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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Skin Biopsy (Definition)

A skin biopsy is a way of getting a sample of skin for diagnostic purposes. There are two main ways of doing this. Shave biopsy. A blade is used to cut across the skin. It can leave a scar a bit like a golf divot. Punch biopsy. A device that looks like a little cookie cutter is used to take a cylinder of skin. This goes all the way through the skin and is ...Read more


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My skin biopsy is infected. What happens?

My skin biopsy is infected. What happens?

Topical Antibiotic: Skin biopsies are usually easy to treat because they are superficial and topical antibiotic ointment should be sufficient to make it heal in a few days. ...Read more

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Band-aid adhesive ok after skin biopsy?

Band-aid adhesive ok after skin biopsy?

Yes.: Yes, unless the adhesive part would be on the delicate skin around the eye, nipple, or anus. Skin in these areas is particularly delicate. ...Read more

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Could local anesthetic for skin biopsy hurt?

Could local anesthetic for skin biopsy hurt?

Pain local: It will probably be administered with a fine needle and also cause an initial burning sensation, yes. ...Read more

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Can an electrical burn show up in a skin biopsy?

Can an electrical burn show up in a skin biopsy?

Yes: Changes that result from injury to the skin tissues such as cell death or inflammation can be seen on biopsy ...Read more

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Is it possible for an electrical burn to show up in a skin biopsy?

Is it possible for an electrical burn to show up in a skin biopsy?

Yes: The type of tissue injury caused by thermal/electrical injury is coagulation necrosis, which has characteristic appear microscopically. Other injuries besides burn can cause this. You won't be able to specifically determine electrical burn from other types of burns in the skin. ...Read more

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I had a skin biopsy and now its infected, itchy, and has puss, why?

It's infected: Go see a doctor and habe the wound evaluated you will need antibiotics and possibly, drainage if an abscess has formed. ...Read more

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Should I show the skin biopsy test of hpv16 positive to the surgeon?

Should I show the skin biopsy test of hpv16 positive to the surgeon?

Of course: You should share all of your health information with your doctors. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a doctor to make an appointment after a skin biopsy?

Is it normal for a doctor to make an appointment after a skin biopsy?

It's ussual practic: Yes, doctor makes an appointment to discuss results of skin biopsy (not necessarry malignant) and treatment. If you worry very much take with you supportive relative or freind. Be well and strong. ...Read more

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I wanna ask a final question. How accurate is a skin biopsy for melanoma.?

Depends: A biopsy, in general, is very accurate. Nothing is more accurate than a properly done biopsy read by a competent pathologist. However, nothing is 100%.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does moderate lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate mean on a skin biopsy?

What does moderate lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate mean on a skin biopsy?

Mgt: A virtual consult and uploading the report may be helpful. The type of lymphocytes is important, but this may indicate infection or inflammatory process not related to infection.
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Can you still have neuropathy with a normal emg/ncv and a normal skin biopsy twice?

Yes: Only god is perfect. All tests have false negative and false positive results. Clinical symptoms and your signs are worth more than a test. ...Read more

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What can a muscle nerve and skin biopsy diagnose? There going to do all 3 of them including an emg and ncv

What can a muscle nerve and skin biopsy diagnose? There going to do all 3 of them including an emg and ncv

Lots of things: I'll bet you're getting a polymyositis-dermatomyositis workup. Maybe an amyloid check. But you'd be surprised what they can pick up -- as a pathologist, I've been able to spot the unexpected and help lots of people. Maybe you can get the muscle & nerve biopsies after the others & only if you have no diagnosis yet. Did they run pmdm labs? They're not that accurate but do help. ...Read more

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How accurate is a skin biopsy?

How accurate is a skin biopsy?

Skin biopsy: This really depends on what is being biopsied. For a "nodule" or "bump, " to rule out cancer, a biopsy is usually likely to give a very accurate diagnosis, although some early forms of cancer can be difficult. Biopsies of "rashes" are more tricky. Sometimes the histology is classical, and a very specific diagnosis can be made. But sometimes the biopsy has a non-specific appearance. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: skin biopsy?

Getting a sample: A skin biopsy is a way of getting a sample of skin for diagnostic purposes.

There are two main ways of doing this.

Shave biopsy. A blade is used to cut across the skin. It can leave a scar a bit like a golf divot.

Punch biopsy. A device that looks like a little cookie cutter is used to take a cylinder of skin. This goes all the way through the skin and is often closed with stitches. ...Read more

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Can a skin biopsy detect other cancers?

Can a skin biopsy detect other cancers?

Skin cancer: A skin biopsy is used to detect a variety if cancerous and non cancerous growths. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a vaginal skin biopsy to heal and is it dangerous?

How long would it take for a vaginal skin biopsy to heal and is it dangerous?

Week or so: Depending on the extent of the biopsy, it may take 1-2 weeks to heal; longer if more extensive, but within 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it standard when doing a skin biopsy to run cd3 and if it's negative can it still be turning into lymphoma?

No, it is not: A skin biopsy would only be done if there is a visible lesion (s) over the skin. Then a microscopic exam will reveal if there is any abnormal cells in the skin biopsy which may look like a lymphoma, in which case lymphoma markers like cd3 and others like it may be tested. ...Read more

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My son had a skin biopsy (7 yrs). N the report says perivascular lymphoctic infiltrate with extravasated rbc. I need to know what does it mean.

My son had a skin biopsy (7 yrs). N the report says perivascular lymphoctic infiltrate with extravasated rbc. I need to know what does it mean.

Possibly viral: Many reactions to viruses have histology (microscopic appearance) with this description. Would need to see the entire report and slide to be sure. ...Read more

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Do I have to be awake for a skin biopsy? I am worried that I will have to have a biopsy done. I have never had any surgeries in my life and I am really afraid of needles. Am I going to have to be awake for a biopsy? .

If: If it is a simple skin biopsy, they would not put you under general anesthesia. I would try not to be so worried. Usually you will get a small injection of medication to numb the area before the biospy is done. Some biopsies are so small that they don't require this. Let your doctor know that you are fearful of needles. ...Read more

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Would an ANA Test be as accurate as a Skin biopsy for DLE?

Would an ANA Test be as accurate as a Skin biopsy for DLE?

No: Biopsy is much more useful. A positive ANA test is not diagnostic of DLE and a negative result does not exclude it. ANA needs to be interpreted along with clinical findings and results of other tests. You may consult the article listed below and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Jabfm. Org/content/22/2/206.full ...Read more

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What is nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and what will a skin biopsy tell you?

What is nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and what will a skin biopsy tell you?

Affects skin, joints: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (nsf) is a serious condition where fibrosis of skin leads to scar-like nodules & plaques. Joints can be affected, leading to contractures & pain. Serious cases can lead to fibrosis of organs. The cause is unknown, but is related to kidney failure & exposure to gadolinium, used in mri. A skin biopsy is diagnostic, showing thickened collagen bundles & sclerotic bodies. ...Read more

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Can you do a skin biopsy for lupus with no rash and it be positive for lupus?

Can you do a skin biopsy for lupus with no rash and it be positive for lupus?

Possible: Would require getting a location that has the characteristics of lupus on examination. Not sure of the odds, but it would be possible. ...Read more

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How accurate is a skin biopsy for lupus? Can you have a false/ positive test result?

Lupus biopsy: Biopsy of lupus has a number of features that lead to diagnosis: a thickened basement membrane, vacuolar alteration of basal keratinocytes and superficial and deep inflammatory infiltrate. Lupus has a number of different forms in the skin and there are times when it is not easy to differentiate it from other types of skin inflammation. There are other tests to support diagnosis. ...Read more

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On methotrexate and need to have a skin biopsy with local anthestic will they interact?

No: You will be okay. You should tell your doctor all the medications you are taking, including non-prescription medications, herbals etc.
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Can a dermatologist do a skin biopsy even if a rash isn't there at the time during an appointment?

Depends: It depends on the condition. Usually one would like to biopsy an active lesion but sometimes even normal-appearing skin may show the disease condition. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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