Mole Removal - How Long Off Running?
Posted 06 December 2007 - 06:50 PM
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:00 PM
Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:48 PM
Hope it goes ok.
Edited by TFive, 06 December 2007 - 07:51 PM.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:37 PM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:03 AM
I would have thought 10 days was a bit excessive though - but what would I know?
Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:59 AM
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:46 PM
totally agree, your body will thank you for the break anyway...You can start a new training block after the ten days refreshed and ready to go....no harm done! enjoy the break
Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:11 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:16 AM
One was just above my right ankle and certainly that took the longest of any to heal. It needed a skin graft and I had stay in bed with my leg elevated for three weeks!! So it is a tricky area because of the tight skin and the chances of swelling if you are on your feet too long. So take the doctor's advice.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:21 PM
Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:30 PM
Saw my GP today about a mole in the inside of my right calf which I have noticed has changed ever so slightly. He viewed it close-up and suggested I get a biopsy done, then he changed his mind and told me that he could use a "punch tool" and remove the whole thing on the table! Jeepers - what am I? I piece of leather? It would need 1 suture as the size is relatively small but don't want a "hack job" as some of you have experienced.
That said, I've got fair skin and while I'm not Casper, I'm certainly not George Hamilton! But I do want to get a second opinion as to what this is (or could be) and how I should go about making sure I do the right thing. Spoke to the Cancer Council and they said to get a referral from the GP to see a Dermatologist.
What happens after that? If it is melanoma do you have further scans? Regular check-ups etc?
Any advice or experiences greatly appreciated.
Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:41 PM
I can't see why you would want a second opinion (other than those you're seeking here), unless you see something wrong with the result.
Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:02 PM
Well, a punch biopsy is safe and easy. A special tool is used that cuts the mole right out with really clean borders. Usually it is a "better safe than sorry" kind of approach. Because it is easy and safe and can then be properly diagnosed by a pathologist it is often done. Doesn't mean much apart from that.
And I have read through this thread and didn't see too much to worry about. One person had what they called a 'hack' job, but all the others seemed OK to me. Most 'problems' are in healing, not cutting (e.g. infection, slow healing, not listening to advice etc).
You are doing the right thing. I would be more worried if it were not taken out!!
Don't get ahead of yourself! The vast majority of lesions are not serious. They are taken seriously, but most will be fine. Save your worrying until you have something to worry about!!
Edited by Olmy, 10 November 2008 - 01:05 PM.