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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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 »

Please suggest ways to determine if a mole is cancerous.

Query: Hi doctor, There is a mole like appearance on the back of my thigh. I am worried if it is a cancerous one. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and do understand your concern. Please send the photo for better management. Also, mention since when it is present? Please mention whether it has changed the shape or size. If yes, what is the change? Is there any symptom over this lesion? Revert ...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about a mole with a large circular area?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I noticed two moles on my back with large dark circles around them. I have attached the photos of one affected area only. I have always had these moles, but have never seen these dark circles until today. I have had biopsies of moles from my back before and they were not cancerous. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Definitely this mole with the large circular area is suspicious. There is a high chance that this mole could be cancerous. I would suggest you to get a biopsy done as this is a doubtful mole. Any acute change in size, texture, margins and color of a mole is an alarming ...  Read Full »

Should I be alarmed about a few changes in my mole?

Query: Hi doctor,My relative, who is 55 years old, has a red color mole like thing in her forearm. She has been having this red color mole since so many years. Today only we noticed that there are small fresh red dots inside it. It looks new. What could it be? No other associated symptoms. We are worried i...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is a change in color, size, margin and shape in a pre-existing mole, especially in this age, then it is always an alarming sign. As you said it is changing its texture and color, then yes definitely. We should suspect about melanoma. In your case it is v...  Read Full »

For an endometrial problem, is contrast MRI useful?

Query: Hi doctor, I had not had periods for 8 years. There was some spotting for around a year. The endometrial thickness is 7.7. The complex echo suggesting menstruation, though not having periods. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is likelihood of serum progesterone deficiency. ET (endometrial thickness) 7.7 indicates a luteal phase defect and spotting indicates irregular shedding. Get a serum progesterone level test done. If low, then cyclical progesterone would have to be star...  Read Full »

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