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Doctor insights on: Cervical Punch Biopsy

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 had a cervical punch biopsy last Wednesday. The discharge is gone by now. Do I really have to wait two weeks to have intercourse?

It's really up to U: I'll defer to your physician, but I don't see the sense in waiting. These biopsy sites are covered with a good fibrin layer and early granulation tissue after a few days. It's hard for me to see how going back to loving is going to increase an infection risk or damage the site. ...Read more

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Why did my doctor advise a punch biopsy?

Why did my doctor advise a punch biopsy?

Definitive diagnosis: If the dermatologist cannot diagnose your skin problem by looking at it, you need to have a tissue sample taken (biopsy) that will be examined by a pathologist to render a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: punch biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: punch biopsy?

Skin Biopsy: A punch biopsy is a skin biopsy performed with a small circular blade (the punch). This is performed on a suspicious skin lesion to allow for pathologic diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a punch biopsy about 2 months ago, and the edge of the area grew back. Is that normal?

I had a punch biopsy about 2 months ago, and the edge of the area grew back. Is that normal?

Sample only: Punch biopsies are not usually intended to completely excise a suspicious lesion, but only obtain a sample for pathologic evaluation. This is not unusual and if you don't have a follow-up scheduled with the physician who performed it then make one. ...Read more

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What should the scar look like after a punch biopsy?

What should the scar look like after a punch biopsy?

Depends: Some surgeons, as myself, will suture the opening after a punch biopsy, so it looks like a line. Others leave it open, and it looks like a hole. ...Read more

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Punch Biopsy (Definition)

A punch biopsy is a skin biopsy performed with a small circular blade (the punch). This is performed on a suspicious skin lesion to ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more