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Skin Biopsy (cont.)

Skin Biopsy Preparation

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Skin biopsy is routinely done in the doctor’s office. You may be asked to change into a gown or remove an article of clothing so that the area of suspect skin can be more easily seen and removed.

  • Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to medications, and especially if you have had any reactions to local anesthetics, such as lidocaine or novocaine, or to iodine cleaning solutions, such as Betadine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications, including over-the-counter drugs, street drugs, or herbal or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any bleeding problems or if you are pregnant.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2014
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