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What do you do for a hematoma after a breast biopsy?

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.

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Small lump after breast biopsy, is it a hematoma?

Small lump after breast biopsy, is it a hematoma?

Unlikely: 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.

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I had stereotactic breast biopsy which formed hematoma which drained through incision for past month. Just stopped. Should I do anything to help heal?

Bleeding disorder?: Have you ever had bleeding problems before? That seems like a very very long time to have bleeding from a biopsy. Speak with your doctor and see if you need further testing such as a platelet count.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Breast biopsy revealed fibroadenoma in oct 2011 - another lump developed seemingly as result of biopsy. Hematoma? Family history of bc on both sides.

Yes: It could be a hematoma if it appeared within the first week. If later it is probably scar tissue from the surgery. This scar tissue usually resolves over 6 months to a year. The familial history of breast cancer requires vigilance on the part of patient and physician.

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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

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.

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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?

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.

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Can a breast biopsy hurt?

Can a breast biopsy hurt?

Patients: Have varying sensitivity to needle biopsy. Local anesthesia can be used liberally, and some patients barely feel anything. Others feel mild discomfort, and a few very sensitive patients may feel more pain.

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What's recovery like after a breast biopsy?

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.

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What can I expect from getting a breast biopsy?

What can I expect from getting a breast biopsy?

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.

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Why does my husband not come to my breast biopsy?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: breast biopsy?

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.

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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.

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Reliability of breast biopsy result?

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.

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What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?

Check out: This RadiologyInfo link for an explanation: http://www. Radiologyinfo. Org/en/info. Cfm? Pg=breastbixr

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Excisional breast biopsy - what can I expect?

Excisional breast biopsy - what can I expect?

Need to wait: It is not feasible to say what the result will be. Most breast lumps are not cancer, but you need to wait for the report from the pathologist to know for sure.

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Is it okay to have a lot of pain after a breast biopsy?

Breast biopsy: The site should not be very painful. Call your doctor to be seen.

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breast Biopsy (Definition)

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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more