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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My mother is 89 and on hospice care for advanced A.D. she has developed, over past year, an indentation on the top of her skull running left to right about three inches back from the front of the scalp. She has several large nodules on her thyroid, but her endocrinologist declined to pursue with needle biopsy or surgery due to her age and advanced disease, A.D. what do you think could be the cause of the changes in the top of her skull, indentation. She also has had significant loss in brain mass in past 12 years per MRI studies ren years apart.

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i m an SLE patient but it is controlled..since 5 years..and i didnt suffer except from arthritis in my first months only....but in my last periodic examination..i found my albumin in urine ++ the doctor told me to repeat the test ...coz it may be of wrong diet habits..so please what food should i avoid coz this result will determine wheather i ll do biopsy or not...thnxx

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I am a renal transplant patient. Surgery done 6 months back. After transplatation I used to take immuno suppresents like Pangraf, Cellcept and Prednisolon. Immediate after surgery my S.Creatin levels were 1.4, 1.3, 1.2 then 1.5 etc..After one month of when I checked my Tac level it was very high ie, 14.4. Then Pangraf dosage reduced for next one month.But there was no significant reduction in Creatin and then checked Tac level it shows 14.1. At that time S.Creatin was 1.7.Then stopped Pangraf and started Certican .25. A sudden increase in S.creatin and it became 2.6. My Biopsy shows ATN+ and other readings were quite normal. My Potassium and RBS are quite normal. Then started Neoral 50mg and tried 25mg, but again S.creatin level gets increased and now it is 3.6. My Doppler test parameters are normal. What would be the remedy on this problem??How it is happened like this? My donor is my brother. I am 42 Years old.

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prescribed fluocinonide (.05%) for itchy, indeterminate rash on legs and thighs. Slight improvement, but more bumps are appearing in different areas. Biopsy inconclusive. Rash continues to erupt, although lesser in degree. Continue the fluocinonide?

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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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