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how long does it take for mole biopsy results

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
2-3 days: If the tissue was examined locally, the pathologist should have a report in 2-3 days. Just because it is taking longer does not mean anything by itsel ... Read More
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Dr. Gustavo Diaz
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Time: It usually takes 2-3 days for pathology reports to come back to the office of your surgeon or physician. The pathologist will report the result no mat ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
1 to 2 days: A biopsy is usually processed and reported in 24 to 48 hours. The things that could delay that is if the biopsy goes to a lab in another state for pr ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Work flow: Lab work flow for tissue samples requires usually two days for processing and reporting of routine cases. Sometimes a case may have complexity under t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Anxiety reaction: is common , every one will have one with pending biopsy report . no , delay means cancer is not true at all . Several reason for delay , processing d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Removed: Taking biopsy of a mole is not a usual procedure. The mole should be removed in its entirety and tissue sent to a pathologist for examination.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not necessarily: but it should be easy for the pathologist to examine the margins and determine whether the lesion was completely removed.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Clinical impression: My impression is that your dermatologist examined the mole and believed it was suspicious looking, that is, it had the characteristics of a cancer. A ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nour Baltagi
29 years experience Pediatrics
Nevi: I think it is very important you recheck with the dermatologist about the biopsy report and you too must report your new nevi to the dematologist who ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Go ahead: It's your call, but if your dermatologist thinks it's nasty enough to come off, i'll defer to him/her. It can be hard to tell a very inflamed halo nev ... Read More

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