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Can Moles Reoccur After Being Removed Surgically?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: I had a mole in my hairline that I had since I was a kid (31 now) removed surgically 2 years ago. It came back benign. The other day I happened to brush my hair back and saw that it was back. I can't tell if it looks suspicious, but it's the same size and shape that it was before. Should I get it looked at again? Do moles come back that were cut out? Does it look ok?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (4 hours later)
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Kindly clarify this point to comment further

By it came benign , do you mean that the lesion / mole was benign on a biopsy report or was it just observed clinically.

If a biopsy was indeed done then did the mole recur after complete removal

Do you feel any pain, bleeding or burning sensation with this lesion


Wishing you best of health

Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (5 minutes later)
Yes the doctor sent it off for a biopsy and the pathology report came back that it was benign and normal. I'm not sure when it came back. I only noticed it because I pulled my hair back a certain way. You can't normally see it unless I pull hair back. There is no pain or bleeding. It feels normal.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
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Hello again.

If the histopathology report showed it to be benign then its unlikely to transform so rapidly especially after remaining benign for such a long period of time.

Based on these images, For now observe the area to look for any area, color ,elevation and diameter related changes.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Moles Reoccur After Being Removed Surgically?

Brief Answer: Need more information Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome I appreciate your concern Kindly clarify this point to comment further By it came benign , do you mean that the lesion / mole was benign on a biopsy report or was it just observed clinically. If a biopsy was indeed done then did the mole recur after complete removal Do you feel any pain, bleeding or burning sensation with this lesion Wishing you best of health Thanks