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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Benign: When an enlarged lymph node is biopsied or excised and the pathological diagnosis is reactive hyperplasia, it means the the node is reacting to a loca ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many things: The most important issue is to rule out a tumor. The biopsy is also likely to be tested for H pylori infection. Wish you good health!
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Man up!: There's needles and perhaps worse. Many biopsies are taken using a contraption that actually takes a bite of tissue, like a pooper-scooper but razor-s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Biopsy: A biopsy of the cervix requires that a small portion of the uterine cervix is sampled, usually with the help of an instrument called a colposcope. Th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Sampling: The gum is part of your mouth (around the teeth). A biopsy of it is usually done to try and document a specific disease or process. There are hundreds ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kuan
21 years experience Urology
Not too bad: Prostate biopsy involves a ultrasound of the prostate through the rectal wall, which allows a urologist to measure the prostate, place local, examine ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle Biopsy: Sample of tissue to make a diagnosis of muscle related disease.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Brain biopsy is an uncommon procedure to diagnose brain disorders like tumors, dementia and suspected infections not otherwise diagnosable. The tissue ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Simple: A fine needle aspiration biopsy means using a thin needle (like the ones used to draw blood) to draw a very small tissue or cell sample from the lymp ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy of lymph node: Lymph nodes are biopsied to see if cancer has spread beyond the primary site. Using a radioactive tracer and dye, the lymph nodes closest to a tumor ... Read More

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