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What Should The Scar Look Like After A Punch 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
Will a punch biopsy improve the scar left on a cheek by an elect. Bist. (4mm) or make it worse? 1 stitch required but I'm afraid of invasive treatment.
Why worry: In the hands of experienced expert professional the scar will be minimal (some times may not even see with naked eye) See a plastic surgeon, or cosmetic dermatologist ...Read more
Will I need stitches after a skin biopsy? The doctor said he was going to do a punch biopsy and it would make a little hole in my skin. Will I need stitches? Will it leave a scar?
Yes: But it should be minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had some tests 2 weeks ago. Punch biopsy along with a scrape it feels like im having severe contractions? Any advice please!!
Don't: Worry too much. It doesn't cause pain even during the procedure. Pain is mainly due to cx dilatation for which you are given anesthesi. ...Read more
Other than having surgery or getting a punch biopsy, are there any other ways of lighten moles? Like any home remedies?
No: Normal and should go away within 2 weeks. ...Read more
If a punch biopsy doesn't leave a hole when healed then will it be a crater or fill in? I was glad my dr didn't stitch at first but now I wish he did.
Scar: It will heal by secondary intention and will have a scar even if there was a stitch. ...Read more
I have folliculitis and needle biopsies came back negative can I have an incisional or punch biopsy to isolate the microbe?
I had a punch biopsy done on my calf, results were clean, but I didn't go back to have the suture removed. What can I use to remove suture myself?
Don't: It is not recommended that you remove the sutures yourself. It is very important that the sutures are removed appropriately and completely. If any part (as tiny as it may be) get stuck, it can cause an infection or an inflammatory response that may leave more of a scar there than necessary. If you are unable to go to the physician that treated you, you can go to an urgent care center to resolve it. ...Read more
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
Highly unlikely.: The possibility of sepsis is highly unlikely with a punch biopsy. It is a relatively shallow removal of about 4 mm of tissue at the most, and no vessels bigger than capillaries are likely to be involved. People get this and go home the same day, so if it was deeper, and things like sepsis were involved, hospital stay and more intensive monitiring would be done. At most, a return visit is done. ...Read more
Discharge: Maybe you also have some type of vaginal infection that occurred about the same time. ...Read more
Skin Biopsy: A punch biopsy is a skin biopsy performed with a small circular blade (the punch). This is performed on a suspicious skin lesion to allow for pathologic diagnosis. ...Read more
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