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?