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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My toe nail got injured with a plate and a tiny spot appeared under my nail. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male and I found a tiny spot under my nail. Six months back, I dropped a big plate on my toe and it became blue due to impact. I was not able to walk for two weeks. After the disappearance of blue, my nails have become yellow or golden color at the tip and I think th...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Though it looks like blue nevus, it is rare to occur in a subungual area in the acquired state (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Though it remains harmless. it can have a malignant transformation rarely. It is indicated by ...  Read Full »

What do elevated PSA with fever indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 69 years old. Having HT and DM. He is presently taking the following medicines: 1) Amlong-H for BP. 2) Zita-met plus 20 or 500 mg for sugar. 3) Amaryl M2 for sugar. 4) Flodart plus for urine. 5) Orcerin GM for knee pain. Since the last two days, he has a fever and sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to The cause for fever is an infection, and as also the CRP (C-reactive protein) is elevated. CT (computed tomography) scan of the thorax is normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The urine analysis so far is fine. But should wait for the urine cul...  Read Full »

Is recurrent swelling in the anterior palate indicative of oral malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, About two months ago, I realized that my hard palate in the anterior region was very swollen. Out of panic, I pushed it down with my finger. It did not feel solid or firm. Instead, there was a pus discharge. Afterward, my anterior palate near the incisive papilla went down a bit. This ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and all your pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). From the images, the swollen mass at the center of your hard palate could be a torus palatinus. And the supposed swelling of your incisive papilla region with...  Read Full »

What is your opinion regarding the lump present on my soft palate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52 year old male. I have a lump just on top of my soft palate next to uvula. The lump was pink or red, medium and painless without bleeding. Three weeks ago, I found it, and I did not notice anything before. There is no such history in my family. I visited my GP, and he referred me...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: If it is painful, I would have been a bit happy as inflammatory swellings are usually painful. As it is present since three weeks and there is no pain, I wo...  Read Full »

Kindly see the picture and confirm whether it is nodular melanoma.

Query: Hello doctor, Before three months, my husband noticed a pink spot on my hip. I thought it was just a bug bite and I put some cortisone cream on it. It has been three months, and for a while, I forgot about it. Now, I do not think that it has grown much. It would be hard to say as I kept trying to ri...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is impossible to diagnose from a picture whether or not it is a nodular melanoma (attachment removed to protect patient identity). On the site, it is extremely uncommon on unexposed parts as well as in your age group. Also, nodular melanoma grows very rapidly. It ...  Read Full »

Are salivary gland tumors of serious concern?

Query: Hi doctor, My biopsy report reads like this. Please comment. Sections examined show a tumor composed of oncocytic cells arranged in cribriform, cystic, and papillary architecture. Comedonecrosis is present within the cysts. Most of the tumor in the biopsies is in situ. Immunohistochemistry was att...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Pathologist, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the description of the biopsy you have provided and will help you regarding it. I must emphasize that before commenting on anything, I must know the site (organ) of the biopsy performed that you have not mentioned. Similar descriptions may have different int...  Read Full »

Are cervical polyps harmful?

Query: Hello doctor,Can polyps cyst in the right ovary, if not removed, may convert into cancer? The size of the follicular cyst is 25 mm, and 24 mm when noted. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Actually, polyps and cysts are both different things. The cyst will not convert into any concern or abnormal growth. But polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue that can be benign, which is not harmful. You have a polyp in the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my attached thyroid FNA report.

Query: Hi doctor, Please find the attachments of my thyroid FNA report. The result showed suspicious of malignancy. I hope you explain to me further. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Yes, the report does say suspicious for malignancy. When sometimes, we are not 100% sure or if there is overlap with benign or normal findings, we do repor...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have done a cone biopsy before a couple of years due to dysplasia caused by HPV. Before a year, I did a Papanicolaou test and it showed that there is an absence of injury. Before a week, I did a Papanicolaou test and the result showed a moderate dysplasia suggestive of class IIIA. The do...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The report needs to be concerned (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a need to do another cone biopsy definitely. It is necessary to check the margins of the cone while doing another cone biopsy. If it is still positive, then removal of the cervix...  Read Full »

What causes brain tumors?

Query: Hello doctor,I have MRI scans, and I am attaching my reports. I would like an expert to review and advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your neuroimaging report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the possibility of some metastatic tumor on brain coverings (meninges or dura) can be there. The imaging photos are not properly accessible. For evaluation of this, possible ways ...  Read Full »

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