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I had a cystscopy & dilating my urethra 6 days ago.They found bleeding sores on bladder & biopsied. I am still have pain at the end of voiding.Help!

I had a cystscopy & dilating my urethra 6 days ago.They found bleeding sores on bladder & biopsied. I am still have pain at the end of voiding.Help!

Bladder pain: Not completely unexpected to have these symptoms 6 days after urethral dilation and bladder biopsies. Your urologist may be willing to prescribe one of the many urinary tract analgesics available to ease your temporary discomfort. ...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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I've been 2 docs about urethra blockage n had biopsy but can see warts coming out, I've a history of them, can I stop them, as appointment is months away?

I've been 2 docs about urethra blockage n had biopsy but can see warts coming out, I've a history of them, can I stop them, as appointment is months away?

No you can not: Any medication if you apply you may cause injury most likely you have genital warts caused by hpv. Virus, most likely you have at the entrance of urethra usual they do not infect very deep inside urethra, best thing call your doctor to give early appointment , you along with your partner under go treatments. ...Read more

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Can a urologist perform a prostate biopsy at the same time he scopes the urethra?

Can a urologist perform a prostate biopsy at the same time he scopes the urethra?

Possible, but...: Theoretically, this combination is possible, but in practice, it is not advisable because the need for prostate biopsy is judged by changing psa with the finding of digital rectal exam (dre) on prostate, and concern for urination from prostate is usually and sufficiently enough by history, checking residual urine, etc. But, you can ask urologist for priority and sequence of care... Best wish... ...Read more

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I had a biopsy half the prostate is benign cyst the other half is cancer gleason 9 can I have a pvp to open the urethra up ?

I  had  a biopsy half  the  prostate  is  benign  cyst  the  other  half  is  cancer  gleason  9    can  I  have  a pvp  to  open  the  urethra  up ?

Prostate cancer: You could have a pvp or TURP but what treatment are you considering to definitively treat your cancer. High grade aggressive cancer needs aggressive treatment if it is confined to the prostate. Radiation or radical prostatectomy is indicated if your staging workup is negative(ct/bone scan) if this has already spread, hormonal therapy should be started soon good luck. ...Read more

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Had a ultrasound last week. Have edometrial stripe of 6.1,small complex cyst, and mild free fluid in pelvis. Scheduled for end/biopsy. Worried!

Probably normal: The endometrial stripe measurement would be thick if you were past menopause. The biopsy is to check the tissue and make sure nothing worrisome is occurring. The cyst may be resolving on it's own (which is why the free fluid in the pelvis) but may be followed with ultrasound. If no resolution further evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more

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I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?

I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?

Probably...: The surgeon has the benefit of taking your history and examining you and possibly the results of the biopsies which would justify the seeming "extensive" evaluation. I would not doubt this or attempt to second-guess. Be thankful your surgeon appears to be thorough. ...Read more

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Can having bone marrow biopsies and a bone marrow harvest in hip/pelvis possibly cause arthritis...? Been 20 years now.. Have mild to severe pain...

Can having bone marrow biopsies and a bone marrow harvest in hip/pelvis  possibly cause arthritis...?  Been 20 years now.. Have mild to severe pain...

Hip arthritis.: Not likely related to bone graft harvest or bone biopsies. These are usually iliac crest or areas away from the hip joint proper. ...Read more

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Why do I need a biopsy? 

Why do I need a biopsy? 

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 more

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What is sentinal node biopsy?

What is sentinal node biopsy?

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 more

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Does biopsy checks for cystis?

Does biopsy checks for cystis?

Yes : Yes, cystitis will usually be seen on a biopsy. A biopsy may not be necessary. ...Read more

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What kind of biopsy will I have?

What kind of biopsy will I have?

It depends: The type of biopsy recommended depends on many things such as location and type of mass that is being biopsied. Some are done with a fine needle, some require more extensive incisions. Your doctor will explain exaclty what type of biopsy it will be. ...Read more

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What is incision biopsy?

'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

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How heavy is the urethra?

How heavy is the urethra?

No one knows, but...: Do you refer to the urethra of males or females, children or adult, just its lining or its full thickness? I doubt if any one have ever weighed since such information would not be valuable for its functionality. So, what does something bother you so to raise this question? If any, let HealthTap know so the interested doctor may answer for you. ...Read more

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Are prostate biopsies dangerous?

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 more

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What is the effect of vulvar biopsy?

What is the effect of vulvar biopsy?

Result of biopsy : More important than the biopsy per se. Biopsy involves removing part of the lesion on the vulva so that it may be examined by a pathologist to determine the nature of the disease, usually to rule in or rule out cancer. The amount of tissue removed is not likely to leave any lasting mark. If your doctor has suggested a biopsy, please follow her/his advice. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of a biopsy?

What are the after effects of a biopsy?

See below: A biopsy is a minor surgical procedure to capture a tissue specimen for microscopic analysis. This can be done via a scalpel, a needle, a biopsy 'punch' (like a cookie cutter), or etc. The post-op expectations might be: minor pain, minor swelling, minor bleeding, etc. There may be no after effects at all. ...Read more

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I had 12 biopsies taken during colonoscopy. What could be outcome?

I had 12 biopsies taken during colonoscopy. What could be outcome?

Pathology report: You need to wait for the report from the pathologist who is examining the biopsies. Biopsies were taken to get a handle on the disease process, if any. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more