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Hematoma After 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 more
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
If you feel like: There might be a problem, I would call. Why worry or speculate? ...Read more
Most probably, after breast biopsy patient has focal hemorrhage and small area of fat necrosis, as previous site of biopsy. Breast tissue predominantly fatty and does not reveal large blood vessels and ussually no hematomas after biopsy.
A hematoma or haematoma, is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in liquid form within the tissue. ...Read more
Will hematoma caused by MRI guided breast biopsy limit post biopsy sono or MRI image if suspicious area is very large would sono work inspite of hemat?
What is the reason: To look for the lesion on ultrasound after the biopsy? There should have been an ultrasound correlation prior to the MRI biopsy. Yes, the hematoma can limit a post biopsy ultrasound. If ultrasound is necessary, it might be best to wait a couple of weeks so the hematoma can resolve. ...Read more
After a breast biopsy & diagnosis of fibroadenoma in oct 2012, another lump formed - md said it was a hematoma. Still has not gone away. What do I do?
Nothing: Not too uncommon after a biopsy of a breast lesion or surgery to remove a lump, a hematoma might form which is basically an area of bleeding inside the biopsy or lumpectomy site which has congealed and clotted. It could take months for this to resolve and scarring may take over the area and a "lump" could persist for years. This generally is just left alone unless infection (an abscess) occurs. ...Read more
Breast biopsy revealed fibroadenoma in oct 2011 - another lump developed seemingly as result of biopsy. Hematoma? Family history of bc on both sides.
Should I be concerned about a bruise following a core breast biopsy 4 days ago that now has about 50 small white dots around the edges? The white spo
Your question: Was cut off. Bruising 4 days after a core breast biopsy is expected. Not sure what the "white dots" signify. Are they directly under where the dressing/steri-strip was? If you are concerned, call your doc, he/she might want to take a look. ...Read more
Had stereo breast biopsy on oct 28. Nicked artery and I bled a lot. Used thrombin to stop bleeding. Formed hematoma that started oozing yesterday. Ok?
Probably okay: If you see severe swelling or see active bleeding seek medical help. A slight bit of oozing is not that abnormal given what happened. If the area gets red or warm seek help as these could be signs of infection. ...Read more
Depends on type: Most biopsies today should be needle biopsies (i.e. Core biopsies) which can generally be done in the office under local anesthetic usually with image (ultrasound or stereotactic) guidance. Most patients do fine with over the counter medications with little or no restrictions (if it hurts, don't do it) and can resume usual activities right away. A snug supportive bra provides additional comfort. ...Read more
At an office: A core needle biopsy performed by ultrasound or mammogram (stereotactic). It is performed by a surgeon or radiologist using local anesthesia in an office setting. After numbing the skin & tissues, a small cut in made in the skin & a needle is inserted to take samples of tissue. Tape is used to close the skin. It should not be too painful, if so, let them know so they can give more anestetic. ...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 more
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 more
I am having a breast biopsy on tomorrow. What should I expect? I am scared. Would I be in pain after?
Relax if possible: Most patients are scared or worried about procedures and I don' t blame them. It's scary having a procedure and having to wait for the results. Take a deep breath, you should do fine. You should expect some soreness at the biopsy site but it should be easily controlled with pain meds and ice compresses. Your physician will give you discharge instructions to make you comfortable. Good luck. ...Read more
Highly reliable: This is the most accurate test that is diagnostic for breast cancer. Mammograms, ultrasounds, and mris of the breast may be highly suggestive of a malignancy, but they are not diagnostic. ...Read more
Breast biopsy: The site should not be very painful. Call your doctor to be seen. ...Read more
Breast: I don't think this is of any serious consequence however I would suggest that you ask the physician who did the breast biopsy and give you the report as to the significance of this report ...Read more
No: Everyone is different, but most patients report that it wasn't as painful as they thought, and some barely feel anything. ...Read more
Some clinics routinely refer patients to see breast surgery after any breast biopsy so that they can discuss the results of the biopsy and any clinical concerns.
I'm sorry this question was not answered better for you at the time of your biopsy or when the referral was made. As physicians we sometimes don't convey important information like this as well as we should. ...Read more
It depends.: A surgical excisional biopsy will remove the whole mass. An image-guided core biopsy might remove a mass if it is small enough (maybe less than 6-7mm), but the goal here is tissue diagnosis, not entire removal. ...Read more
See your doctor: This depends on what type of biopsy your had-core needle or surgical (open). I recommend you return to your doctor to review the results of the biopsy. You may need to find a breast specialist. ...Read more
Office/hospital/etc: Ot can be done nearly anywhere from the office, radiology department, or surgical suite depending on the nature of the biopsy. A simple mass can be easily biopsied in the office. Non-palpable masses may require imaging such as ultrasound with with wire localization. Multiple sites may be better done in a hospital or surgical suite. ...Read more
1-2 Days: There are few things as anxiety-provoking as waiting for a biopsy result to return. If prioritized appropriately, there is no reason why the result should take more than 1-2 (working) days. Please ask this before the biopsy. ...Read more
Depends.: If the biopsy was a needle/core biopsy, most would surgically excise. There is a small (approximately 20%) chance of finding dcis at excision. Once excised, most patients are considered 'high risk'. These patients may benefit from chemoprevention (tamoxifen) and/or yearly mri. To further assess one's risk, they should see a breast professional. ...Read more
Breast gland cells make milk and it may present as intra-cytoplasmic vacuoles. To get a more complete answer, please talk to the pathologist who read the biopsy.
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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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