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How long will I need to recover from an excisional biopsy of the breast

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Less than 1 week.: Surgical removal of a breast lump is an out-patient procedure that can usually be done under twilight anesthesia. Most people don't require narcotic ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not much time: Depending on the size, in most cases you should be able to recover within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.
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Dr. Eric Brown
31 years experience Breast Surgery
Usually not needed : Usually, an outpatient breast biopsy is not painful. Typically Ibuprofen is enough for pain control. Returning to work the next day is not uncommon.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: Sometimes an abnormal scar called a keloid will form after a biopsy. It will grow itch appear red a darker color.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
The real questions: Forgive my frankness. The only things on your mind right now should be, 'do I have cancer? If it is not diagnosed and it kills me, how will the people ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: If benign, margins are irrelevant. Hope this helps.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
It depends: Your job may cause complications, depending on what your job is. However, your symptoms sound like cellulitis, which may require treatment, and you s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Kindly see a surgeon or breast specialist for evaluation, further studies may be needed based on history and physical examination, good luck
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Symptoms vary: Fibrocystic disease symptoms vary during the cycle, but the structural changes constituting the disease persist.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Lipoma: If the histologic diagnosis was lipoma, then it is benign and not cancer. If it is inconclusive, then cancer of course remains a possibility.

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