After shave mole biopsy 2 months ago, the spot is now a redish/purple with a black dot.. should I get it rechecked? (Photo)
Des Moines, IA
5 months ago
I went to have a few moles checked, which turned out to "look normal" to the dermatologist. I had not had a skin check so she found 2 moles that said needed to come off that day.. On one, the biopsy was fine, the path report talked about a hyperplastic description and said it showed irregular nests of melanocytes and to promptly return if any pigment returns. It is now a purple/redish color with a black dot.. Should I be concerned or get it rechecked? Pictures: before and now
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Cosmetic Mole Removal -- SEE AN EXPERT Dermatologic Surgeon
If you are concerned please see an expert this can be treated in the office by a well trained dermatologist. Best, Dr. Emer.
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