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Suspicious “pimple” on old mole scar on neck

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: May 22, 2020 1:03 PM

Anonymous 9 months

Hi, I had a mole on my neck removed by a dermatologist about 14 years ago in my early 20s. However, because the mole was deep, it came back (but not fully), so after 5 years or so, i had it removed traditionally by a chinese sifu “dr”. There is a scar and very light brown coloring but it blends more with my skin than it resembles a mole.
On and off, this scar will seem to have a pimple underneath it and there will be pus and it hurts like a pimple, which i will squeeze n thereafter, a scab or crust will cover it. this will go on for a few days. Then it seemed to heal. In this past 9 years since i saw the traditional dr, this happened about 5 times.
Should i be concerned, in case it is cancer? Or most like really just a pimple?

Dr Ramzdhan 14 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

Based on your description, there are several causes of your skin conditions such as:

  • folliculitis
  • acne
  • allergic dermatitis
  • insect bites

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online for free. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Fri May 22 2020 13:03:57 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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