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Keloid Symptoms & Diagnosis


Keloids often begin as small lumps at the site of a skin injury. They gradually grow beyond the margins of the original wound. Keloids do not go below the surface.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Itchiness
  • Tenderness


Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.

You may be referred to a specialist. Dermatologists focus on the skin. They can confirm the diagnosis and assist in removal. A plastic surgeon may do the removal.

Tests may include a biopsy. This may be done to rule out tumor formation or other skin disorders.

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