Waiting for mole biopsy to come back

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Don’t stress! My sister had an unusal mole on her back that was removed and tested but came back benign – and they also made a huge incision.

I believe that if the mole is in a place where it’s easy to make a large incision without significant scarring (such as stomach or back), then I think they will. It doesn’t make sense to just cut a little bit when they can be extra careful and do it all in one step anyway!

Post # 4
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just had a mole removed, the doctor told me up front that he did not think it was cancer and that the incision would be much larger than the mole, and elliptical. I still have my stitches in right now, it’s been more than 10 days, and I have to wait til Tuesday to get them out because of the holiday. Don’t worry, it won’t help you in any way, and stress could actually weaken your immune system. It’s pretty random that I came across your post. Yeah, don’t worry, a large incision is common. Unless your doctor has told you that you have reason to be concerned don’t be.

Post # 5
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@amyinbrisbane:  I also had a mole removed. It was a medium brown colour & a black dot appeared in the middle of it. The doctor made quite a big incision and the tests came back absolutely fine! Please don’t stress out 🙂

Post # 6
172 posts
Blushing bee

I have had 4-5 moles removed..all came back fine. try not to stress about it and cross that bridge when you get to it! 🙂

Post # 7
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i will have a mole removed september 10th and im really scared about the whole process.

hope yours is fine and sending you good vibes!!

Post # 9
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

Well, even if it’s melanoma, we have dabrafenib and trametinib now, and I’ve used that in phase I for the last three years and had several patients go cancer free, so hey, even if it’s bad, it’s not the worst!

Post # 10
989 posts
Busy bee

@amyinbrisbane:  How did you go? Did you get your results? I will be in your situation in a couple of weeks – I need a mole out that gets no sun exposure at all! I hate waiting, I just want to know now! I think they often cut pretty big margins around the suspicious moles, I think they treat every suspicious mole as melanoma because they have to have something like a 5mm margin all around (my Mum had a malignant melanoma removed).

I hope all went well and the results were negative, do let us know!

Post # 11
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve had moles removed before and so far so good. Don’t stress. 

Post # 12
2537 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve also had a mole that changed in color, shape, and size and everything came back fine.  I hope the OP’s mole was benign!

Post # 13
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Crossing my fingers for you that the results came back with good news!

Post # 16
1836 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

OP, thanks for making this post. So glad to hear you’re okay!

It’s very relevant for me- I don’t have any moles, but a small mark appeared on my side (where by bra crosses my body) a few months ago. It was very small and met none of the requirements that would raise concern, so I made a note to check on it for changes. Well, yesterday I saw it in a mirror and gasped. It got big and bulbous and is a dark red/purple/black color, and is very tender.I’ve never had anything like this happen before!

I’m so glad to read about other people’s experiences with this and that everyone is doing well 🙂

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