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A, few weeks ago, I scratched off a normal looking mole in my neck. It looks like the wound turned into a scar. I must confess that I pick at the wound alot, ever since I scratched of the mole. I just want to be sure my lesion is not something cancerous like a amelanoctic melanoma. Thank you
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Do you have any enlarged lymph node in neck, specially on the same side where mole is?
Has that inflammed area decreased in size so far or any recent increase in size?
Have you got that mole examined by a doctor before you scratched it?
It surely decreased in size, but this last area, seems not to disapear.
I think it is a scar? The dermatoligist looked at the mole before I scratched it off and said it looked fine.
also no enlarged lymph nodes.
One question what can I do to speed up the healing proces?
Do you have any tips, beside not picking it anymore.
Sorry I cant seem to upload a picture via the normal way. Its not the best quality sorry about that.
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Well doctor this is how my mole looks now, I think it grew back where I once scartched the whole mole of, I talked about it last night with you. But comparing the first pictures and the picture I just made the elavated pink tissue is exactly where my mole used to be.
Thank you doc,