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Bilateral Breast Biopsy
Diagnosed w/ minor gynecomastia its painful. Cant afford cosmetic surgery can I legally ask my surgeon to call the procedure a bilateral breast biopsy?
Gynecomastia: Idiopathic gynecomastia does not have an underlying medical cause and will not harm your health. Therefore, medical insurance companies consider it a cosmetic condition and will not pay for treatment. Performing a medically necessary procedure such as a biopsy to treat a cosmetic condition would constitute insurance fraud. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
He loves you: It's a mistake to try to second-guess another's thoughts, even the person you love the most. You are committed to one another, and you'll do well always to assume the best. He knows how private and personal this is for you. He is worried about being an embarrassment. He was concerned about losing control because of his own anxiety. But he isn't indifferent. I'm glad you have each other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tissue samples: 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 biopsy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: The standard of care is to get a needle biopsy which is performed in a office setting with local anesthesia. The advantages to this procedure are: small incision, mild post procedure pain and a diagnosis can be made and obtained within 24-72 hours. Most patients return to work in 24 hours with over the counter pain medicine. If you have strenous job with lifting, consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A minor procedure: I am hoping that this is planned as a needle biopsy. Usually they will give you local anesthesia. The anesthetic causes some burning, but it works very quickly to numb the area. If imaging is used, usually ultrasound and sometimes stereotactic guidance (that uses x-ray) will be used to guide the biopsy needle to the area of concern. Depending on the lesion, its location and your breast condition the procedure may take several minutes to an hour or so. Average of about 1/2 hour. It is done at the office, a clinic, outpatient department, a breast center or a radiology department. They will give you the post biopsy instructions. You should expect the result within a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign atypia cance: Results of breast biopsy can be benign breast disease like fibrocystic changes for which no further treatment is required. Cancer for which lumpectomy or mastectomy is performed depending on factors specific to each patient. When atypia is present, the surgeon typically excises the lesions to see if there is any additional undetected foci of invasive cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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