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Tiny dark spec in healing biopsy site…

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    curious12
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    Hi all,

    Quick question: I had a punch biopsy on my toe. It was moderately atypical with clear margins.

    Had more re-excised via slightly bigger punch with no residual atypical nevus seen (which I was expecting)
    Had stitch out yesterday after 4 weeks of stitches. It is a bit of a mess, due to it being on toe, one stitch popping out from day 1, etc.

    Hi all,

    Quick question: I had a punch biopsy on my toe. It was moderately atypical with clear margins.

    Had more re-excised via slightly bigger punch with no residual atypical nevus seen (which I was expecting)
    Had stitch out yesterday after 4 weeks of stitches. It is a bit of a mess, due to it being on toe, one stitch popping out from day 1, etc.

    I just noticed right in the middle, deep down, a spec of pigment (stitch? dried blood? pigment?) It basically looks black & dark
    I can't imagine pigment since it hasn't even healed, so it's not like it grew back within hours!? Just wondering if anyone had thoughts. I tried to "grab" it with tweezers but it's deep and isn't moving.

    Do you suggest I call and go back to derm?

    Thanks

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      Vermont_Donna
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      Yes I would advise that anytime you have any questions with a surgical site you call the surgeon/physician performing the procedure or his designee (ie covering doctor), describe what it looks like and ask to be seen at an office visit. They would best be able to answer your question. Good luck!

      Vermont_Donna

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      Vermont_Donna
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      Yes I would advise that anytime you have any questions with a surgical site you call the surgeon/physician performing the procedure or his designee (ie covering doctor), describe what it looks like and ask to be seen at an office visit. They would best be able to answer your question. Good luck!

      Vermont_Donna

      stage 3a

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      washoegal
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      I recently had an atypical spot removed from the bottom of my toe also.  Nasty spot.  Hard to heal.  i am quite sure it is nothing to be concerned about, but since it is so hard to heal, let the doc take a look at it. 

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      washoegal
      Participant

      I recently had an atypical spot removed from the bottom of my toe also.  Nasty spot.  Hard to heal.  i am quite sure it is nothing to be concerned about, but since it is so hard to heal, let the doc take a look at it. 

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      Janner
      Participant

      It could easily be another internal stitch or even a scab.  You can certainly talk to your derm, but I would go into panic mode.  Any areas on the feet are tough to heal and most likely you are seeing something normal and not pigment regrowth at this time.

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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      Janner
      Participant

      It could easily be another internal stitch or even a scab.  You can certainly talk to your derm, but I would go into panic mode.  Any areas on the feet are tough to heal and most likely you are seeing something normal and not pigment regrowth at this time.

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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