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Spleen Biopsy Procedure
Wrong organ: Solid organ biopsies are not "no-risk" procedures--so you would not just check while there. Most liver or spleen enlargements can be diagnosed by blood tests +/- imaging and save you the big needle.
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
Lymph node: Spleen is not a suitable organ for a biopsy. If there is a lesion in the spleen suggestive of lymphoma, the spleen would be removed for examination by a pathologist. Removing spleen requires surgery, it will hurt some and there will be a scar at the site of incision. However, a lymphoma is far more serious than a scar. Discuss with your doctor if a lymph node biopsy is an option.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a lesion that is aproximately 3cm in my spleen. My doctor wants a biopsy to be done. Is this safe? Would it be better just to remove the spleen
Safe: And removing the spleen is not a better option, trust your doctors or have a second opinion if you wish, it's your right, best wishes
Splenectomy: Can predispose you to future infections with encapsulated organisms and elevated platelet count that can lead to blood clots. Kidney biopsy if done by and interventional radiologist is generally very safe, if coagulation parameters are normal. Both answers are general answers and it may not apply to your specific situation, so ask your doctor for detailed answer.
I have something hanging from my spleen. What could it be. Oncologist not sure waiting on a biopsy. Is this normal and could it be malignant?
Splenic mass: Masses can be malignant as well as benign. Biopsy helps especially if it grows in size in a month or two.
I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?
Organomegaly: Celiac disease is not usually associated with enlargement of liver and spleen. While some leukemias/lymphomas might cause this, they are not common in your age group, and might be associated with abnormalities of CBC or other tests. If you have solid anti-gliadin antibody test, then a small bowel biopsy is probably not essential. Fatty liver, cirrhosis, circulatory issues might be worth excluding.
Here's is results of tests to date no biopsies have been done yet. 2 nodules in neck- polyps in upper GI - swollen liver and spleen with lesions.?
Ovary: Biopsy a lession in neck. It could come from one of the ovaries.
Can menorrhagia be related to whatever causing my enlarged spleen&liver? Had hormone levels run&endometrial biopsy, both ok. Bleed 12dys on 10 off bad.
Possibly: Other causes of heavy bleeding include fibroids or polyps, which wouldn't be related to your enlarged liver and spleen. However causes such as diminished Progesterone levels or problems with blood not clotting as fast as usual might be related to liver problems. It will need more testing to determine if there is a relation.
Platelet count 679 enlarged spleen elevated liver enzymes fatigue unintended weight loss-43 lbs in 3 months liver biopsy shows nothing...Help me pls?
How long?: How long have your platelets been elevated? Any lymph nodes felt? Is your white blood count elevated? A lot of missing information. Any night sweats? Given your age, certain things can be ruled out but would consider doing a bone marrow biopsy. Why did you have a liver biopsy if spleen big? Was there a concern for cirrhosis? Need more information. I wish I could help more.
Does APS, Cause Enlarge Spleen (17 CM) Low platelet count Less than 90000, Sever fatique and sever night sweats? PET and Bone marrow biops y normal
Abnormal blood tests: The splenic enlargement, low plateletes combined with fatique and night sweats are significant, and even with a negative PET scan and bone marrow bx may indicate serious illness. A hematologist in a university medical center should be consulted, and perhaps an infectious disease specialist as well as soon as possible.See 1 more doctor answer
Can CMVcause chronic deranged LFTS (over 12mnths ALT^ AST)? been tested for everything other than CMVand HIV, spleen 14cm, MRCP USNormal scared of biops
Yes: CMV can do this. With any problem the first step is to get a diagnosis. A biopsy may be required for you. This is a better choice than not knowing.
Bubbling stomach, always feel full, stomach cramps, and pain in left upper abdomen that's sharp what is it high crp, abnormal biopsy, normal endoscopy?
Very: This simple procedure is usually done in an office setting using local anesthesia. The sample is analyzed by a pathologist and/or the surgeon. Excisional biopsy of large lesions and immediate reconstruction can be done under local or with sedation or general anesthesia.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Your spleen would not be seen during colonoscopy.
What is procedure for removing a lesion on the bladder and how do you take a biopsy of the lesion?
Cystoscopy: A tube passed through the urethra into the bladder is the usual way to inspect and remove lesions in the bladder.
Yes: A little bit most probably.Get a more detailed answer ›
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