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How Long Will I Need To Recover From An Excisional Biopsy Of The Breast
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
Not much time: Depending on the size, in most cases you should be able to recover within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. ...Read more
Do i need to take time off work after a breast biopsy? I’m having an excisional biopsy as an outpatient. Should i ask for time off to recover?
I had a breast excisional biopsy done in 2010 under my right arm. How long till the scar turns white and flatten?
The real questions: Forgive my frankness. The only things on your mind right now should be, 'do I have cancer? If it is not diagnosed and it kills me, how will the people who love me be affected?' you're an adult. I can't promise you that you won't notice where you've had the surgery. I doubt anyone else will be aware of anything. A man who'd care (and i've never met such a man) isn't worth keeping. Now be brave. ...Read more
Do surgical margins matter for benign breast conditions (after excisional biopsy surgery)? Would re-excision be necessary if no malignancy is found?
Doesn't fibrocystic breast come and go with period? Doing an excisional biopsy on lump I've had for 5 months. Dr says probably fibrocystic disease?
Needle biopsy: A breast biopsy is usually performed using a needle to take a sample of the mass to determine what it is (diagnosis). If the mass is small enough, it can be entirely removed using the core needle. If it is a larger mass, then a surgical removal is needed. In these cases, the core needle biopsy should still be performed first. Surgery should not be the 1st option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had fluid drained from breast 6wks after excisional biopsy. Now, 2wks later, site is red, swollen & warm. Could my physical job cause complications?
See your surgeon.: Swelling redness and heat may be signs of infection or bleeding into cavity. It would be a good idea to follow up with you surgeon. It is possible that physical trauma can lead to bleeding into the cavity ( or less likely infection) . You surgeon can give guidelines as to level of activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast exam by dr- "mass" found- painful did an excisional biopsy, not seen on mammo, ultrasound, had to go deeper possible lipoma-in anyway cancer?
Can a benign Nevus grow back if excisional biopsy did not 100% remove it although it was removed completely to the naked eye? How long would it take?
An excisional biopsy is a biopsy where the lesion is also excised or removed. When people here the word biopsy, they usually think that just a small sampling of the lesion will be obtained. However, there are times when its more appropriate to remove the whole lesion and send it to pathology. This would ...Read more
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