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Penis Skin Biopsy
What can help heal a painfully sensitive glans and under glans on circumcised penis after skin peeled had biopsy I believe his refrece was wrong?
Pls. Explain refrece: What do U mean by "his refrece". We could then answer your question. ...Read more
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
Of course: You should share all of your health information with your doctors. ...Read more
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
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%.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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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
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
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
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
No: It will damage the tissue.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Are you able to take a test besides patch testing to see if you are allergic to something? Can a skin biopsy tell you if you are allergic to a cosmetic or is there some other test that help determine if you are allergic to it
Blood test: You can get an allergen panel drawn - called a RAST panel. They specific to your region. ...Read more
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.
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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
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
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
You will be okay. You should tell your doctor all the medications you are taking, including non-prescription medications, herbals etc.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
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
Skin biopsy for some reason tested cd3 but was neg does that ensure no t cell lymphoma or it could still be developing?
Yiour doctor/oncolog: Only your treating doctor can help explain what is going on. Please ask him/her to explain and get your answers from the person putting you thru the biopsies etc. It does not sound anything meaningful to me. ...Read more
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