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42/female 1 nail started to have horizional ridging got deeper & thick along with pain when pressure-no bone issue per xray. Want to do biopsy? Help!
Psoriatic arthritis?: Horizontal ridging of nails may indicate psoriasis. The london criteria accept five nails (hands) with psoriaform findings. This would be the first thing that comes to mind, especially if you or family members have psorasis, seborrhea, or eczema. Someone in rheumatology can best adress this issue! ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Finally a biopsy but confused. Lichen planus sclerosis. On my glabella. Any ideas? I've listed history? Heads painful feels deep than skin almost bone?
Lichen Sclerosus: Lichen sclerosus (lie-kun skluh-row-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or skin around the anus. ...Read more
What was the biopsy: For? Any test can be wrong. If the biopsy is taken from a site away from the lesion, the pathologist will not see the diseased bone and will not be able to make the diagnosis. You need to provide more information about your symptoms, presumptive diagnosis, andwhat bone was biopsied? ...Read more
May last for months: Some biopsy sites can be very painful for several months. ...Read more
It depends: If done by an experienced health care worker (doctor/nurse) the bone marrow biopsy can be tolerable (mild to moderate amount of pain). They use local anesthesia which controls 90% of the pain. So I would not worry too much about it and get it done. Just make sure that the person doing the biopsy has done more than 20 biopsies before and does them fairly frequently (>1 per month). ...Read more
A few days: Depending on what the biopsy is for, the initial results (gross micro) will come back in a few days. If the biopsy is for something more specific like tumors, infection, then the permanent results can take up to a week depending on additional stains or final culture results. ...Read more
Small: Very small- but enough for pathology interpretation by a pathologist. ...Read more
Had a bone marrow asp and biopsy. Said abnormal female karyotype and these numbers in order. Add (14) (q22) (20). It was never explained. Could you help?
Need mor einformatio: You need to tell us about what made you go to see your doctor in the first instance and why was a bone marrow done? Unless you have some blood disorder, we can not interpret your chromosomal change (karyotype). You will be better off asking your doctor what it means now that he has given you this worry some report. ...Read more
DEPENDS ON HOSPITAL: It can be done by an orthopedic surgeon or neuro surgeon. ...Read more
Usually a bone: Biopsy is done on a a bone with a symptom (pain) and an x-ray abnormalitity (dissolved bone. Lytic; sclerotic, bone, blastic) indicating metastasis or fracture. The biopsy can obtain tissue if the source is occult. A bone marrow biopsy is done to assess anemia, look for leukemia, and sometimes another marrow disorder. ...Read more
Bone marrow biopsy?:
I am not clear what you are asking--do you want to know how much bone marrow is removed during a bone marrow biopsy?
Generally, 5-15 cc's of marrow is removed during a bone marrow aspiration and then a 2-3 cm small piece of the bone marrow is removed for the biopsy.
If you were trying to get other information please add a more detailed question. ...Read more
Change in components: A bone marrow biopsy in a normal person will find the pattern of cells most often seen in a healthy person of that age. This would include red cells and their precursers (builders), white cells & precursers, platelet precursers & others. In illness, the pattern changes, and some or all may be abnormal. Tumor cells may take over every space& or few if any normal cells may be seen. ...Read more
Many Indications: Bone marrow biopsy is most useful in diagnosis and staging of blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc). Also indicated for evaluating unexplained anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, or unexplained elevated blood counts. It is also useful for fever of unknown origin, or as a confirmation that bone marrow transplantation is successful. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more