Skin Lesion Removal
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Skin Lesion Removal?

This is the removal of an abnormal growth on the skin, called a lesion, for medical or cosmetic reasons. Skin lesions can include warts , moles , cancers, and skin tags.

Melanoma Excision
Melanoma Excision
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  • Lesion is precancerous or cancerous
  • Lesion has created a chronic skin irritation
  • Cosmetic preference

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a lesion removed, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Nerve damage
  • Recurrence of the lesion

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Immunosuppression
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Circulatory problems

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Any new...
 
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