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What Is The Difference Between A Punch Biopsy And Shave Biopsy For Mole Removal
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
I had a punch biopsy done to remove a mole. My doctor did not stitch it. Will i be left with a hole in my skin?
I had a punch biopsy to remove mole on labia majora my dr gave me antibiotic ointment that expired 3years ago. I didn't know until 4days after using it?
Expired : A product loses its effectiveness after the expiration date. One should contact the physician for a recommendation as to what product should be applied to a healing wound. For example, a topical antibacterial or vaseline to name a couple of possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 mm punch biopsy for two moles (inner forearm and stomach). Can I exercise (pilates, yoga, etc.) immediately after the sutures are removed?
Usually : You would be able to....Get a more detailed answer ›
Skin mole removal question? Am expat, limited resources, biopsy basal cell, can I wait 2 mo till in us>
Maybe: Basal cell cancers tend to grow fairly slowly so a delay in treatment for a couple of months may be ok in some cases. But it really depends where it is, what type it is and how advanced it is. You should get some advice from a dermatologist regarding your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can disturbing a mole via shave biopsy or laser cause it to appear dysplastic on pathology if it came back a years or so after removal?
Not likely: a previous scar should not make a mole appear to be dysplastic ...Read more
Blackish spot left at shave biopsy site after a medium brown mole was removed. Dr didn't think it was anything. Cause?
Sample only: Punch biopsies are not usually intended to completely excise a suspicious lesion, but only obtain a sample for pathologic evaluation. This is not unusual and if you don't have a follow-up scheduled with the physician who performed it then make one. ...Read more
Mole removal involves excision of a nevus. This could involve either shaving off a raised skin lesion or cutting out a flat skin lesion. This can be done either for cosmetic reasons (unsightly mole) or to rule out skin cancer. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone ...Read more
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