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Had some moles/growths electrocauterized a few months back.

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Had some moles/growths electrocauterized a few months back. I just read something online that said electrocautery was not safe. One of the moles that was cauterized is a bit red and tingles off and on. Should I be concerned? What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Electrocauterisation is only unsafe because you don't get material for a histologic examination. When you cut a mole out you can make sure that the tissue you took out was benign. When a spot you were treated still tingles and didn't heal, you should have it examined.

Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

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