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Exercise after a needle biopsy on the breast

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
No: The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. It is generally a well tolerated, and relatively quick, procedure.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 42 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Biopsy: These are performed under local anesthesia. There may be mild dis fort, but the procedure is generally well tolerated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Overwhelming: Odds are that your breast lump is not cancerous, at your age if you are 17. Wait for results of biopsy to make sure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Variable: Hopefully 2 days, but often 4 or 5. May take longer if the pathology is confusing and the pathologist needs to do specialized stains. Some breast c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: The key is an adequate sample of tissue, from the mass. The accuracy comes from the pathologist!