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Breast Cyst Needle Drainage
Depends: Depends on your history, results of last mammogram ; ultrasound, ; family risk factors. Just by itself, a finding of a septated breast cyst does not indicate a need for aspiration. If the cyst is large or painful or able to be felt on physical exam, then there may be relief with aspiration. Breast cyst size, shape ; family history or risk factors together are more important factors to know. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?
See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. ...Read more
In biopsy of lymph node anterior to sternocleidomastoid, yellow fluid drained after insertion of needle, does it mean needle penetrated carotid sheath?
No: There would B blood if the artery or vein were punctured, but the sheath itself does not contain fluid. ...Read more
No need to: A cyst is completely benign and do not need to be drained. If it is causing you pain or discomfort you can ask to have it drained. Placing a needle through the skin to drain it under ultrasound can be done simply and with little risk, but you can always introduce an infection or hit a blood vessel. Why take any risk if no benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3.5cm thyroid nodule, ultrasound found solid mass and fluid filled cysts w/ calcifications. Lymph node near carotid. Could it be cancer? still waiting
One surgeon said lipoma and another said pilonidal cyst? Solid movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit but no drainage. Uninfected pilonidal?
Sounds like a pilo-: -nidal cyst. If there is some swelling there it may B a fatty deposit where the cyst is, or a quiescent area from previous infection. The fact that has a dimple, is the reason it's a pilonidal cyst. If not hot, sore, red, it is best to leave it alone. A surgeon should B who U C 4 this. ...Read more
Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably the prep: Most cyst aspirations are done with an antiseptic prep, usually betadine. If the rash is not raised, firm, or hot; you can probably just take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it gets better. If you have any signs of infection (drainage, swelling, redness, pain) call your surgeon asap. If the redness worsens, call also. Take care & good luck with your biopsy results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast cyst aspiration had no fluid and core biopsy performed. Is it a cyst or a solud mass? More apt for cancer?
NO, not likely: There is no connection between these two sites as they are so far apart from each other. ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Skin lesion aspiration is the withdrawal of fluid from a skin lesion (sore). A needle is inserted into a skin lesion or skin abscess, which may contain fluid or pus. The fluid may be examined under the microscope or placed in a special laboratory dish (called a culture medium), where it will be watched for ...Read more
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