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I'm scheduled to have a lip biopsy to rule out Sjorgens worried about the pain afterwords and side effects and will they be able get enough tissues ?

 I'm scheduled to have a lip biopsy to rule out Sjorgens  worried about the pain afterwords and side effects and will they be able get enough tissues ?

Should be mild: The side effects should be mild. It really depends on what type of medical condition you have, what is found with the biopsy, and whether it can make a diagnostic difference ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What does a lip biopsy diagnose? Only sjorgens?

What does a lip biopsy diagnose? Only sjorgens?

Usually: Sjorgens is commonly DX with a lip bx, but if you have a lesion on your lip or some other abnormality of unknown cause, a bx of that area may also be warranted. ...Read more

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How much does a lip biopsy hurt?

How much does a lip biopsy hurt?

Painful: Necessary esp if smokes, heals fast but will be painful but can be numbed well. ...Read more

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Lip biopsy for sjorgrens - is it really needed, or are blood tests enough?

Sjogren's : Sjogren's is diagnosed based on symptoms, good clinical exam , laboratory data and anti body levels. At times imaging studies are done to evaluate salivary glands, eye exam for dryness , chest x-ray for lung involvement and kidney tests for kidney involvement . At times lip biopsy to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lip biopsy- seronegative sjogren's. What's diff in + & -? See dr 11/25. Any suggestions or where to find info? Very sick year. Had 2 ivig's for my ms

Lip biopsy- seronegative sjogren's. What's diff in + & -?  See dr 11/25. Any suggestions or where to find info? Very sick year. Had 2 ivig's for my ms

Complex: I gather you have MS diagnosed, associated with Sjogren's if lip biopsy was positive, but am confused as to why you ever had IVIG, which is ineffective in most MS situations. There are 13 disease modifying agents, and if you have MS, you should be on one of these. Seek info form MS Society, American Academy of Neurology, and Sjogren's Association. ...Read more

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Dx w/ undifferentiated connective tissue disease 9/11/13. Where & how do I find any good info. Lip biopsy may prove sjorgrens. Relieved i'm not crazy.

Dx w/ undifferentiated connective tissue disease 9/11/13. Where & how do I find any good info. Lip biopsy may prove sjorgrens. Relieved i'm not crazy.

Auto immune diseases: These are diseases of immune system that involves joints , cartilage, muscles and skin in multiple organs including eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, GI tract, blood vessels, nervous system and bone marrow to name few and include lupus, vasculitis , sjogrens etc . Some patients do not fulfill the criteria established for any disease and are called undifferentiated connective tissue disease.Fu with rheumato. ...Read more

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ENT says salivary lip biopsy only 40% accurate to Dx Sjogrens, and suggests parotid gland biopsy, saying 80 accurate%. Is this correct?

ENT says salivary lip biopsy only 40% accurate to Dx Sjogrens, and suggests parotid gland biopsy, saying 80 accurate%.  Is this correct?

Sjogren's: I've not seen those exact percentages noted in the medical literature, but they may certainly be reasonable. The key to diagnosis of this disorder is the salivary gland cells. The best place to perform biopsies to get salivary cells are in the lower lip and the tail of parotid. A lip biopsy can be done without a visible scar. A tail of parotid biopsy will scar, but you can usually hide it well ...Read more

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Can cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) cause blood antibodies to not show in blood tests? My rheumatologist says yes so only a lip biopsy will show sjogrens. Have all symptoms.

Can cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) cause blood antibodies to not show in blood tests? My rheumatologist says yes so only a lip biopsy will show sjogrens. Have all symptoms.

Sometimes: Remember, a lip biopsy is not always a definitive test. If the biopsy specimen does not contain salivary glands, then the diagnosis cannot be confirmed. Rather than a lip biopsy, why not just treat the symptoms? ...Read more

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Dx sjogrens 11/2/13. diangosis MS 3/05/2001. Ms ? Thens?Tap showed +. 1 doc thought nom labs -. Sjogrens labs - lip biopsy was + 24 out of 4. I am in wheelchair. No reflexes in lower limbs. Is nom possible

Dx sjogrens 11/2/13.  diangosis MS 3/05/2001. Ms ? Thens?Tap showed +. 1 doc thought nom labs -. Sjogrens labs - lip biopsy  was + 24 out of 4. I am in wheelchair. No reflexes in lower limbs. Is nom possible

Do you mean NMO?: This is complex. Gather you do have sjogren's, and seems that you must have some spinal cord issues, but do you really have multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica? An anti-aquaporin 4 test can help, and would just to be safe, recheck ss-a and ss-b, but also get b-12, methylmelonic acid, homocysteine, updated spinal cord mri. Suggest you get evaluated at mayo clinic. ...Read more

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Why do u think my md still suspects sjogrens vs lupus(ana 1:640, negative lip biopsy, raynauds, fatigue, photosens, rashes, jt/muscle pain, sicca ?

Why do u think my  md still suspects sjogrens vs lupus(ana 1:640, negative lip biopsy, raynauds, fatigue, photosens, rashes, jt/muscle pain, sicca ?

Undifferentiated CTD: Clinical presenation can be classified as an undifferentiated connective tissue disease (uctd). Likely not primary sjogren's since lip biopsy (usually gold standard for diagnosis of sjogren's) was negative. Would recommend additional evaluation including specific antibodies such as dsdna and ena. Also would recommend rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a parathyroid biopsy?

None: Unclear how this biopsy was done. If it was needle biopsy there should be no side effects. If during surgery unlikely to cause problems. ...Read more

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Can I use kojivit cream to lighten my lips r there any adverse effects or any side effects?

Kojic acid : Kojic acid has bleaching potential and as such try it on discolored skin for a limited period of time (usually 6 weeks). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the Fullip enhancer tool every day to plump my lips?? Are there any side effects for the short or long terms??

Is it safe to use the Fullip enhancer tool every day to plump my lips?? Are there any side effects for the short or long terms??

No studies available: I could find no published evidence for or against use of this particular device. You can do your own research starting at http://fullips.com/. And check out my answer https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6691661-i-sucked-on-the-lid-of-a-bottle-now-on-and-around-my-lips-are-brusied-is-there-anything-that-can-mak ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of using lip plumping device for improving looks, i wanted to check this before considering buying one thanks?

Lip Plumping: Over-the-counter lip plumper products use an irritant that causes the lips to swell temporarily, giving a fuller, pouty appearance. But while you want that "bee stung" look, you don't want the inflammatory reaction of a real bee sting. Some of the ingredients used as an irritant include cinnamon, menthol or mint, ginger, niacin--even chili pepper. These products may cause pain, and a severe rash. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from surgery to reduce gummy smile? I'd like to have surgery to fix my gummy smile, but i'm concerned about any side effects, and particularly if my face and upper lip might look different after the procedure. Is this something

Are there any side effects from surgery to reduce gummy smile? I'd like to have surgery to fix my gummy smile, but i'm concerned about any side effects, and particularly if my face and upper lip might look different after the procedure. Is this something

There : There are many questions on the forum regarding correction of a "gummy smile". The question is, do you mean a recontouring of the gingival tissue around the necks of your teeth to make them look a bit longer (bigger) or do you mean your teeth are of the correct size and shape for your face, but when you smile, you see alot of the gum tissue above the teeth? Dr. Mcleod best answered the first scenario. You would be doing that procedure if you felt your teeth were too small (height wise). It is not that invasive and there are very few complications. Regarding the second scenario, changing the hight of your maxilla is a major surgical procedure, performed by a team of doctors including oral surgeons. This surgery can change your face and lips, and there are complications including teeth becoming non-vital and nerve damage. These risks will be explained to you by your surgeons. I hope I have not confused you. It may be best to discuss this with the dentist/periodontist you chose to consult with. ...Read more

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Is using lip plumper device have any side effects on my lips ??

Not likely: I am assuming that you are not talking about injecting collagen into your lips (face), but some sort of suction device. Honestly this sort of device would not work. But regarding side effects there should not be any. Unless you apply so much suction that there is trauma (bleeding, pain, excessive redness). ...Read more

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Do prostate biopsies usually cause side effects?

Do prostate biopsies usually cause side effects?

Yes: The most common side effects are short term such as bleeding in the urine, bleeding in the stool, and blood in the sperm. Occasionally, a serious rectal infection can occur. Long term side are very rare. ...Read more

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1st full day on lithium & my top lip burns when i move it. No other side effects n i like it so far!

1st full day on lithium & my top lip burns when i move it. No other side effects n i like it so far!

Great!: Whatever is going on with your lip will end shortly as your system adjusts to the medication. I am glad to hear that it is not having major side effects for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which lasts longer? Lip fillers or lip fat transfers? & how long do they last? & what are the possible side effects?

Which lasts longer? Lip fillers or lip fat transfers? & how long do they last? & what are the possible side effects?

Fillers Temporary: Lips can be augmented with biologic tissue fillers (dermal fillers), synthetic implants, or your own fat. Implants are permanent, as is a fat transfer, though fat graft does not survive as well in the lips as it does in other areas of the body. Biologic tissue fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm last anywhere from 4 to 6 months. ...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