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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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 pain medication and can return to normal activities within one week.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Quickly: Usually skin healed in two weeks some tenderness for a month or so depends on size of mass, bleeding, size of breast etc.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long do I need to recover from excisional biopsy of the breast?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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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