Biopsy

Biopsy is a diagnostic test which is ordered for the confirmation of diagnosis in certain conditions. In this procedure, a sample of the problematic tissue is removed from the body and sent to a laboratory to be observed under a microscope. There are different types of biopsies based on the procedure used to remove the tissue as well as extent of removal.

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Why is the time written in my two biopsy report different?

Query: Hi doctor, My breast core biopsy pathology reports have different information. In one it is mentioned as specimen collected at 7.10 AM and 5 cores taken. And in the other specimen collected at 2 PM and 8 cores taken. Does that sound strange?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is strange, but not worrisome. Biopsy reports timing would not matter much unless the tissue was kept outside, which is never done. If the tissue is not fixed (put on a fluid called as formalin), no opinion will be possible. 5 cores or 8 cores, depends on the coun...  Read Full »

Does tree in bud nodules in CT scan mean cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My CT scan says defined streaky opacity with associated loss volume and clustered tree in bud nodules have developed in the anterior segment of the upper left lobe. The associated central bronchi are impacted. Without an obvious mass, although a small central lesion is not excluded. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sunil Kumar Nookala

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tree in bud appearance generally favors an infection. Can you upload your CT scan so that it may help? Do not bother about lung cancer. Revert with more information to a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist  Read Full »

The PET scan shows metabolic activity brain appears metastatic. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, The PET scan report says that the metabolic activity brain appears metastatic. Does this confirm that the patient has advance cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Revert with more details. I need also pathological and treatment details. Usually, if brain is involved with multiple lesions, it is considered advanced malignancy.  Read Full »

How to confirm the nature of a mild tender lump under the skin of the deltoid muscle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a mild, tender bump or a lump or a kind of knot deep under the skin on the deltoid muscle. It is very hard to tell if it is moving under the skin. It has been there for three years. I have not noticed any significant growth in the last three years. I am quite scared after rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the anxiety you would be suffering from after suspecting that it is a sarcoma. Here is what I can suggest to you: Sarcoma is an uncommon cause of such lumps, and much more common are some harmless cysts and lipomas. Malignant tumors like sarcoma gener...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for spots on the penis.

Query: Hi doctor, I have several spots on my penis from my childhood. Sometimes, when I masturbate few times in a day it gets rip and start to hurt. As I am going to be married soon, I would like to get rid of these first.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before giving you a solution, I would like to get answer for the following questions. Do you have itching there? Are they increasing in numbers? Do you have any other site affected? Have you experienced any white lacy lesion in mouth? Revert back with th...  Read Full »

Is it worthy of relying CT scan to identify liver metastasis?

Query: Hello doctor, Can a CT scan identify liver metastasis?  Read Full »


Dr. Senduran N

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, CT (computed tomography) scan can detect suspected primary tumor or metastasis in the liver. However, it is not confirmatory, a biopsy is needed to say its malignant origin if the primary tumor is not already found in other organs.  Read Full »

Is biopsy necessary for neck swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a swelling developed on my neck overnight 10 days ago. I went to a doctor who did an ultrasound and took thyroid function blood tests. He said it as a 3 x 3 cm cyst with 1 x 1 cm tumor or nodule with some calcification. He took some of the cyst liquid and sent away for tests, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A cyst being malignant is very unlikely. But, a nodule definitely needs evaluation though you do not have any symptoms. I recommend you to first get I-131 scintigraphy scan followed by FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology). This is irrespective of cyst fluid report. For...  Read Full »

Please interpret my biopsy report of a long term tender lesion on shin.

Query: Hello doctor, I have tender lesions on shins that come and go for years. Biopsy report suggests: Granulomatous inflammation composed of well-formed epitheloid-type granulomas with surround lymphocytes, histocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils. Perivascular and mixed inflammation with the overlying d...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have through your history and medical reports. In my opinion, the details provided fit into a condition called erythema nodosum. However, there is a possibility of deep fungal infection of skin. Erythema nodosum is a condition, wherein ...  Read Full »

What foods to avoid for spongiotic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with spongiotic dermatitis for 17 months now, and I am at my wit's end. I will provide you with as many details as possible so that maybe you could provide some answers on the cause and cure. For 15 years, I have lived in a very dry region, so I have commonly had dr...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. There are two causes of dermatitis, one is exogenous and another one is endogenous. You have tried to rule out maximum exogenous causes, but as you did not get any relief, there might be some endogenous factor causing you the trouble. So...  Read Full »

Can Neosporin used for clearing the pus in vulvar biopsy area?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a vulvar biopsy without any stitches. It seems to have been healing fine, until today. It looks as though there is pus in the area where the biopsy was performed. What should I do for this? Will Neosporin help?  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Neosporin can help healing infections for small wounds over the vulva, but make sure that it is for external use only. Please ensure good hygiene of the wound. Wash it with plain water and keep it dry, and clean it every time after using the toilet. It may take one t...  Read Full »

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