Removed Mole Replaced By Skin Color Bump? (2 Years After Removal)

Can a flesh coloured bump in place of a removed abnormal mole be a cause for concern? The bump has appeared after 2 years of mole removal (by shaving) and does not hurt or itch.

Doctor Answers 2

Mole removal

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I would recommend that you see a board certified dermatologist for an evaluation and possible treatment. 

Skin colored bump after mole removal

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I believe what you are describing is a hypertrophic or thickened scar that developed after the mole was removed; I don't think the actual mole has returned, though I would need to see it. 

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

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