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    lindas58
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    My husband has been complaining of itching at the excision site & also says its sore…Should we be concerned about this? He was basically turned loose so don't know who to ask. Thanks Linda

    My husband has been complaining of itching at the excision site & also says its sore…Should we be concerned about this? He was basically turned loose so don't know who to ask. Thanks Linda

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      Call the Doctor that did the excision.

      How long ago was the surgery.  What did the doctor say about aftercare?

      Jerry

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        lindas58
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        The surgery was Jan5th. The thing that bothers me the most is that is what brought his attention to the melanoma in the first place.  He had a weird mole that we saw in the summer & the dr said "no worries." In Dec it itched & he had me look at it (on back) I did & it had grown..off he went to his primary, shave biopsy ect….so now when he says its bothering him again I am lost.

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        lhaley
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        Linda,

        I saw in your profile that your husband was to go back to Dr. Gould in March. Did he go? 

        He is actually still healing and will itch and hurt. My oncologist told me that the healing process is actually 18 months. During that time scar tissue is still forming.  If he is worried I would make an appointment with a dermatologist to check it out.  Personally I would question a Dr that said "no worries". While rare, my stage 1A came back after 27 years.  it was thicker than your husbands but mine was not ulcerated.  Always best to be alert.

        Let us know how it goes,

        Linda

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        lhaley
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        Linda,

        I saw in your profile that your husband was to go back to Dr. Gould in March. Did he go? 

        He is actually still healing and will itch and hurt. My oncologist told me that the healing process is actually 18 months. During that time scar tissue is still forming.  If he is worried I would make an appointment with a dermatologist to check it out.  Personally I would question a Dr that said "no worries". While rare, my stage 1A came back after 27 years.  it was thicker than your husbands but mine was not ulcerated.  Always best to be alert.

        Let us know how it goes,

        Linda

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        lindas58
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        The surgery was Jan5th. The thing that bothers me the most is that is what brought his attention to the melanoma in the first place.  He had a weird mole that we saw in the summer & the dr said "no worries." In Dec it itched & he had me look at it (on back) I did & it had grown..off he went to his primary, shave biopsy ect….so now when he says its bothering him again I am lost.

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      Call the Doctor that did the excision.

      How long ago was the surgery.  What did the doctor say about aftercare?

      Jerry

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      washoegal
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      The itching and soreness is most likely normal healing.  What you can do to help your husband to keep a watch on his scaring,  That means every few days take a look at the surgical sights and see if the have change, look for redness, swelling, heat, etc.  The soreness is from trauma.  The itching is healing.  I am 14 months post surgery and occasionally have minor pain at the WLE site. 

      More importantly when I went to your profile I noticed you said one of his lymph nodes was swollen.  That has me a little concerned that he may have a post surgical infection.  If there is still swelling especially with any heat and redness, please go back to the surgeon as soon as possible.

       

      Good Luck

      Mary

      Stage 3

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      washoegal
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      The itching and soreness is most likely normal healing.  What you can do to help your husband to keep a watch on his scaring,  That means every few days take a look at the surgical sights and see if the have change, look for redness, swelling, heat, etc.  The soreness is from trauma.  The itching is healing.  I am 14 months post surgery and occasionally have minor pain at the WLE site. 

      More importantly when I went to your profile I noticed you said one of his lymph nodes was swollen.  That has me a little concerned that he may have a post surgical infection.  If there is still swelling especially with any heat and redness, please go back to the surgeon as soon as possible.

       

      Good Luck

      Mary

      Stage 3

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