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Cervical Punch Biopsy
I had a cervical punch biopsy on Wednesday. I was wondering if I could go swimming in the beach since I'm on vacation. Thanks.
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
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
If a punch biopsy doesn't leave a hole when healed then will it be a crater or fill in? I was glad my dr didn't stitch at first but now i wish he did.
Scar: It will heal by secondary intention and will have a scar even if there was a stitch. ...Read more
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
Yes: But it should be minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had some tests 2 weeks ago.. Punch biopsy along with a scrape it feels like im having severe contractions? Any advice please!!
I have folliculitis and needle biopsies came back negative can I have an incisional or punch biopsy to isolate the microbe?
I had a punch biopsy done on my calf , results were clean, but I didn't go back to have the suture removed. What can I use to remove suture myself?
Don't: It is not recommended that you remove the sutures yourself. It is very important that the sutures are removed appropriately and completely. If any part (as tiny as it may be) get stuck, it can cause an infection or an inflammatory response that may leave more of a scar there than necessary. If you are unable to go to the physician that treated you, you can go to an urgent care center to resolve it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have had 3 vulvar biopsies, 1st time was punch biopsy the others were not (special tool to carve out biopsy freehand + stitches) what's thedifference?
Size and location...: A punch for doing punch biopsies has a round cutting surface. They come in different sizes from 1mm to 6mm and up. Its a quick way to take a vulvar biopsy. But your doc can also use a scalpel or a pair of scissors to take a biopsy. It really depends where the problem is and what is best for the circumstances. A scalpel and stitches is usually used for larger biopsies. Best wishes! ...Read more
Highly unlikely.: The possibility of sepsis is highly unlikely with a punch biopsy. It is a relatively shallow removal of about 4 mm of tissue at the most, and no vessels bigger than capillaries are likely to be involved. People get this and go home the same day, so if it was deeper, and things like sepsis were involved, hospital stay and more intensive monitiring would be done. At most, a return visit is done. ...Read more