So I went in to the doctors office today to have 2 sebaceous cysts removed. The entire procedure took less than an hour.
I have 2 moles on my face. I’ve had them for as long as I can remember.
I’ve thought about having them removed, but it was pure vanity that made me think of it so I never followed through.
I also never took advantage of them to do
a scary witch costume for Halloween.
Neither mole is overly large or dark, so what the heck.
In the last 6 months or so the one mole to the left of my mouth, on my cheek had started to change. It would get full of keratin, then it would subside. And of course this recent change concerned me. I also have/well had one on my back that would do the same thing. This one did bother me, it would ache, and itch and I’d dig at it.
So I finally made an appt with our (expats) favorite dermatologist here in Merida;
dra Claudia C. Calderon Rocher
Star Medica, consultorio 523
which explains why it took 3 weeks to get in to see her. She looked at the mole and the cyst and said they needed to be removed.
She found a rather sizeable cyst under the mole. I was shocked at the size of the cysts she removed. I feel like there is going to be an indent once the wounds heal. She even exclaimed over how deep the one on my back went, she had to give me a second anesthetic shot there as she went deeper.
So I’ve been told to take it easy, no exercise, no pool, stay out of the sun … oh dear, whatever shall I do! She doesn’t realize that is already my lifestyle!
So anyway, since everyone is always interested in medical expenses here you go –
Consultation – 600pesos
in office surgical procedure – 2000pesos
zitroflan antibiotic, 3 tablets, 334pesos
bactroban antibiotic ointment, 163pesos
followup in 10 days to remove stitches is included.