Skin Biopsy

Skin biopsy is a procedure where your doctor removes a small piece of your skin to run some tests on it. It is used to diagnose skin cancer, skin infection, and other skin problems. The types of skin biopsy include shave biopsy, punch biopsy, excisional biopsy, and incisional biopsy.

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What is the lesion present in my left leg for the past 15 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lesion on my left leg from the past 15 years. I have never shown it to a doctor. I am attaching a picture of the lesion. Can you please tell me what this might be? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is the lesion painful? Is it increasing in size? This appears more like a benign appendageal tumor. I can narrow the diagnosis with the help of further information. Revert with more information co...  Read Full »

Why do I have a continuous itching sensation in my right thumb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59 year old female, I have itching sensation in my right thumb, and due to continuous scratching, the skin is slowly getting damaged. There is some infection, and then the skin heals on its own. This cycle is repeating itself from the past year. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you applied any creams? Are you diabetic? Please send images for better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

What is the raised pink mole on my daughter's scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 20, has a raised pink mole on her scalp. It has been there for several years. The one in question now has a purplish line running through it. My thought is that it is a visible blood vessel.  Is it a change that requires seeing our dermatologist? Her dad passed away...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It can be nevus sebaceous. One of the differential diagnosis can also be viral warts.Nevus sebaceous can appear in the prepubertal age, which looks like solitary, yellow-orange smooth, velvety plaques on the scalp.In postpubertal age, they look thickened, larger, waxy and m...  Read Full »

I scratched a mole with my nails. Do I need to be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I scratched a mole with my nail. It is a tiny scratch, and I do not even know if it is a mole. It appeared a few years ago. Now, I am worried. I have also attached the photo of it. Can you please advise me if it is dangerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have scratched the mole as scratching increase the chance of malignancy in otherwise benign mole. Presently, what I can see is the erosion (attachment removed to protect patient identity), so at this stage, even dermoscopy would not be able to find out...  Read Full »

I have a scaly patch on my scalp which does not go away. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a chronic 3 cm patch on my scalp, which has scales in it. If I remove these scales, gum-like liquid forms in that area and it dries to form the scales again. It reduces if I tonsure my hair and increases with hair growth. I do not have similar patches anywher...  Read Full »


Dr. Asiya Hafeez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a partially treated lesion. From your description, your scaly scalp could be seborrhea or psoriatic plaque. An autoimmune disorder has probably caused it. Investigations to be done: Fasting lipid. Hepatitis B and C serology. Skin biopsy. Scraping for fungus. I su...  Read Full »

How to treat the bumpy freckle present on my back?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to scratch my back today. I scratched a bumpy freckle. I thought that it was a pimple. Kindly tell me whether I have to be worried about it or not? Thanks in advance.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Fucidin cream (Fusidic Acid 2%) twice daily for seven days on the scratched lesion. Did you had bleeding?  Read Full »

Can a single genital wart exist unchanged for over 10 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure why I never bothered to ask these questions before now, but I suppose it is better late than never. I have what appears to be a single genital wart just below the head. I have had it since I was 16 years old. I went through five years in the military with this without an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A single wart cannot exist for such a long time. There has to be an increase in the number. Are you sure it is a genital wart? Were you diagnosed by a dermatologist? Clinical photographs would have helped. For more information consult a dermatologist online ...  Read Full »

The biopsy of my skin rash showed interface dermatitis with mucin. Do I have lupus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old female, and I have had itchy, red, and burning rashes. It all started as a few bumps on my right arm, above my eyebrow, right upper nose area, all over the jaw and chin area, right chest and upper back react badly to the sun, and it is getting worse. I have had a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The rashes that you are describing along with the biopsy findings can go in favor of a connective tissue disease. Although, I would like to see the reports in detail, but as you mentioned interface dermatitis, it goes more in favor of lupus over dermatomyositis. But, ...  Read Full »

I have an infection on my penis that is not healing. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old unmarried male. I have a patch on the inner part of the skin that covers the penis. I consulted a doctor. He asked me to take Cefix 200 twice daily, Atazis 1/2 morning and 1 in the evening for five days and MF Sudif ointment. He then asked me to continue these for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the image, it appears to be psoriasis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You will need a physical examination as well as skin biopsy and dermoscopy for a confirmation. Please visit a dermatologist for the same. Please provide me the following infor...  Read Full »

How to cure my skin rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes similar to the rash of SLE, swollen, painful and redness around the eyes, severe fatigue and muscle weakness. These symptoms occurred a few months back after I had an intestinal infection. The doctors suspected it to be dermatolysis too, thus having a skin biopsy done tomorr...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports suggest that you are probably having an autoimmune disease. For an exact diagnosis, ANA (antinuclear antibody) global or ANA profile test report and skin or muscle biopsy would be required to avoid any controversies in the future. I also need to know the follo...  Read Full »

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