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I have very small pieces ok skin coming out from my body (eye back under arm). Can my dermatologist cut them without a biopsy first?
Yes; skin tags: Benign skin tag likely. These are common protrusions of normal skin that tend to crop up in areas of the body, usually in creases around arm pits, groin, eyelids, neck. May be clipped without anesthesia or with. If classic appearance without atypical appearance , then complete excision may be performed without histo-pathological tissue evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a benign Nevus grow back if excisional biopsy did not 100% remove it although it was removed completely to the naked eye? How long would it take?
Depends: If you mean behind the eyeball, that is something you can only see on an MRI and often times it is difficult to do a biopsy. A neurosurgeon will have to do it. If behind the eye you mean on the retina, then cancers in this area usually have a typical appearance (like melanoma or metastasis or lymphoma) and you can make the diagnosis without biopsy. ...Read more
Eye biopsy for my 11 year old due to redness and inflammation. Was treated with steroid gel but no improvement wondering if biopsy the best option?
Eye biopsy: Perhaps you need a second opinion from an opthalmologist. ...Read more
I am froom ethiopia. I was told that I have basal eye carcinoma. According to the biopsy, the tumor is as large as 2cmx1cm. What do you recommend me?
Had a biopsy on nose near the eye i left the office without it covered it is really hard to place a bandage or band aid there is is ok to leave uncove
I have HPV and bled after a pap. My dr told me she could see leisons on my cervix with her naked eye. Is this cancer? Waiting on biopsy and scared
Probalby not: What your doctor saw are likely pre-malignant lesions due to hpv infection. They range from low-grade to high-grade. Depending on the result of the pap smear, you may need colposcopy and a cevical biopsy. Follow up with the result and talk to you gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Touched a biopsy kit and then rubbed eye/nose - could I have caught cancer/hiv/hepatitis or something similar? Can those be caught through eye/nose?
It's possible: It's possible if the kit was contaminated. You should notify whoever used the kit to determine if you are at risk. ...Read more
Today I has a 2nd magic eye through my penis & have been told I have to return for a biopsy. Can you help, worried! (Originally it was blood in urine?
Not sure: what kind of help you desire. Please let us know your specific question. Re-ask with clarification so we can try to be of assistance. ...Read more
Received tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for blepharitis. Symptoms worser. Symptoms ongoing for 10 months. Right eye vision blurrier than left. Ask for culture or biopsy?
Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) i went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy ???
Evaluation : Presumably you saw an optometrist who advised a biopsy of a fleshy mass located in the lacrimal gland or by it. The referral to an ophthalmologist would be the next step, who will be able to advise you on the differential diagnosis of this mass. Sometimes other testing is necessary before considering a biopsy (blood tests, imaging). A tissue biopsy may be advised when definitive treatment required ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney mass 2 small 2 biopsy yet, dr is keepin an eye on it till we can, but also have high potassium in blood & kidney is not functioing so well, ?
See Nephrologist: Kidney lesions are usually not biopsied and monitored. If suspicious for cancer will need partial nephrectomy but is unlikely at your age. Work up for hyperkalemia(high potassium) need to be done by a kidney doctor. While kidney insufficiency is a major cause of high potassium, it is not the only one. ...Read more
Tissue Diagnosis: I presume that you had a radiologic study and/or examination that showed an abnormality for which a doctor recommended a biopsy. While the above studies may be helpful, they are usually not 100% diagnostic. A biopsy provides tissue to evaluate under the microscope for definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A surgical procedure: This is a surgical procedure to identify the first node that receives drainage from the site of the cancer, and is thus the node most likely to have cancer if cancer has spread. It is done routinely for breast cancer and melanoma. Thenode is removed and examined under the microscope for cancer. The results will help determine what additional treatments may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
'to cut' biopsy: 'incisional biopsy' literally means to 'cut out some tissue' to get a good sample of a particular lesion (usually skin but can be any biopsy). An excisional biopsy is similiar but this refers to removing the whole lesion with normal tissue around it (as in a small dark mole removed). Biopsies are sent to a pathologist who 'reads' the slides under a microscope looking for abnormal cells/diseases. ...Read more
Maybe: Prostate biopsies are very safe but there are increasing reports recently of higher resistance rates to the antibiotics we use prior to the biopsy. This means a potentially higher rate of infection but overall the incidence is still very small. The most common problem after a prostate biopsy is bleeding and infection but is usually not lifeb threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer