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Dr. Eric Brown
32 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: The site of biopsy will be sore for a day or two, but you should be able to return to work the day after. More important for your ability to work may ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Node biopsy: Usually same day procedure, discharged home same day. Usually off work less than one week, depends on amount pain, wound care, etc.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
More information: Not enough information to help. Make sure you are being managed by an ENT-head and neck surgeon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Not bad: Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will suggest a regimen which usually means that this operation is well-tolerated without significant pain.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
Biopsy with intent!: An excisional biopsy is a biopsy where the lesion is also excised or removed. When people here the word biopsy, they usually think that just a sm ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Likely the initial biopsy showed something worrisome that required your dermatologist to perform an excision to ensure the entire lesion is removed.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Type of surgery: An incisional biopsy cuts out a piece of the tumor but does not remove it completely. An excisional biopsy removes the entire tumor which can them be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: I am betting that you are asking about enlarged lymph nodes. Cancer in nodes is obviously very abnormal. If the nodes are simply palpable and maybe a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
LEEP: The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (leep) is currently one of the most commonly used approaches to treat high grade cervical dysplasia (cin i ... Read More
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