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Mole Removal (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

It is necessary to call the doctor if you notice any of these signs of infection:

It is rarely necessary to go to the hospital after mole removal. If catastrophic bleeding occurs or if there is an alteration in mental state or severe infection, this may warrant a visit to the hospital's emergency department.

  • Usually, it is best to call the surgeon's office if time permits to make sure the doctor does not have a suggestion, which may eliminate the need to go to the hospital.
  • If excessive bleeding occurs, hold firm pressure on the wound for at least 30 minutes.
  • Also, ice may be applied to the wound for pain management, but ice does not stop bleeding (contrary to popular myth).
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