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Possible Complications of Mohs Surgery
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have Mohs surgery, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Reaction to the local anesthesia
- Damage to nerve endings (temporary or permanent numbness or weakness)
- Itching or shooting-pain sensations
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
Call Your Doctor
After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Bleeding or other drainage
- Increased pain
- Redness, warmth, tenderness, or swelling at the incision site
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
If you think you have an emergency, CALL 911.