Appt Update And Biopsy Question!
Posted 30 June 2007 - 05:18 PM
Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:58 PM
If they do a biopsy, most likely they will do what they call a "punch" biopsy. Its a little tool shaped like a screwdriver but the head is open. They place it on your skin, do a little twist and voila! they have some tissue to send off. Yes they would numb it.
I'm not a doctor but I am a nurse and have seen this many many times.
Do keep us posted OK? And don't panic, they will get to the bottom of this, but I would encourage you to keep after them, don't let too much time lag in-between antibiotic tries.
Posted 01 July 2007 - 03:05 PM
Biopsies are not painful and are done exactly how Sweet described it to you. The only part that is slightly uncomfortable is when they numb the area. But the discomfort honestly lasts for about 10-15 seconds. Many times you will get a small stitch as well to close up the area which you will not feel either.
Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:53 PM
Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:30 PM
I have to agree with 'Sweet' - punch biopsies are not bad at all...........
What would concern me more, would to make sure they culture the infection and see exactly what they are dealing with - I had an ulcer on one of my toes last fall, the podiatrist cultured it, and it was a staff infection - but me on heavy duty antibiotics and was on my way to recovery in no time........
Hope this infection heals fast for you.......