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Can a breast biopsy hurt?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Biopsy involves incising the skin and removing part of the breast tissue. The procedure does hurt but pain can be controlled and fear of pain should not keep you form getting the biopsy done if your doctor has recommended it.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Patients: have varying sensitivity to needle biopsy. Local anesthesia can be used liberally, and some patients barely feel anything. Others feel mild discomfort, and a few very sensitive patients may feel more pain.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are breast biopsies for?

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Dr. Keith Monson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Diagnosis: A breast biopsy allows the pathologist to examine the tissue under the microscope to determine the exact nature of the tissue. It is most commonly used to determine whether an area of the breast is cancerous or not .

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