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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What are the tests done to check blood cell levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I have hypothyroidism and I am on Synthyroid. Overall, I am healthy. I exercise daily and do not smoke. I have a 15 month old toddler. Throughout my pregnancy, my blood work showed an elevated WBC, but they are under 15 k/mL. They just assumed it was due to bein...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The high basophil count of 10% associated with immature granulocytes of 9.8% is a bit worrisome. The white blood cell count is unusually low for the above findings. As with the above, I expect to usually count on more than 10...  Read Full »

How can a 4 cm dermoid ovarian cyst be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I had my right ovary and tube removed during C-section, due to a 4.5 cm dermoid cyst. The cyst was found during an ultrasound scan, five years back. The surgeon said a cystectomy was no possible because the cyst had completely replaced the ovary. Could you p...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me tell you, your right-sided cyst was having benign germ cell tumor that is a dermoid cyst, which is called as a mature cystic teratoma. Such a cyst is filled with cheesy mate...  Read Full »

My slow-growing FNH shows persistent enhancement. Do I need a biopsy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suspected for adenoma or FNH slow-growing in 2018 at 1 cm, but now it is 1.9 cm. There has been a change in the results since my last test in January. It is now saying there is a progressive internal washout with a peripheral rim of persistent enhancement.  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like to be more suggestive of hepatic adenoma. These new findings still could not make a clear cut diagnosis but still suggestive of an adenoma. Although it is a small mass, but I will suggest weight reduction and avoidance of OCP (oral contraceptive pills...  Read Full »

What is your opinion regarding my wife's colon polyp?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has been detected to have a 1.5 cm sessile polyp in descending colon in colonoscopy. One doctor said that there is nothing to be worried as it is harmless and the other says just opposite. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I answer your question, can you please kindly share some more information. Is this the only polyp detected? Does she have a family history of colon cancer? Did she have any bleeding or it was a screening colonoscopy? Is this her first colonoscopy? If no, then w...  Read Full »

I am worried after scratching my mole. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about a mole. As it was itchy, I just scratched it. Now, it is sore and hard. I do not remember whether it has always been hard. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions and given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you are having a mole over axilla. This site is more prone for frictions due to clothing and because of this your mole so called melanocytic nevus. They are considered...  Read Full »

Is it possible for cervical dysplasia to come back after a cone biopsy?

Query: I had a cone biopsy done a couple of years back due to a dysplasia caused by HPV. The papanicolau test last year showed there was no injury. I just did a papanicolau this week and the result says “Moderate dysplasia suggesive, Class IIIA”. The doctor told me have a biopsy done. I was to...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi This report is a matter of concern. there is definitely a need for another cone. you have to note that another cone is very difficult to do too and may even be unsuccessful. Also when you go for another cone check the margins of the cone. if the margins of the cone are still positive then removal...  Read Full »

Do I have leukemia?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood test shows lymphocytes 60% where the normal range is 20% to 45%. I had immunophenotyping and the values are CD23 - 2.11%, CD19 - 0.30% and CD5 - 79.9%. What does it indicate? Am I a leukemia patient? Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would also like to know the total leukocyte count, platelets, RBC (red blood cell) count. Did you have ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)? Is this the only CBC (complete blood count) you ever had? Is there any fever, chills or weight loss? Please answer these quest...  Read Full »

Is FNB or biopsy needed to check lymph node enlargement?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 145 lbs. I am facing a significant unexplained weight loss of more than 45 lbs in four months. My normal weight since high school is 185 to 180 lbs. I am having episodes of significant and frequent drenching night sweats. Also, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: In view of the clinical symptoms, images could be more of neoplastic etiology. Clearly, with the family history and prominent nodes along with classical his...  Read Full »

What are the risks of conducting biopsy on a pregnant woman?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and 20 weeks pregnant. I got an abnormal pap result with ASC-H. I had another pap two years ago and it was normal. My doctor wants to do a colposcopy and biopsy. However, I read that it does result in complication when biopsy is performed on a pregnant woman. Can I do bi...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and concern. You have to undergo colposcopy and if necessary biopsy too. It can be done during pregnancy and the only problem may happen is mild bleeding, which can be managed. If the lesion is mild, then it can be followed up. Moderate to ...  Read Full »

Are the swellings present in underarms due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old male. For the past five years, I have few swellings on both underarms. Recently, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. While browsing on the internet, for her condition, I found out that my swelling may be of lymph nodes and may be cancerous. This urged me to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your anxiety. However, to assure you and also to explain the swelling related to cancer is usually painless. From your history, it appears that you may be having some hair root infection, because of which lymph node could be swollen. I think more on the line...  Read Full »

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