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What Do You Do For A Hematoma After A Breast Biopsy
Usually nothing: A hematoma is a collection of blood that collects in a space where a procedure was performed. It is common for a hematoma to form. If there is alot of bleeding, you may have a larger hematoma. In most cases, they can be monitored and will resolve on their own after 2-3 months. If is causes discomfort, then you may need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Mri and a biopsy? What exactly can a dr see when doing a MRI of my breasts? I have a lump and am wondering if this test will tell me anything or if i will need a biopsy as well.
The : The breast MRI study allows the radiologist to evaluate the tissue components of the breast and evaluate the blood flow to various portions of the breasts following injection with intravenous contrast. If your doctor recommended a breast mri, the radiologist probably saw something suspicious on mammography or ultrasound. The breast MRI may show characteristics which indicate that the lesion is benign and no biopsy would be necessary. Alternatively, the breast MRI may show that a mass is suspicious for malignancy or may show additional masses. In this case, a breast biopsy is often attempted but in some circumstances the breast surgeon may recommend proceeding straight to lobectomy/mastectomy. Ideally, the goal of breast MRI in this situation would be to avoid an unnecessary procedure, evaluate the extent of a mass prior to surgery, or demonstrate additional lesions which would also need to be removed during surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two days after a cervical biopsy, a patient calls to tell you that she is experience bleeding. What do you do?
I have symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer but there is a 3 week waiting time for a gp appointment. What should I do?
Take charge: You must be more persistent. You are your own best medical advocate. Call and insist to be seen if you must - if you're wrong, no problem . If you're right, treatments will start almost immediately . Good luck. ...Read more
I have to schedule a breast ultrasound for a lump I have found. What is the best time to schedule it, before or after my period. Or does it matter?
When it is prominent: As your hormones fluctuate throughout your period, you may get cystic changes in your breasts, which is normal. If the lump you feel is constant, than the time of your cycle will not matter. If the area does come and go, or get bigger at different times of your cycle, then go when it is most prominent-more to assure it is cystic and most likely benign, BEST wishes. ...Read more
What to do if i had a mammogram and a breast ultrasound today, why does it take 3-5 days to know results?
What do you advise if i had a question about neurofibromatosis, can it treated in any kind of way or does it have to require surgery by a doctor?
Neurofibromatoma: NF is a disease of many manifestations and a wide range of severities - it is typically treated only when a tumor has shown significant growth, pain or signs of degeneration. ...Read more
I have a supraclavical lump. I am going to a general surgeon this week. What happens during a biopsy?
A lymph node removal: The lesion is excised, usually takes 30 minutes and the specimen is sent to pathology for evaluation, usually one week for results. ...Read more
Surgical specimen: We send them to a Pathologist who runs tests on them to see what type of cells are in the specimen . We then can base our treatment decision on his/her report. The slides used in the tests are kept for reference but the " tumor" is destroyed usually by incineration . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if I get a metoidioplasty without a scrotoplasty, will I see a reduction in my breast size?
Can you tell me if i get a metoidioplasty without a scrotoplasty, will i see a reduction in my breast size?
No: Metoidioplasty is a procedure to allow a female-to-male transgender person have a small penis about 4-6 cm long, allowing him to stand to urinate. It is entirely about rearranging tissue, lengthening the tube from the bladder (urethra), and forming a penis from the labia (lips) of the female genitalia. No hormones are used for this, and since it is local plastic surgery, no effect on breasts. ...Read more
So if I need to have a biopsy and blood test done for lumps on my thigh. Do I need to go to a specialist or just to a normal physician?
Cart before horse.: Need to go to your regular doc first then determine whether or not biopsies and blood tests are needed. ...Read more
I am going to a routine physical shortly and wondering if i can request a blood test to check for any cancers, specifically testicular?
No good blood tests : There are very few blood tests for detecting cancer. So drs have to examine you with their hands and oftenuse x-ray tests to see inside the body. Blood tests are the last thing we would sometimes use, in order to confirm a diagnosis but for most cancers there is no such test. ...Read more
I had a brest ultrosound.Radiologist found a nodule in milk duct.Surgent tell me i need to do a surgery. Is it other choice?
Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical ...Read more
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