Paging the marvelous medi-dopers!
I’m not asking for medical advice, I’ve already gotten the bastard frozen off twice, and the dermatologist who did it this time informs me that it’s likely to KEEP coming back, and that even if she actually cut it off, it might STILL keep coming back.
She was unable/unwilling to tell me WHY that is, and seemed to think I was a little unreasonable for wanting to know.
So… do you (general you = doctors/medical people) know why it would keep coming back? The packet I got seemed to indicate it was a disorder of the top layer of my skin, so presumably if the top layer of my skin were no longer there (surgery or whatnot) that would solve the problem, but she didn’t seem to think it would.
And of course the internet is (as usual) wildly unhelpful. I’ve read the same standard paragraph about how they’re benign and they get frozen off and bobs-yer-uncle about 20 times now.
Yes, it’s genetic, my mom and grandmother have quite a few. It’s on my face, so it’s going to keep getting froze off as long as it keeps coming back, because I’m not going through life with a giant witches’ wart. I know I’m a bit young for them, but I’ve had it growing slowly since my 20s, and I finally got sick enough of it to freeze it off for the first time about a year-and-a-half ago. It came back SUPER fast this time compared to how slowly it developed originally. Dermatologist was extremely apathetic about that.
So - what’s the straight dope?