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Pre-cancer spot in the ankle removed with liquid nitrogen, burning, shooting pains, black swab after 5 weeks. Normal?

I had a pre- cancer spot (visible since June, removed in Sept.) removed agressively with liquid nitrogen . Location: front of ankle, left leg. It is still very sore - burning, shooting pains, tenderness, black scab. The removal was 5 weeks ago today. Is the healing time and lingering soreness usual? Thank you. DHuddle
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to hcm.
It could be prolonged healing but this is nothing unusual. If symptoms persist for more than 8 weeks you should seek medical attention. There could be skin infection in this case. In future,malignant lesions shouldn't be treated by tjhis methidr. It should be surgically removed. Regards
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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