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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?
Sometimes: Sometimes an abnormal scar called a keloid will form after a biopsy. It will grow itch appear red a darker color. ...Read more
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?
Possibly yes: Carcinoma insitu, is a pre cancerous lesion, it has the potential of becoming cancer and is treated aggressively. Getting a clear margin around it is a good idea and recommended as it is with malignant lesions. Carcinoma insitu is not benign but it has not grown into a full cancer. Just making sure this is not what you were referring to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 more
I had fluid drained from breast 6wks after excisional biopsy. Now, 2wks later, site is red, swollen & warm. Could my physical job cause complications?
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?
Possibly: Sounds like you had a palpable breast mass that wasn't identified by either mammogram or ultrasound. You have had biopsy, which will provide a definitive answer to the question of "what is it? " mammogram and ultrasound are good, but not perfect, at identifying areas of concern. Having a biopsy, as you did, is the only way to know for sure what this area is/was. ...Read more
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?
Very low: Very low. Good luck!Get a more detailed answer ›
Excisional biopsy yesterday on armpit growth it was sent to pathology, when can tell if its malignant?
2 to 3 days:
It usually takes 2 to 3 days for the biopsy to be examined. Sometimes, if it is borderline, it will be sent to a reference pathology lab, and could take a few extra days. Call you doctor if you haven't heard in3 days.
Good luck. ...Read more
Multiple swollen neck lymph nodes. Excisional biopsy came back normal. Called them reactive nodes. Why is this?
Submandibular node 21mm x 7mm. Excisional biopsy shows follicular hyperplasia sinus histocyctosis. After a month another node 13mm x 6mm discovered.
Usually unnecessary: Nonsurgical needle biopsy is the standard for diagnosing mammographic abnormalities. Once the benign diagnosis is established, it is usually unnecessary to surgically remove a benign fibroadenoma. However, if it is followed and growing, excision is often recommended to prevent further growth and exclude rare "locally aggressive" fibroadenoma-variants called phyllodes tumors. ...Read more
No.: An excisional biopsy of a lymph node should not result in spreading of the malignancy. ...Read more
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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