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Will a punch biopsy with sutures leave any scarring

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually small scar: It really depends on how large a biopsy is taken. The smaller the punch the smaller the scar. Most punch biopsies will heal well but sometimes they wi ... Read More
Dr. Annette Occhialini
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: But it should be minimal.

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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
You : You will typically not need stitches or have scar after a punch biopsy. The biopsy will be done using a small needle where a device to obtain the spe ... Read More
Dr. John Walker
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar maybe stitches: Punch biopsies are seldom closed by stitches, but can be. All cuts on skin leave scars. These scars become less noticeable with time.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Punch: Yes , a punch biopsy is closed with sutures. A small scar results.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Why worry: In the hands of experienced expert professional the scar will be minimal ( some times may not even see with naked eye ) See a plastic surgeon , or ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: On some individuals there is no scar. On others a thick scar (keloid) may develop. On some patients there is a flat area of decreased pigmented skin. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Scar: It will heal by secondary intention and will have a scar even if there was a stitch.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Klein
21 years experience Pathology
Skin sample: A punch biopsy is a sample of skin taken often by a dermatologist. The sample is cylindrical in shape due to the circular blade. It if often done to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not related: A punch biopsy should not cause a headache. Stress from worrying it could cause a muscle tension headache.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Bacroben on wound: Yes you can.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Will scar up: The hole will scar up.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Definitive diagnosis: If the dermatologist cannot diagnose your skin problem by looking at it, you need to have a tissue sample taken (biopsy) that will be examined by a pa ... Read More

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