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I have been told I need a biopsy on a small lymphnode in my

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I have been told I need a biopsy on a small lymphnode in my bottom eyelid.
I have Mantle cell lymphoma and think it is a symptom of the lymphoma. Should I have the biopsy anyway ?
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Yes. The only way to know what is going on with that lymph node for sure is to have the pathologist take a look at it.

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Your doctor would not recommend this if she didn't think it was necessary.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

what does a biopsy involve. Anaesthesia? Can I drive home?

Does it hurt?

They will numb the area with a little lidocaine, make small incision and, if necessary, put in a stitch or two.
You will be able to drive home but you might want to bring someone to drive just in case.
It is a very straight forward procedure. You will do fine. :)
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