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What diseases do vulvar biopsies test for?

What diseases do vulvar biopsies test for?

Many conditions: Like to r/o cancer or precancer, they are done for unexplained itching, you may have what is known as a vulvar dystrophy, there are differnet types and require differnet treatments. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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I need to know what is involved in a vulvar biopsy test for melanoma?

I need to know what is involved in a vulvar biopsy test for melanoma?

Local anesthesia: Usually local anesthesia and a small incision. You may have a couple of stitches, but you may have a shave biopsy, where the lesion is shaved off and left to heal on its own. Depends on size and location. ...Read more

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What is the effect of vulvar biopsy?

What is the effect of vulvar biopsy?

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

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"there is an accompanying mild perivascular & interstitial acute & chronic infiltrate." what does that mean in layman's terms? (vulvar biopsy)

"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

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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?

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

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Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Biopsy: The best person to confer with you on that is your child's pediatrician. If you still question/have concerns, then getting a second opinion is encouraged. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more