Biopsy Site Wound Care

Once or twice daily:

  • Cleanse the area with mild soap and water or with hydrogen peroxide (mild soaps include Dove, CeraVe, Cetaphil, Neutrogena, etc.)
  • Apply a generous amount of Polysporin, Bacitracin, Bactroban, or Aquaphor ointment to the wound with a cotton-tipped applicator.
  • Apply a clean bandage over the ointment.

Special Instructions:

  • If your biopsy site was closed with sutures, it does not need a dressing. However, most people prefer to keep the sutures covered to prevent irritation from friction and to keep ointment off of clothing.
  • You may shower and/or bathe normally after your biopsy unless otherwise instructed.
  • If you have any pain or discomfort at the site of the biopsy, you may take Extra Strength Tylenol. If pain or discomfort persists, please call our office.
  • A biopsy site that has not been closed with sutures will heal like a scrape, from the sides in and the bottom up. There will be some drainage on the bandage the first few days, and that is normal. There may also be some black, charred material on the bandage if the area was cauterized.
  • Call our office at (405)721-5555 if you have any additional questions or concerns about the biopsy site.

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