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Fishersville Office: 39 Beam Lane, Fishersville, Virginia 22939
Phone: (540) 213-7750 or (540) 942-7750 | Fax: (540) 213-7755 or (540) 932-7755


Lexington Office: 110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: ((540) 463-7751 | Fax: (540) 213-7755 or (540) 932-7755

Vulvar Biopsy

What can I expect during an Vulvar Biopsy?

A Vulvar Biopsy involves taking small sample(s) from the vulvar skin. First a local anesthetic, sometimes mixed with a medication to help control bleeding, is injected into the vulvar lesion. Next an instrument called a punch biopsy is used to obtain the sample. Pressure will be applied to the biopsy site in addition to silver nitrate to control bleeding. The vulvar biopsy will be sent to pathology for examination. The procedure may be used to diagnose infections, inflammatory, pre-malignant, malignant, or other conditions affecting the genital skin. Results can take up to 14 business days.

Consent Form

See the full Vulvar Biopsy Consent Form below.

Two Convenient Offices

Augusta Health Care for Women has offices located in Fishersville and Lexington, Virginia for appointments. We provide hospital care at Augusta Health in Fishersville.