What is a Symptomatic Lesion?

Symptomatic lesions may be anything on your skin (such as moles, growths, lumps, bumps, or brown spots) that are growing, tender, and/or painful. As this category is very broad, it is not feasible to give a complete list of what your suspicious lesion could be, but common symptomatic lesions include atypical moles, lipomas, cysts, and even malignant melanomas. However, symptomatic lesions cause pain by pushing on sensory nerves that are found in your skin, underlying muscle and fat tissues; this pain is an indication of abnormal cell growth which inevitably leads to growth of the lesion and compression on these nerves. If you are experiencing pain, have any lesion that is growing, or notice a reoccurrence of a previously excised lesion anywhere on your body it should be examined by a medical professional. Symptomatic lesions are of concern as they can be indicative of a precancerous or cancerous lesion by virtue of their aggressive growth. These cancerous lesions include basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.

Treating Symptomatic Lesions

Because symptomatic lesions result from a variety of different cell types, a diagnosis is necessary to determine the course of action necessary to treat your symptomatic lesion. Diagnosing your lesion of concern, will require a clinical examination by Dr. Mowlavi and possibly a biopsy (see suspicious lesions). Both of these tasks will be completed during your initial consultation. Please contact us at (949) 499-4147 to get started.

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Nikki Laguna Beach, CA

Dr. Mowlavi did an incredible job... People still can not believe when I tell them that I had skin cancer removed from the middle of my forehead. Dr. Mowlavi did an incredible job and I am thankful I was referred to him for my surgery.

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