Biopsy

What is Biopsy?

Biopsy refers to removal of any tissue or part of a tissue to be sent for examination (Histopathology) in the laboratory. It is used to diagnose the specific cause of any swelling, mass , fluid collection etc. Commonly biopsies are taken from breast lumps, ovarian masses, swollen lymph nodes etc. Biopsy is taking a bit of tissue from the organs or the growth. indication is usually for cancerous lesions.

Questions and answers on "Biopsy"

I've just been told I have cancer that started as breast cancer and is showing up in a bone marrow biopsy. PET scan is this Saturday . what will it show? Im terrified. now what? Im 74

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello dear. I need more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. before giving you a reply , I would like to know why a marrow biopsy was done. A PETCT has been ordered as it will show , where all the tumor has spread and hence will help in planning the...

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I Want to get check report of biopsy of my father...Can you please help me

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello. It is suggestive of cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. Iam very sorry to say that your father's biopsy report of anal canal region is suggestive of cancer. He now requires an mri scan of abdomen and pelvis to look for disease spread....

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WHAT IS THE YELLOW BROWN STUFFS IN THE COLON PLEASE
BIOPSY WAS NOT PERFORMED
THANKS

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Fecal matter

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. The yellow brown stuff in the colon are fecal matter that you otherwise pass as stool. Overall it seems fine except for the mention of presence...

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Can you review this report and tell me what you think? I had my biopsy and this was the report, should i be concerned? Are pathology reports wrong? What do you recommend?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
There are no signs of malignancy in the report.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing back,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Findings are not serious.

Biopsy reports suggest benign finding and there is nothing to be worried about.
There are no signs of...

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please explain this biopsy report. The doc is not available till 15th. So I am bit curious. The surgery done on 1st August.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Biopsy results

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

That's mean that after the surgery you will need further treatment like chemiotherapy


Your doctor will decide the type of medication how are adequate for your case

Regards...

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My mother at the age of 60 observed one day bleeding happening. Doctors said normal but asked for Biopsy. Is this something serious.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
post menopausal bleeding.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query,
Any bleeding per vaginally in post menopausal women should be investigated for ruling out any cervical or uterine cancer. So a per speculum examination, a pap smear and a transvaginal ultrasound pelvis and if...

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Had a biopsy of a bump on my neck that has been there for over 6 months pathology: polymorphous lymphocyte population with no evidence of granulomatous inflammation or metastatic malignancy.

What does this mean?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello. Report is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. There is no need to worry. The report is normal.Biopsy report suggest a normal tissue and rules out any infection or cancer. Further tests are not required.
Thanks and...

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what does it mean if biopsy says mixed populationsof CD3 + t cells and CD20 + Bcells

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Additional tests required

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
These markers are positive and suggest that there are abnormal lymphocytes in you axilla lymph node which may suggest some serious blood disease such as lymphoma but also may be reactive lymph node as a result of some...

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I had a biopsy of my prostate done on Tuesday, July 18. How soon can I have a sexual orgasm?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Within a few days

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. You may engage in sexual activity and achieve orgasm a few days after your biopsy. However, you need to be prepared that when you achieve...

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My daughter is having a cone biopsy next week. What can we expect from this procedure?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Core biopsy

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

Core needle biopsy is the procedure to remove a small amount of suspicious tissue with a larger “core” (meaning “hollow”) needle. It is usually performed while the patient is under local anesthesia

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Recent questions on  Biopsy

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58 year old white female, been menopausal for 2yrs. had extreme pelvic cramping, followed by a blood discharge. Dr visit did an ultra sound, than a biopsy. ultra sound showed large fibroid tumor, biopsy was inconclusive. discharge has since subsided, mild cramping still remains. dr says she cant do anything for me. I asked for a D&C just because I need to know this is not cancer. ? why do I still have the cramping?

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treatment for frontal swelling of the face region hemangioendothelioma biopsy has been done patient presented with frontal swelling with milk-like fluid discharge of 6months duration pls what help can u render and which hospital wld u suggest over there for the treatment

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im a 62 years old woman, I just got a report from my doctor today that i got Paget disease of vulva , The specimen container is labelled with the patient s ID but not the specimen type n consists of a yellowish tan skin punch biopsy measuring 0.2x0.2x0.9cm. The punch biopsy includes skin n subcutaneous tissue. Sections of the skin show within the epidermis there are scattered large pale vacuuolate tumour cells occurring mainly singly with a few small clusters noted. The tumour cells have atypical nuclei with occasional prominent nucleoli noted. Mucin stain (PAS+D) shows strong cytoplasmic positively in the tumour cells. Within the dermis there is a dilated benign duct present. No underlying invasive carcinoma is seen in the biopsy. Immunohistochemical staining of the tumour cells in the epidermis show strong positive for CK7. The tumour cells are negative for CK20,S-100 and HMB45. The histological and immunohistochemical features are those of Paget disease of vulva. Actually i felt the problem a few years again in 2011, but the family check n check but can t find the reason, until now I got this report. So i need more advices from different doctors, is that disease a life threatening disease? what can I do now? I worry ! thanks for doctors advice....

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I had a stereotatic breast biopsy done and developed a huge lump on the top of my breast, the biopsy was done on the opposite side of the breast. What is this lump about the size of a small egg and painful to touch? The stereotatic biopsy was done because I had about 8 calcifications. Also, do you know what causes breast calcifications?

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Hi there I’m a 42 yo healthy male with mild psoriasis and psuedogout. Recent routine blood tests were normal. Three weeks ago whilst I had a mild sore throat and cold, I discovered a raised lymph node on my right side of neck 2 inches down from...

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Hi I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer from a biopsy . They think it is confined to prostate. GS 3+4. 19/12 probes positive. 15% of tissue cancerous. 1) do you recommend radiation or surgery 2) for surgery do you recommend open, laproscopic...

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My father is 70 years old and has been detected with out of bound reports for some of the Tests related to Kidney . Attached are prescriptions and reports. I need your guidance on how to proceed further. Here are some artifacts: 1. He underwent...

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