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Does A Punch Biopsy Remove Moderate Abnormal Mole
I had a punch biopsy done to remove a mole. My doctor did not stitch it. Will i be left with a hole in my skin?
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 punch biopsy to remove mole on labia majora my dr gave me antibiotic ointment that expired 3years ago. I didn't know until 4days after using it?
Expired : A product loses its effectiveness after the expiration date. One should contact the physician for a recommendation as to what product should be applied to a healing wound. For example, a topical antibacterial or vaseline to name a couple of possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 mm punch biopsy for two moles (inner forearm and stomach). Can I exercise (pilates, yoga, etc.) immediately after the sutures are removed?
Usually : You would be able to....Get a more detailed answer ›
Depth: The main difference is depth. In punch biopsy you try to get as much depth as possible while in a shave you try to scrape the lesion without going too deep. ...Read more
Other than having surgery or getting a punch biopsy, are there any other ways of lighten moles? Like any home remedies?
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
I've had a previous punch biopsy on the thumb of my right(dominant) hand. The labs back with no abnormal cells. I have another black striation on the same digit but different place on the nail. Is this normal? Do I need to have this biopsied as well? I am
Splinter hemorrhage?: A splinter hemorrhage is an area of old blood under the nail from an injury to the nail or from an infection of the heart called endocarditis. You mention having had a punch biopsy previously, so it may have been related to that, but it would be wise to review this with your doctor so a possible infection is not missed. ...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
What does overlying reactive pigmented epidermal hyperplasia mean? I had a punch biopsy done a few days ago.
Small punch biopsy today at top of thigh. Noticed tonite that the stitch came out. Must have got pulled by pants. Problem or ok just to use bandaid?
No: Normal and should go away within 2 weeks. ...Read more
Yes: But it should be minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have folliculitis and needle biopsies came back negative can I have an incisional or punch biopsy to isolate the microbe?
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. It's 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 on 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