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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Unnecessary : It is normal to be apprehensive about any procedure undertaken when wide awake, however needle biopsies of the breast are very well-tolerated. A smal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Not very: These are done with local anesthesia and with very thin needles. After the anesthesia wears off you will be a little sore but not too much. Talk to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Brief discomfort: A needle biopsy involves insertion of a hollow needle into the site where the lump or abnormality is located, and then extraction of a small amount of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Usually no: Generally a local anesthetic medication is used that may cause very brief discomfort, like a shot, then the area becomes numb. Some feel a mild pressu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
Depends: There several types. Fine needle (fna), small and large bore core needle biopsies. Fna is the least invasive and equivalent to cores but only if done ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: A needle biopsy only removes very small pieces of tissue. So other than possible mild early swelling or bruising that may occur temporarily, there sho ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes safe: Breast needle biopsy is a very safe and common procedure to see if there are any abnormal cells cells in the breast tissue. It saves having surgery a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Minimal pain: A fine needle biopsy is performed with a needle about the same size as is used to draw blood and it hurts only a little bit more. Many surgeons, such ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Cancer or not: A fine needle biopsy of the breast is done when there is a lump or bump the surgeon can feel. A hollow needle is put into the lump to get some cells, ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Dawson
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
There : There are different types of needle biopsies - depending on the size of the needle used. A "fine needle aspiration" uses a small needle to extract fl ... Read More
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