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What is the size of biopsy specimens pinched from normal colon mucosa?

To investigate certain types of inflammation during a colonoscopy, a doc might pinch off normal-looking mucosa at a number of locations for subsequent microscopic examination. What is the size of ...
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Need help interpreting histology results (punch skin biopsy)

Good day. About a month ago I've removed a mole (nevus) which accrued on "clean" skin (de novo) about 4-5 months ago. It has always been charcoal black and 1,5 mm in diameter. So the dermatologist ...
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Why is it or isn't it smart for a healthy individual to perform auto-surgery in removing suspicious skin spots?

Why is it or isn't it advisable/smart for a healthy individual to simply remove suspicious skin spots himself/herself?
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What is the difference between abnormal cells and cancerous cells?

When a biopsy reveals that cells are "abnormal" but not cancerous, what does that actually mean?
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Had a skin biopsy of a suspicious mole (10 stitches) — how to prevent ugly scar-tissue from forming? Make scar less noticeable?

Recently, I had a suspicious mole removed (skin biopsy) to be tested for melanoma (I've had a few of this nature), but this one was quite deep and large, and required 10 stitches. How to prevent a big ...
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After a skin biopsy, is it preferable to use vaseline, polysporin, or neosporin?

After a skin biopsy, is it preferable to use vaseline, polysporin, or neosporin? Preferable in terms of scar, allergies, or anything else that one might expect the patient to care about.
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How long does it take to recover from a biopsy of a tendon?

I wonder how long it takes to recover from a biopsy of a tendon. E.g. Zheng, Ming Hao, Paul Anderson, and Jerome Waddell. Orthocell's Ortho-ATI: Tendon Regeneration. Vol. 1. Jerome Waddell, 2014., ...