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What is the definition or description of: tongue biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: tongue biopsy?

Tissue sample.: Sometimes we need to know what exactly is growing on the tongue. There may be a lump, or a discolored spot, etc. The best way to find out is to remove all or part of it and look at the cells under a microscope. This is called a biopsy.

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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Hi I had a tongue biopsy four weeks a go and hav t had results yet how long do they take I have a round piece of skin coming away from where I had it?

Hi I had a tongue biopsy four weeks a go and hav t had results yet how long do they take I have a round piece of skin coming away from where I had it?

1-2 days: The standard reporting time for a simple biopsy in most accredited (in the USA) labs is about 2 days and should never take 14 days unless the local pathologist could not make a dx and instead sent the bx for consultation somewhere else. Either way, contact your dr to inquire.

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Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Tongue biopsy scar tissue permanent?

Yes: Any biopsy will heal normally with some scar tissue. This is true in the tongue or anywhere else. Like other scars a tongue scar will slowly improve with tiime.

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I had a blood clot in my calf and bilateral pe s 2 years ago I am having a tongue biopsy this week should I have any concerns?

I had a blood clot in my calf and bilateral pe s 2 years ago I am having a tongue biopsy this week should I have any concerns?

Discuss with surgeon: The biopsy should not be a problem. But make sure you discuss your history and your concerns with your surgeon before the procedure.

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After tongue biopsy 5days ago, bit my tongue on the 3rd day, and have had pain eating (only), and jaw neuralgia since. Could I have damaged a nerve?

After tongue biopsy 5days ago, bit my tongue on the 3rd day, and have had pain eating (only), and jaw neuralgia since. Could I have damaged a nerve?

Bit tongue: I doubt you did any nerve damage from merely biting your tongue. I suggest you discuss this with the doctor who biopsied your tongue, and if necessary go back for an evaluation.

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I am having a tongue biopsy next week. I forgot to tell the dentist I had a DVT and bilateral pe's 2 years ago. Should I be concerned?

Tell the doc...: If you are having a biopsy, it likely needs to be done. Tell the doctor ahead of time though. Most people who have had dvt's and pe's are on blood thinners already. It's important to inform your doctor of these things so that they understand your proclivity for clots and possible bleeding issues from medications you are taking.

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Would my ENT know if a tongue biopsy is necessary for the red area on my tongue? I'm in pain. Just a small light red irritated area. He said no lesion

Yes: If a tongue spot is present over time and is not improving, or specifically worsening, a biopsy is often the best way to diagnose the issue or reassure that nothing problematic is present.

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What is recovery time after a biopsy of the tongue?

What is recovery time after a biopsy of the tongue?

Depends on the size: If the biopsy is tiny it will heal just as if you bit your tongue. The larger the biopsy. The longer the healing will take. If it is large and a lot of the tongue muscle is involved it will effect your speech and you will have learn to talk again.

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What anaethesia to use for biopsy of growing black spot under tongue of a 5 y/o?

What anaethesia to use for biopsy of growing black spot under tongue of a 5 y/o?

Talk with an ENT: Biopsies at this age can be very hard to do. I would recommend having a little sedation in the operating room, so that the experience is not traumatic for the child and it is doe safely.

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Biopsy of my tongue want cancer buy he wants to see me back in three months then possibly do another biopsy in six months...Why?

Needs close followup: Tongue cancer is difficult to diagnose and your doctor feels you are at risk. If you have leukoplaque there are already changes on your tongue. If you are a smoker or have other risk factors then your doctor is concerned enough to keep a close eye. Early detection is the best chance to cure.

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I got small red dot on left of tongue, it pains with hot bt cold thing gives relief. Its 4 months now. A doc said to do biopsy. Wht to do?

I got small red dot on left of tongue, it pains with hot bt cold thing gives relief. Its 4 months now. A doc said to do biopsy. Wht to do?

Dentist's evaluation: Have the lesion examined by a dentist or oral surgeon to determine if biopsy is warranted. It can be a reactive process that will be self-limited (may disappear on its own) or an unusual growth that must be biopsied and examined by a pathologist.

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How can I get this white patch on the left of my tongue biopsied? It there 1 day for maybe a day or 2 then gone for maybe a week thn might cum back, etc

How can I get this white patch on the left of my tongue biopsied? It there 1 day for maybe a day or 2 then gone for maybe a week thn might cum back, etc

Professional action: Only a doctor will be able to biopsy your lesion. It's rather a simple surgery an you will be satisfied when the result comes back from the lab. You should do it when the lesion appears on your tongue.

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Tonsil lumps on tonsil for two years been to 3 doctors have an appointment in a month for biopsy but lumps have spread to tongue could it be to late?

Sorry: Impossible to render a diagnosis without an examination. I would try to see if I could get the appointment sooner. Hope this helps.

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Dr. Steven Koos
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Tongue Biopsy (Definition)

Sometimes we need to know what exactly is growing on the tongue. There may be a lump, or a discolored spot, etc. The best way to find out is to remove all or part of it and look at the cells under a microscope. This ...Read more