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Is A Mole Biopsy Painful
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
Surgically: When a mole is clinically suspicious of being worrisome for melanoma it is biopsied. The biopsy will usually provide a precise diagnosis and will help guide the treatment which can be surgical excision of the mole with an extra 5 mm of skin all around to a couple of centimeters of skin including possible sentinel lymph node biopsy if the cancer is more evolved. Early detection & removal cures! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
unlikely: Most probably , after breast biopsy patient has focal hemorrhage and small area of fat necrosis, as previous site of biopsy. Breast tissue predominantly fatty and does not reveal large blood vessels and ussually no hematomas after biopsy. A hematoma or haematoma, is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in liquid form within the tissue. ...Read more
A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?
It is possible to: irritate a mole, so apply some topical ointment and a bandaid and get in to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may just be infected ...Read more
Depends: Kidney biopsies are done under local anesthesia (unless you are a pediatric patient) and either an ultrasound or CT scan is used to select a good location. Many physicians will inject 5-15ml of 1% lidocaine into the skin/muscle/soft tissues. You will still feel some pressure but should not have sharp pain during the biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Do not know the size, time of treatment, or location of the removal. If the site is itching, stinging and very firm (ridgy or raised) it may be a reaction to sutures or hypertrophic scar. You should return to surgeon that removed the mole and have a complete examination of the site. They will help you with the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Had a mole removed 6mo ago biopsy said melanoma, they removed it all now scar is itchy, irritated and has a brownish spot in center is this a problem?
Yes, quite often: A dermatologist is an expert at recognizing abnormalities in the skin. Skin lesions can be benign, suspicious and malignant. Their skill is to determine which lesions require definitive treatment from those that can be observed. An examination involves a carefully administered protocol to best serve your skin needs. ...Read more
Changes: When a mole changes quickly or looks different than expected it is called unusual. Moles are extremely common and most people have them. Unusual is a broad term and can mean different things to different people! i always warned my patients that any mole changing should be seen by your pcp. Any new mole appearing quickly is dangerous until seen by your pcp. Don' take chance on it being malignant. ...Read more
It is usually benign: No. The risk for a thyroid nodule to be canerous actually is only 5-6%- majority is benign. If you have a nodule on the thyroid, you should follow up with your doctor and serial ultrasound for thyroid nodule perhaps is necessary to be done, and biopsy can be done if thyroid nodule looks suspicious. Discuss with your doctor in detail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?
Cramping: An endometrial biopsy is a very safe and quick procedure to sample the uterus. The only pain associated with this procedure is the holder that is used on your cervix that can cause a cramp and the suction from the tiny straw which also feels like menstrual cramps. Take Ibuprofen before hand. ...Read more
Painful mole on butt/hip. Feels like bee sting when touched. Just had skin check & 2 moles biopsied.She didn't really check there. Do i need to worry?
Had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- i was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this..
I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- i was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?
How abnormal?: There is a range of abnormalities. The abnormality may be due to physical irritation, inflammation; dysplasia is also abnormal but removal of the lesion should take care of that. At the extreme, the abnormality may be due to cancerous cells. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
I had a black mole biopsied, results showed moderate atypical cells. Should this be watched or removed.
I had a mole removed for biopsy a little over a month ago, which tested as benign. But it came back just as big and dark. Should I be concerned?
I had a mole on back biopsied. Dr said it was very very slightly atypical, so she wants to recheck in 6 mos. if it grows back, is this a bad sign?
Had very slightly atypical mole shave biopsied. Follow up in 6 mos, dr said not to worry. 6wks, it's pink with a darker color in center. Is this ok?
I had a shave biopsy done on a mole, but after the shave the mole looks like it’s still there. Is this normal?
Yes: It means that the deep part of the nevus remains in the skin. The procedure removed only the surface. Ask the person who did the biopsy. Why the biopsy? Lab report? ...Read more
Shave biopsy of quite normal looking 3mm mole, 1 day later dark area left in center. Looks dark brown. What could this be?
Mole biopsied 3 months ago came back as a benign congenital mole. It is now starting to growing back in areas. Is this a concern?
Had mole removed - came back dysplastic but no mention if margins clear. Visually clear so Dr. did not take any further biopsy/margins. Should they?
Not necessarily: but it should be easy for the pathologist to examine the margins and determine whether the lesion was completely removed. ...Read more
Mole removed(w/out biopsy) & w/in 2 weeks it grew back. Not perfect circle & dark center & gets lighter until blends w/ skin around.Should i b concerned?
Mole removal: First of all, moles should always be biopsied when removed. Often moles will regrow if the original mole was deeper below the skin and a shave removal was done. I would have original dermatologist look at the area who removed it to make sure it is just pigment regrowth from an incompletely removed mole. ...Read more
I had a changing mole removed last week and I am still waiting on results. I am 26 with a history of heavy tanning. Is it abnormal for a biopsy to take this long?
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