The process where a surgeon removes tissues using a scalpel is called surgical excision. It is done to remove various types of benign or malignant tumors (mainly skin tumors) and also to collect a sample (biopsy) for lab testing.
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What is the treatment for a recurrent pus-draining pimple on the inner part of the hip?
Query: Hi doctor, A few months back, I developed a sort of pimple on the inner part of the hip, which later drained and got healed. But later it again opened up with draining pus. And for the last few weeks, it has not healed automatically. I have started taking Augmentin Duo 625 for the last three days, b... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an abscess cavity that needs to be drained more widely and opened more. If it is not opened widely, then the skin will continue to close before the infection is gone, which will continue the cycle. You can try Sitz baths while it is openly draining now a... Read Full »
I noticed a pea-sized lump on my skin over the cleft of my hips. Does it require medical intervention?
Query: Hello doctor,Two years back, I noticed a pea-sized lump on my skin over the cleft of my hips. It pains slightly when pressed hard. There is also a sacral dimple on it. Recently out of curiosity, I checked it on the internet and found out that it is called a pilonidal cyst. I also have a hairy body. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Yes, you got a pilonidal cyst associated with the formation of the pilonidal sinus. It seems like it is not infected, but ultimately, it gets complicated with time. Hence, it needs a surgical intervention that is... Read Full »
I have a painful nodule on my breast. What is it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a nodule on my breast. It is present for more than two years. I feel pain on touching the nodule. I had an ultrasound of the breast nodule and attached the same for your reference. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are worried, but based on the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is quite clear that you have a benign lump known as fibroadenoma. It is a part of normal changes that occur in the breast with age. It can be observed as such ... Read Full »
I have a wart near my breast. Kindly suggest a medicine to remove it.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a small wart just near my breast, it is there from childhood, and it has grown with time. Please suggest some medicines that will remove it. I have attached a picture of the wart. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send few closeup photographs taken under natural light. Read Full »
My mother has diarrhea, and her stomach is bloated and paining. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is not feeling well, and I am concerned about internal bleeding. This morning, she had a decreased appetite, foot swelling (right), and diarrhea. She has back pain along with pain and bloating in the abdomen. She just wants to go to bed. She also noticed some spotting in her underw... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diarrhea, back pain, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite are most probably due to a colon cause, which could be an inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulosis. If these episodes keep coming, your mom will need a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis.As for the spotting... 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 »
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 cardi... Read Full »
What does the ultrasound of my 18-week fetus show?
Query: Hi doctor, My ultrasound report showed well-defined anechoic lesion measuring 3.9 cm in length and 1.6 cm width in the lower abdomen of the 18 weeks fetus. No echoes are seen within it. It is showing peristalsis. Stomach and gall bladder visualized. No evidence of ascites. Abnormal wall intact. ... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through the report posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An anechoic lesion defines a lesion that is clear and simple that means, the cyst visualised is a simple cyst. There are some cysts like a mesenteric cyst, omental cyst or neuro... Read Full »
Is what I am having a cyst in the brain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having a cyst in the brain, maybe from birth. Cannot remember exactly, though it is not giving any problems, but should I worry about it? I am attaching the pictures. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your uploaded photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that this is not a cyst in the brain. It is a benign sebaceous cyst under the scalp skin. It is not related to the brain. So there is nothing to worry about. If the cyst... Read Full »
Is it possible to remove milia with a needle?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a noticeable milia spot on my cheek. My dermatologist said that she would extract, but it could leave a dented scar. I have read that it does not scar. I am very nervous and unhappy with this milia, which looks like a big whitehead. Will it be safe to get it extracted? I have panic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Milia are a white material containing papule type lesions that mainly presents over the face. Milia are due to sun exposure. Long term sunlight exposure cause sweating and mild sunlight reaction and in turn form milia. If you notice the area, then you will come to kn... Read Full »
Should I take medicines for the infection and swelling of my eyes?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a swollen lymph from three weeks on the eye lining on the lower region. I went to the eye specialist. He gave me Zenoxim 500 for a week two tablets per day and Ocupol ointment to apply for three weeks. He said it is an infection and if it does not go in three weeks then he need... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of chalazion. Having said that, it is a provisional diagnosis. Kindly share the photos of your eye so that I may guide you better. Regards. For more information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-d... Read Full »