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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!

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

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Biopsy (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What is bone biopsy and how was it done?

What is bone biopsy and how was it done?

Taking a piece out: A biopsy is a small piece taken out for microscopic examination of any particular tissue. Is it a bone biopsy (usually done for a tumor or growth) or is it a bone marrow (taken out to test for blood disorders). Read more

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Can results of open biopsy of bone be wrong?

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

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What is the definition or description of: bone biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: bone biopsy?

Removal of a sample: A bone biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove a sample of a bone abnormality. Read more

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Are bone marrow biopsies and aspirations risky?

Are bone marrow biopsies and aspirations risky?

Low risk: There is always risk involved in any procedure. Some have greater risk than others. Generally speaking, bone marrow biopsies are low risk, but your hematologist would be the best person to assess whether the risk outweighs the potential benefit, which is the real question. Read more

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Are bone marrow biopsies ever false?

Rarely: Keep in mind that there is no such thing as 100% in life or in medicine. For every test we do, there is some chance (which may be very, very small) that the result will be incorrect. Read more

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How do bone marrow biopsies typically work?

How do bone marrow biopsies typically work?

Biopsy...: You are typically on your stomach and lightly sedated. The area on the back of your pelvis (hip region) is injected with local anesthesia and a "large" needle is placed into the bone marrow cavity to remove a sample of the contents. Read more

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Are bone marrow biopsies done on both sides?

Are bone marrow biopsies done on both sides?

They can be: Most of the time a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration is done on one side (unilateral). For the staging of certain cancers a biopsy is done on both sides (bilateral). Read more

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Are bone marrow biopsies painful to have done?

Are bone marrow biopsies painful to have done?

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

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How is a bone test done after a prostate biopsy?

How is a bone test done after a prostate biopsy?

Bone Scan: You get an injection of a radioactive material. Two hours later, you return to nuclear medicine and lay under a machine called gamma camera for about 40 to 45 min for getting pictures of your bone to see if your prostate cancer had spread to the bone. Read more

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How long can it take to get bone biopsy results?

How long can it take to get bone biopsy results?

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

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Can you tell me how do bone marrow biopsies work?

See below: Bone marrow biopsy and aspirate are done to diagnose disorders of blood and bone marrow. This site provides a short description of the procedure and indications for the procedure.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003934.htm. Read more

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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

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Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

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

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Is a bone marrow biopsy painful?

Yes and no: Any biopsy will be painful but in the hands of an experienced doctor and proper sedation (local novocaine) it can be a much more tolerable process. Pain killers such as tylenol (acetaminophen) afterwards for 24-58 hours can be a help too. Read more

Bone (Definition)

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