Biopsies/Lumps & Bumps

A biopsy appointment allows evaluation of abnormal or concerning areas of the body. It can identify and treat skin growths, sores, rashes, or examine lumps, nodules, and cysts. This thorough examination leads to diagnosis and discussion of treatment options if needed.

What Happens During a Biopsy, Lump & Bump Appointment?

During a Biopsy, Lump & Bump appointment, 

  1. An examination of the concerning area on the body is carried out. 
  2. If necessary, a small sample of tissue is collected from the lump or bump for further examination under a microscope, a process known as a biopsy. The extraction process is typically swift, causing minimal discomfort and often requiring only a local anaesthetic.
  3. Following the procedure, the findings are discussed and potential treatment options, if required, are explored.

By carefully examining and taking samples for analysis, you can accurately determine the type of cells that the lump or bump is composed of, facilitating the formulation of an appropriate treatment plan.

Clinics who offer these services

MyClinic Elsternwick
384 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
MyClinic Melbourne
91 William Street, Melbourne 3000
MyClinic South Yarra
Shop 6/300 Toorak Road, South Yarra
MyClinic Southbank
63 Power Street, Southbank, 3006
MyClinic Bacchus Marsh
12 Gell St, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340
MyClinic Balaclava
161-163 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183 (inside Priceline Pharmacy)
MyClinic QV
Corner Swanston & Lonsdale Street, QV Retail Centre, Melbourne VIC 3000 (Inside Priceline Pharmacy)
MyClinic Prahran
191-193 Commercial Rd South Yarra, VIC, 3141
MyClinic Tarneit
412 Derrimut Road, Tarneit, VIC 3029
MyClinic Werribee Village
Shop 10 167-179 Shaws Road, Werribee Vic 3029
MyClinic Hoppers
150 Hogans Road, Hoppers

When Should I Book a Biopsy, Lump & Bump Appointment?

If you discover a lump, bump, skin growth, sore, or rash that is new, changing in size, shape, or colour, causing discomfort, or persisting longer than usual, it’s important to book a Biopsy, Lump & Bump appointment promptly. Early detection and diagnosis are key to effective treatment and managing potential health issues successfully.

Post-Procedure Care and Support

After the biopsy, lump or bump appointment, you could experience mild discomfort or bruising at the site of the procedure. Over-the-counter painkillers can help manage any discomfort, and cold compresses can aid in reducing swelling. It is also advised to avoid strenuous physical activities for a few days following the procedure. The healing process generally takes a few days, and it is important to ensure the site of the procedure is kept clean to prevent infection.

Results and Next Steps

The tissue sample collected during the biopsy will be sent to a laboratory for examination. The results from this analysis can usually be expected within a week or two. These results will provide a precise diagnosis, informing the next steps to consider. Whether the lump or bump is benign, malignant or indicative of another condition, the results of the biopsy provide the necessary information to guide future decisions about treatment or management of the condition.

Innovative Technology

The latest technologies are utilised to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Advanced imaging techniques help in determining the precise nature of the lump or bump, allowing for a more targeted biopsy procedure. The use of modern laboratory technology also ensures that results are delivered quickly and accurately.

FAQS

  • What should I do if I feel discomfort or pain after the biopsy?

    Mild discomfort or bruising post-procedure is normal. Over-the-counter painkillers can help manage the discomfort, while using cold compresses can aid in reducing swelling. If the pain persists or intensifies, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.

  • How long does it take for the biopsy site to heal?

    The healing process typically takes a few days. However, this can vary depending on individual health factors. Keeping the site clean is crucial to prevent infection and facilitate healing.

  • How long will it take to receive my biopsy results?

    The tissue sample collected during the biopsy is sent to a laboratory for examination, and results are typically available within one to two weeks.

  • What does it mean if my lump or bump is benign or malignant?

    A benign lump or bump is non-cancerous and generally does not pose a threat to your health. A malignant lump or bump, on the other hand, is cancerous. However, regardless of the result, the biopsy provides the necessary information to guide future decisions about treatment or management.