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Old 02-26-2010, 12:35 PM
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I have to have a punch Biopsy of a growth on my lower leg, right above my ankle. Apparently, a dermatologist will be doing it as they suspect I have Erythema Nodosum and are trying to find the cause, though I also have chest tightness and backpain so I also got a chest x-ray.

Anyhow....Is the punch biopsy painful? I know they say they use a local anesthetic, but I don't respond as well to those as others.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:16 PM
Location: Duncan, OK
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I had to have one on my forearm a few years ago... all I felt was a mild stinging sensation and a lot of pressure. It was more creepy feeling than truly painful.

You will need to take special care of it to avoid scarring... I have a nifty *dimple* in my arm now.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:00 PM
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Punch biopsies are a piece of cake. I have had several. Just had one this fall. The worst part is the local anesthetic injection. That's a pinch or two and then you feel nothing. You can't feel the punch part at all. It's over in 5 seconds or so. You will feel a bit of tugging and that's it. I've always gotten a few stitches after mine so you'll feel pulling while you're being stitched up. Mine have always healed nicely.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:36 PM
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I had a cancerous mole removed from my forearm by a punch method, many years ago. I don't remember feeling anyhting beyond the first needle stick (and that wasn't bad). The dimple filled in eventually.
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