A 22-year-old female asked:
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why is biopsy needed for discolouration and swelling of lower leg that has nodules under the skin? how much chance that it might be cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Rule out...: My first concern is leukocytoclastic vasculitis. I trust this is not kaposi's, but there are many other concerning entities that a biopsy is required to diagnose. Talk about the results with your physician.
Answered on Mar 21, 2013
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
See your derm: Any new lesions involving your skin should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
To determine its cau: There could be many causes of these lesions. A biopsy can define what it is.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013

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Get the biopsy: I am even more concerned about a necrotizing panniculitis, vasculitis or calciphylaxis, please get biopsied.
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Let's biopsy: I'm actually more concerned about a cryoglobulin or leukocytoclastic vasculitis. If you have been offered a biopsy, by all means go for it. This does ... Read More
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