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

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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?

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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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I have very high TSH (68), free T4 is 1.16, which is in the normal range. I have persistent weight loss, lack of appetite. Today I vomited twice. I have a extramedullary plasmacytoma in my gum. Biopsy said CD 79A and Lambda were strongly positive, CD 138, Cd 3 and Kappa were focally positive in a small number of cells, CD 20 was negative. Radiation therapy scheduled for tomorrow was put off so I could get another biopsy. MRI, PET, CT scans bone marrow test show no cancer cells anywhere. The growth in my gum was painful and swollen when I got my first biopsy, but how it only looks different , is not swollen and without pain. I am taking Keppra to prevent seizures, have started prilosec 6 days ago to reduce GERD. I am a 78 year old male. I am trying to make an appointment with an endocronologist. Heart and many other tests are normal Should I be doing anything else? T3 and other blood test results have not arrived yet. Protein electrophoresis shows polyclonal gammopathy. I am slightly anemic and have some osteoporosis according to bone density scan.

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Hi...My relative had intense coughing and sputum in his blood 6 months back.He got admitted....got x rays blood reports Pleural Effusion test CT Scan,Pet Scan, , and finally needle biopsy left lung......in that order. Only test positive was pleural effusion for TB,rest all were negative. For Biopsies, got slides analyzed from 3 places.....no cancer etc. So doctor advised to continue with TB treatment.All the while in last 6 months arrhythmia was there....not severe...but was there. Since last couple of weeks hs is experiencing vertigo(guess due to arrhythmia). Anyways TB follow up was due, so got all the blood/urine reports. All normal. Got Chest Ct Scan which did not show any improvment in white spot on the lung. Almost Same size etc.No growth in spot size though.

So Question is? What is causing arrhythmia ? Biopsy was done very close to heart.Also the CT scan shows no improvement yet? Major concern is Arrhythmia which is affecting mental state of patient?

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Hi, my father had small brown mark on his neck, a biopsy was done, tests said he had 0.5% malanoma, and that all the cancer was removed. Now doctors are taking some skin around the area in 2 weeks. Does this mean the cancer is still there and what are the chances that he won t die from this. I would like an honest answer. I can take it. I m very worried about my dad. Please help.

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I have a very scary problem, I have this lump growin in my neck on the left side causes terrible headaches I lose the feeling in my left hand due to severe pain also gives me bad spine and leg pain all on the left side even when I try swollowing the left side is sore. I hve good days and terrible days went to the doc they running many tests and its making me even more scared plz could you tel me what these tests mean? LN biopsy,cervical triangle lymph nodes,fnac,sputum afb,gene expert, tb culture,mountox and what are these following blood tests done for? Ctb,cxr and US and next month they doin a brain and neck scan and they going to put a dye into my vein please could I have help understanding I m really worried............... Many thanks

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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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