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Hematoma after stereotactic biopsy

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Unusual: After biopsy some times it could bleed, a known complication, especially in younger woman, who will have very vascular breast, if large may take mont... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Hematoma: Hematoma complicating a breast biospy will take 6 to 8 weeks to resolve, depending on how large the hematoma is. Use a support bra. Report to your pro... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Computerize biopsy: Stereotactic needle biopsy: a biopsy in which the spot to be biopsied is located three-dimensionally, the information is entered into a computer, and ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 42 years experience
Guided biopsy: A stereotactic biopsy uses three-dimensional coordinates to guide the biopsy needle to precisely the right place to sample a tissue abnormality. Almo... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Worth it: I'm glad you're thinking about this. Medical exposure is a large source of radiation. In this case, you needed the biopsy. The 40 mammos increases you... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery 31 years experience
Absolutely: Stereotactic guidance is frequently used to guide breast needle biopsies particularly of microcalcifications. If a lesion can be seen under ultrasoun... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Sometimes: In general biopsy of a lesion is confirmed by imaging prior to and even sometimes during the procedure. However, even with these precautions sometimes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Stereotactic biopsy is used very frequently to biopsy nonpalpable mammographic abnormalities. Prior to this technique, the only option was to place a... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Biopsy not 100%: A stereotactic biopsy is not a perfect procedure. It would be possible to miss an area of cancer. By repeating the mammogram, your doc will make sur... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
3 D visualization: A stereotactic mammogram takes 2 simultaneous views of the breast and a computer creates a 3-d image, much like what our brain does with the views fro... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Likely larger: There may be some blood collection in the lump after the biopsy. The swelling will go down in the next few days. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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