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.
See the full Vulvar Biopsy Consent Form below.