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Tongue Biopsy Recovery
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.
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Call: The doctor who did procedure. Should have results.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a tongue biopsy to identify if the growth is a wart. If it is a wart, will the cutting and removal from the biopsy spread the virus in my mouth?
Wart: Removing the wart will not cause it to spread. Leaving it in place would more likely cause it to spread.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a white patch on the side of my tongue that increasesand decreases in size daily; sometimes it almost disappears and the next day, it might get worse. My generalphysician recommended that I should get a biopsy done. What should I do?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a small bb sized bump under my tongue. It was found by my dentist. Should I go ahead and have a biopsy?
Yes: If it was recommended... It will be the only way to tell for sure what it is.See 1 more doctor answer
Either works.: Either an ENT or an oral surgeon would be appropriate physicians to visit regarding tongue biopsy.
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