• How do doctors regulate the pain when they burn off a mole?

    Asked by Sunnysideup on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    How do doctors regulate the pain when they burn off a mole?

    I have a few that will be burned off, sounds like it may hurt a lot.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I had some skin tags burned off a few weeks ago from under my arms and they didn't hurt much at all. Also had a spot on my back looked at this past week. They weren't real sure what it was so they cut it out to do a biopsy. It's a nice little divet about a 1/2 inch in diameter. I haven't had any pain associated with it at all. You will probably be fine.

      over 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I have had some skin tags and moles removed, as well as several skin biopsies for rashes. My doctor's sprayed the area with topical lidocaine and then applied several small injections of it around the area to be removed. After a few min they checked to make sure i was numb. All i felt was the pressure applied to remove the targeted area. I had no issues after the procedures were completed, but was told to take 2 Tylenol if I had pain.

      over 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      I've had like three moles removed - no pain with two of the three. One was on the bottom of my foot, and the injection to numb the area was the most painful aspect. Lasted about three seconds. Afterwards, I didn't care for walking around on it too much - basically felt like I had a rock in my shoe for a couple of days. Very manageable.

      over 5 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      I've not had much pain either. It may be a good idea to use Neosporin to reduce scarring.

      over 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Melanoma is not burned off..
      Melanoma must be cut out in order to have clear margins..Do you have melanoma?

      over 5 years ago

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