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What Diseases Do Vulvar Biopsies Test For
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
Result of biopsy : More important than the biopsy per se. Biopsy involves removing part of the lesion on the vulva so that it may be examined by a pathologist to determine the nature of the disease, usually to rule in or rule out cancer. The amount of tissue removed is not likely to leave any lasting mark. If your doctor has suggested a biopsy, please follow her/his advice. ...Read more
"there is an accompanying mild perivascular & interstitial acute & chronic infiltrate." what does that mean in layman's terms? (vulvar biopsy)
Not much: It's a little bit inflamed & has been for some time. These mild changes may be more helpful to the dermatologist who may be trying to make a specific diagnosis -- or just a tipoff on "nothing to worry about." your physican will give you the final word. ...Read more
How long after having 2 vulvar biopsies can I restart clobetasol cream? Itching is unbearable - had biopsies 2 days ago stopped cream 2 wks ago
Have had 3 vulvar biopsies, 1st time was punch biopsy the others were not (special tool to carve out biopsy freehand + stitches) what's thedifference?
Size and location...: A punch for doing punch biopsies has a round cutting surface. They come in different sizes from 1mm to 6mm and up. Its a quick way to take a vulvar biopsy. But your doc can also use a scalpel or a pair of scissors to take a biopsy. It really depends where the problem is and what is best for the circumstances. A scalpel and stitches is usually used for larger biopsies. Best wishes! ...Read more
Had a vulvar biopsy done a few days ago, it's still pretty tender, any thing i can do to help speed the healing process?
Keep clean.: Keeping this area as clean as possible will help. ...Read more
Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful
Maybe.: It is most likely hypertrophic scar tissue. They are much more common. A hypertrophic scar is typicall not painful, develops quickly and is confined within the original incisional atea. A keloid is a benign tumor forming a mound above a scar and typically extending beyond the original incisional area. A cortisone injection will accelerate hypertrophic resolution whereas keloids are more resistant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dx by vulvar biopsy lichen simplex chronicus currently using clobetasol but how do I find out the cause as i understand lsc is a response to itching?
Detailed History: The cause of lsc can be caused by many things. Unfortunately a cause may not be found in many cases. But there are some things that may trigger the disorder. Do you use party-liners or feminine hygiene products? Do you use perfumed soaps or vaginal creams? Do you wear occlusive clothing, such as tight lycra garments, or confining undergarments, such as non-cotton underwear or thongs? These garmen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a five year old daughter who was recently diagnosed with a ssebaceous cyst on the outer part of her vulva. Should we get a biopsy to make sure?
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