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 have an endobronchial nodule in the right lobe. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 0.2 cm endobronchial nodule in the right lower lobe. I was a smoker for 20 years. I had a CT scan for cough and now new nodule. Is this cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be a very small nodule. Do not get afraid first. Anyway, we have to confirm the pathology. At present, take treatment for cough. You will need to take follow up if the sym...  Read Full »

Does a dark vertical streak on the nail indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter has a vertical dark streak along her nail on the middle finger only. It has been there for three months now. There is no known trauma. Could I ask what you suggest we should do? It seems to be darker than before. We went to a dermatologist, and they told us not to worry beca...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At present, she is suffering from longitudinal melanonychia. It is due to the overactivity of the melanocytes, leading to more melanin synthesis. At present, there is no sign of malignancy. Nevertheless, a biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis. Hope it helps. R...  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 o...  Read Full »

What are the chances for my daughter to survive with multiple tumors and pericardial effusion?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is in the ICU with pericardial effusion and multiple tumors. The fluid has been drained and there was blood mixed with the fluid. The regular blood test came back normal with no sign of cancerous cells. My question is, what are the chances that the tumors are benign? Through...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is a diagnostic dilemma. The reports you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are fine. But, you should upload the echo reports and the fluid investigations as well. Now, considering the pericardial effusion with multiple c...  Read Full »

I have a small bump inside my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male who had my wisdom teeth removed nearly two weeks ago. The pain has reduced, but I cannot help but notice how moist the left side of my mouth is, and it is bothering me. It is so wet that I can feel a painless squish as I bite down. An X-ray was taken, but there wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhargav Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Upon review (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), I noticed a bump on the left cheek and left gums. The provisional diagnosis is epulis. Differential diagnoses can be an aphthous ulcer, linea alba, and lichen planus. D...  Read Full »

Do white patches in the mouth indicate fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed a few white patches in my mouth for few days. The image is attached herewith. Is it just a fungal infection or something else? What medicine do you suggest? There is no pain or bleeding. It is not increasing in size. I never had anything like this previously. I never s...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know following things. Exactly for how long has this lesion been there? Is this kind of lesion present in any other site in the mouth? Is there a sharp tooth near the lesion? Is there any history of toothbrush trauma? Also, please send a clear image of ...  Read Full »

What caused a spot on my penis shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a spot on my penis shaft. I took an STD test, and it showed negative. However, I am concerned that it could be something more serious. The genitourinary specialist prescribed me Eumovate. I have no other symptoms. What do you think it could be? Should I be concerned? Kindly help...  Read Full »


Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The problem is that you did not mention the period between the appearance of the lesion and the STD (sexually transmitted test) test. For example, syphilis, which could cause such lesions in stage 1, has a diagnostic window of about 10 to 12 w...  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

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. Mode...  Read Full »

I have azoospermia. Can the testes produce sperms after four cycles of chemotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male and my wife is 28 years old. I have been suffering from azoospermia and have been in touch with different doctors for the last eight to 10 months. I have done many tests and everyone is ending up with a suggestion of testicular biopsy. My wife is not in f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and reviewed the attached reports of USG and semen analysis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As there is azoospermia, I cannot comment on your chances, unless there is a possibility of sperm retrieval from the testis. This is possibl...  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 been...  Read Full »

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