Repigmented Itchy Mole?

I am a middle aged male, dark hair, medium complexion. I had a shave biopsy a year and a half ago on a lesion back of my leg, came back as mild atypical Nevus. There were "clear margins", repigmented shortly after removal, same size 4 mm and appearance. The lesion began to itch about 3 weeks ago. Not really thinking about what I was itching through my pants, I think I agitated the mole. It seeped slightly. I had it removed and now waiting on biopsy results. How concerned should I be?

Doctor Answers (2)

Mole removal in Los Angeles


The results of your pathology report should direct the future course of the mole treatment. It all depends on whether the recurrence was a result of inflammation or recurrence of the lesion. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Mole returned after removal, should I be concerned


Sometimes a mole will return after it was removed. I'm glad that you went in and had it looked at after you noticed it had returned, and that it was changing. I wouldn't be concerned at this point. Even if it is cancerous, the fact that you caught it quickly should make it treatable rather easily even if a larger excision is necessary.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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