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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 more
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?
Regrowth of nevus: An incompletely excise nevus can, and most likely it will grow back...The timing is very unpredictable. It may be months or even years.... ...Read more
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.
Excisional biopsy: Any acute pain can easily be treated if its bad enough for you. It also depends where the biopsy was done. Your surgeon is usually responsible for the acute pain related to the biopsy. If that fails try your pcp or a pain specialist. ...Read more
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
May I know the simple explanation for this diagnosis: (post auricular area), excision biopsy: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?
Get 2nd opinion: A pathologist who trained at one of my institutions self-diagnosed a sarcoma and had his arm amputated, only to discover later it was nodular fasciitis, which is very benign. I was trained by some of the great pathologists and even they said they'd never call nodular fasciitis without a second pathologist agreeing. I'd suggest showing 3-4 of us pathologists. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi my doctore advised that I had an extra mamary tissue though it is not painful my doctor advised me to undergo wide excision biopsy. Is it safe?
Extra mammary: If it isn't bothering you I would not advise wide excision biopsy. ...Read more
Probably: If the lesion is a non-melanomatous skin cancer, complete excision will be curative, while if its melanoma he'll need to do a wider excision and possibly a lymph node dissection, depending on the site. So unless there is some cosmetic contraindication I see nothing to lose with the excisional biopsy. ...Read more
I recently had an excisional breast biopsy. What might I look for as far as symptoms of infection?
Red, swollen, pain: An infection in the wound manifests with redness, tenderness, swelling and sometimes with drainage of pus. In more severe cases you may develop fever, malaise and other systemic symptoms. Some swelling, bruising and pain after surgery is expected and is not necessarily abnormal. If you have any concerns, it is best to see your surgeon to be checked. ...Read more
Average cost of lymph node biopsy with out insurance? Is an excisional biopsy in neck done under local anesthesia?
UCR: Usual, customary, and reasonable fees may vary. The usual and customary fee is defined as the charge for health care that is consistent with the average rate or charge for identical or similar services in a certain geographical area. In your area, van nuys, range is $1000- $1300. ...Read more
1 year after benign breast biopsy, still have anxiety over it so dr is suggesting excision. Why not just rebiopsy it?
Swollen cervical lymph nodes for over a year. Same size. Random fevers had excisional biopsy came back normal? What could be wrong
Which lymph node bi: You may have a viral syndrome. We Need to know which lymph node was biopsied and what the exact diagnosis on the lymph was. I doubt it was normal - but need clarfication form your physician. ...Read more
Biopsy with intent!:
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 be an excisional biopsy. ...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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