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  • #20616
    Worrywart
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    What is the average amount of days you have to wait for biopsy results from your derm?

    I have only had two biopsies since I started seeing my new dermatologist. Today is day 8 and I called and the results still aren’t back! Does that seem excessive? With my last derm I had to wait 4 days tops, but usually only 2/3 days. Called today and they said that they had to send them to a dermatopathologist in Denver rather than the usual local pathologist…I hope that doesn’t mean it needed a special look or is concerning? The Dr did not know what the thing on my leg was, but thought it could be a dermatofibroma – but wouldn’t that be a quick/easy path read? Just venting I guess. Have to get through yet another weekend waiting on results. I feel between my brain MRI and this biopsy I’ve been waiting on results and stressed out this entire month.

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    #56421
    goldengirl2011
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    I have always had to wait 5-7 days for my results. I hope you get an answer soon, and that everything is ok. Hang in there, and try not to stress too much…

    Cathy

    #56422
    Worrywart
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    Thx Cathy. I hope I get good news Monday. I don’t get worried when I have moles removed, because I feel like I’m on top of the situation with those, and know which are new/changing. But this red / purple bump has thrown me for a loop – I don’t know what it was and the control freak worrywart in me is coming out! Plus I don’t really know how long it was there, when I first noticed it I thought it was an ingrown hair and ignored it for a long time….didn’t get concerned until I realized it never went away after quite some time – probably a good month.

    #56423
    Worrywart
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    :D The strange bump on my leg ended up being a ruptured cyst that formed a granuloma around it!

    #56424
    goldengirl2011
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    that is great news!

    #56425
    Worrywart
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    Thank you for the support! I feel very blessed and happy to have nothing to worry about, it’s been a long month!

    #56426
    Jenni
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    Just wanted to congratulate you on the good news! YAY!

    Have a good evening.

    Jenni

    #56427
    krissy424
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    Worrywart posted:

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    The strange bump on my leg ended up being a ruptured cyst that formed a granuloma around it!


    I am so pleased to read this news that your bump is benign. I have seen how faithful you are to answer questions on the forum whenever needed. I thank you for all your sound advice and time spent making a difference for those with melanoma. Sometimes a few kind words of reassurance mean more than some realize.

    Kris

    #56428
    marti
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    Very happy to read your results, it was a long waiting (again) but surely you can enjoy the great news. Enjoy your weekend

    Marti

    #56429
    Worrywart
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    Thank you Marti, Jenni and Krissy! It is nice to be back to ‘worry-free’. Hopefully it lasts a while!

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