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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Not much: The standard of care is to get a needle biopsy which is performed in a office setting with local anesthesia. The advantages to this procedure are: sm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Usually pathologists will provide a report in a couple of days, or sooner, from the time of biopsy. In some cases requiring special tests, it may take ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
2-3 days: This varies depending on each institution, but normally biopsy results are returned within 2-3 days of the procedure.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Call doctor: You should call the doctor or facility where the biopsy was performed. If you had a needle biopsy there is usually a limit to lifting anything for a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Brown
31 years experience Breast Surgery
3-4 days: Biopsy results (unless a second opinion is needed) should be available within 3 days.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
15 minutes: Lie on the proper table, prep the skin, insert needle...Sometimes under ultrasound guidance, remove needle, may need more than one specimen.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Varies: On average 3 to 7 days.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many centers are: Accelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, but unable to focus while worryi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not too long: A breast ultrasound usually only takes between 20-40 minutes, but is somewhat operator dependent. An experienced ultrasonographer can be fairly rapid ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: As we have discovered different forms of breast cancer, we realize that each is different depending on the person affected. The biology of the tumor ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
One to two weeks: Often after a colon biopsy, it is difficult to find the area biopsies even a few days later. Snare polypectomy may result in a larger defect and may t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
Depends: Usually after 48 hrs most of the symptoms will be gone. The most common are pain with urination, pain with bowel movements and sometimes bllod in the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
24-72 hours: In most cases, results from a biopsy are back in 1-3 days if it is a core needle biopsy. Surgical biopsies (which should not be the first option) tak ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
16 years experience Urology
bleeding: If you are referring to bleeding, assuming you are not on any blood thinning medications, it could be anywhere up to around 2 weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many centers are: Accelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, but unable to focus while worryi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Endometrial biopsy is usually done by a gynecologist and you could get one, if needed, at the availability of your doctor. The biopsy tissue is examin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
2-3 weeks: If the biopsy was closed with a suture, the suture comes out in a week, and it takes another week to heal completely, except perhaps for a bit of redn ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
38 years experience Radiology
A lifetime: Fibroids can start growing as soon as you reach puberty. As long as you are menstruating (your ovaries are working) fibroids can continue to grow. The ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Breast buds are one of the first signs of puberty. Usually the time from start to finish in puberty is about 3 - 4 years. This can be prolonged thou ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
A few days: Most women recover from breast augmentation surgery in a few days (2-7 days). It depends on the technique used, what kind of work you do, and your ow ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
2-3 days: I hope you had a core needle biopsy, which is the standard-small incision. These results should be available in 2-3 days. A surgical biopsy should ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Good luck: Prepare like you would as if going to your gyn for a routine exam. Listen to any specific instructions from the gyn dr. As instructed, for example, t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
1-2 Days: There are few things as anxiety-provoking as waiting for a biopsy result to return. If prioritized appropriately, there is no reason why the result sh ... Read More

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