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Offline InTheMoment

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Mole biopsy question
« on: February 10, 2014, 09:43:20 AM »
I'm still waiting on the results on a mole biopsy -- it's been 6 days now.  A derm removed a funky looking mole from the next of my 11 year old, it had been there for years, but was asymmetrical and recently started to develop different colors.  I am trying not to freak out too much, since melanoma in kids is rare, but you all know how hard that can be.

So has anyone ever had a mole removed/biopsied after it had been traumatized?  It was removed last Tuesday, but the day before my son picked a the mole -- and picked enough to pick part of the top of the mole right off (though he said it didn't really bleed).  I told the derm that it had been picked out, but I'm worried that the recent trauma will make the pathology hard to read.  I know I've read in the past that it can actually cause a false reading for melanoma.  Sigh.

So has anyone ever had a mole removed right after a trauma to it?
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Re: Mole biopsy question
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 10:05:23 AM »
I have had a mole removed that had trauma to it. One of my children picked at it then it got scraped, then I rubbed it. It was removed a day or two after these incidents. The derm said it had quite a bit if trauma. Pathology came back very clear that it was a benign mole with trauma.

Hopefully you get good news soon!
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Re: Mole biopsy question
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 10:11:06 AM »
I think a lot of people have a mole removed that has had trauma because very often a shave biopsy is done first, cutting the top half right off.  Then if that comes back with dysplasia the entire biopsy is removed and looked at further.
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Re: Mole biopsy question
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 01:52:07 PM »
SighNoMore -- was yours removed only because it had been traumatized, or did it look atypical before it got picked at?
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Re: Mole biopsy question
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 02:22:26 PM »
It looked atypical first. I had noticed it was looking weird, and then before I could go in the trauma happened. My derm never does shave biopsies. She takes the entire mole and a small margin from the get go. I appreciate that.

Thankfully all my biopsies have come back ok!!
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