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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A recently conducted biopsy of a 75-year-old woman stated "ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon." What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, A recently conducted biopsy result of a 75-year-old woman states, "ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon." The underlying condition is mild mitral valve thickening and anemia. What does it mean? I would like to know her cancer stage and whether it is cur...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and biopsy report. After studying the report, I will reply. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have thyroid polyps and it pains while I swallow. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have thyroid polyps. For the last two weeks, I experienced pain when swallowing liquid and coughing, and a small lump was visible. I went to the hospital a few days ago, and I did thyroid ultrasound. The hospital doctor said that I had bleeding from the polyps. Only medication Naprosyn ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your ultrasound images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and have made the following observations: Discrete sub-centimetric nodules are seen in both the lobes of the thyroid, with a few in the left lobe showing foci of calcificat...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to do bone marrow transplant for acute leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend's brother is diagnosed with blood cancer and has gone through first chemotherapy three weeks ago. According to acute leukemia immunophenotyping by flow cytometry report, morphologic and immunophenotypic findings are consistent with acute myeloid leukemia. Immunophenotypic find...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about his ill health. Let me tell you that after seven days of the first round of chemotherapy, bone marrow biopsy should be done to check for the percentage of the blast. Ideally, it should be less than 5 % blast after the first round of chemotherapy. The...  Read Full »

A metastasis has been found in the abdominal wall. How can primary cancer be found?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother-in-law has a small cancer in the epigastric abdominal wall with adenocarcinoma, metastatic. We are carrying out further tests including PET-CT scan, endoscopy, colonoscopy, CBC, and all the CA tests, but no primary cancer was found. Now, what will I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports of your mother-in-law (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like they have not yet completed the full work up. Biopsy from the abdominal wall nodule shows metastatic adenocarcinoma. So now, they must do upper GI en...  Read Full »

Can heavy menstrual bleeding cause anemia?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from anemia for over 12 years now. I am very sure that within this time frame, my hemoglobin level has never been higher than 10 g/dL. Recently, my hemoglobin was at 7.1 g/dL. I have seen many doctors and have informed them of a family history of a kidney disease, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prasad Eswaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you forward your hemoglobin electrophoresis report to me? For more information consult a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist  Read Full »

How to cure the muscle weakness and pain in the left forearm and hip?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old male. My creatine phosphokinase is mildly elevated. The reports came as 220 twice and as normal thrice. And, there was hemoglobin in my urine test. I constantly have muscle weakness and mild pain on my left side, at the forearm and hip. The weakness started suddenly ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about muscle weakness and raised muscle enzymes. The probable diagnosis is polymyositis. People with polymyositis have: 1) A weakness of muscles of the thigh, gluteal muscles, and shoulder girdle. 2) Raised CPK (creat...  Read Full »

Will high platelet count cause a blood clot or stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has high WBC count of 15,000, platelet count of 5,40,000, and hemoglobin at 11.2. Her ESR is 86, and CRP is also similar. She has a fever, which rises in the evening to 101. Can you please tell me what this denotes? Also, will the high platelet count cause a danger for a bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High platelet count will not lead to thrombosis in the body. Do not worry about that. High platelet is because of reactive thrombocytosis, and that can occur in bleeding, anemia, infection, inflammation, etc. You have an ulcer in the colon, and it seems to be ulcer...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography reports of my father?

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently underwent an ERCP. I have attached his reports. He now has weight loss and jaundice. Please provide me your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has a block in the bile duct (the tube which brings liver secretions down to the intestine). This block can be either due to stones...  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. P

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 »

Can DPT vaccine cause neutropenia?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years. He got his DTaP vaccine two weeks ago and had CBC 20 days later. All came well except neutrophil count, which came back as 800 and total WBC 2500. We are going to repeat the test tomorrow. Can the vaccine be the cause for the neutropenia? And if so, how long will it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: I doubt the vaccine could be the cause of neutropenia (neutrophil count less than normal). Though it can take place in some case like Influenza virus vaccine, but with DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) have not bee...  Read Full »

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