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How should I prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

How should I prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

Preparation: Drink adequate fluids until cutoff time specified, to help IV start. Take your meds as directed by pre-op staff, esp beta blockers and heartburn meds. Make last meal easily digestable so will clear stomach. Gum counts as liquids during fast. Lumpectomy can be done under local with sedation, or general. If you follow the instructions given, you can relax, knowing we will take good care of you. ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more


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What can I do to prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

What can I do to prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

See below: Get a good nights sleep. Meet with your anesthesiologist in advance. Discuss possible post-op pain with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight after breast lump surgery?

How can I gain weight after breast lump surgery?

Unrelated: A lumpectomy is an out-patient operation usually under twilight anesthesia; it usually takes about 30 minutes. It should have no effect on weight gain. ...Read more

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In which position I sleep after this breast lump surgery. .

In which position I sleep after this breast lump surgery. .

Ask MD: Usually you do not put pressure on the side operated upon; therefore sleep on the non-operated side. Ask your surgeon to be sure. Hope everything will be okay. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more

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Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Breast lump removal: It is important to determine the cause of the breast lump in advance of surgery. Surgical excision of a breast lump unrelated to the previous breast plastic surgery should, in general, be covered by one's health insurance policy. Is the lump is due to the previous plastic surgery (e.g., ruptured breast implant, silicone), be sure to check with your health insurance carrier before surgery. ...Read more

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In which position I sleep after this left breast lump removal surgery.

In which position I sleep after this left breast lump removal surgery.

Breast biopsy: Place a pillow under your left side, which will assist in going to sleep, but you may wake several times since movement in sleep will cause pressure on the biopsy site. The pain is not harmful, but you may have several nights will little sleep. Ask your surgeon for some pain medications, which will help in the short run. ...Read more

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How do I prepare myself for day they remove breast lump?

How do I prepare myself for day they remove breast lump?

Ask questions!: Have your questions answered before you arrive for surgery. Your doctor may tell you not to eat or drink the night before, and to wash with a special soap before you arrive. If you're anxious, ask for medicine to help you relax. Ask where your incision will be and what side effects to expect. Ask when you will get your results. Take someone with you for support. It's normal to be a little scared! ...Read more

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How do I remove a 4cm size breast lump?

How do I remove a 4cm size breast lump?

Lumpectomy is a...: Lumpectomy is a minor outpatient operation often performed under twilight anesthesia. Important considerations include the type of lump (benign vs malignant), its location in the breast, & the size of the lump relative to the breast. Oncoplastic surgery involves applying plastic surgical approaches to cancer surgery to reach the most aesthetic results. Be sure and ask your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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I have to get a breast lump removed how is it going to feel?

I have to get a breast lump removed how is it going to feel?

Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (I am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

Not always: But it needs to be checked! You should have a physical examination, mammography, and most likely an ultrasound. Then you and your physician can make an adequate plan. Don't delay any longer — get it checked! ...Read more

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They found a breast lump but studies show it is benign. Can I get it removed anyway?

They found a breast lump but studies show it is benign. Can I get it removed anyway?

Yes: You can either have a needle biopsy to find out what it is or a surgeon can remove it if it becomes a worry to you. ...Read more

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Breast lump show monolayered sheets of benign ductal epithelial cells, few of them showing antelar horn configuration. Should it be removed or not?

Breast lump show monolayered sheets of benign ductal epithelial cells, few of them showing antelar horn configuration. Should it be removed or not?

It is benign,: Possibly a fibroadenoma. Most likely it doesn't need to be surgically removed, but check with your doctor for more details and follow-up. ...Read more

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3 days after general anaesthetic for a breast lump removed.26yr old. Still feel out if sorts, dizzy/blurry head.when will it stop?

3 days after general anaesthetic for a breast lump removed.26yr old. Still feel out if sorts, dizzy/blurry head.when will it stop?

Depends on the: Medications used for the general anesthetic and your tolerance to them, but it is not unusual to feels its effects up to one month. It should dissipate gradually, usually in much less time. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 47. She has recently had a breast lump biopsy under local anaesthetic but now told she needs surgery but not told why? Can you help?

My girlfriend is 47. She has recently had a breast lump biopsy under local anaesthetic but now told she needs surgery but not told why? Can you help?

Communication: Her doctor will not tell you due to patient confidentiality , but to the patient only if she gives permission, doctor will tell you, the reason for additional surgery. ...Read more

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Could a breast lump be caused by a nearby shoulder surgery incision?

Could a breast lump be caused by a nearby shoulder surgery incision?

Unrelated: There should be no connection between the two. If you have found a breast lump, I advise you to make an appointment with your primary care doctor or gynecologist. While it is probably nothing to worry about, an ounce of prevention,. ...Read more

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Core biopsy of 6mm breast lump that look mildly suspicious on u/s came back as benign lactational changes. I am nursing my son. What does this mean?

Core biopsy of 6mm breast lump that look mildly suspicious on u/s came back as benign lactational changes. I am nursing my son. What does this mean?

If the radiologist: Felt that the pathology result was "concordant" with the imaging appearance, ie benign lactional changes could produce the changes seen on imaging, no worries. ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose breast lump?

Is there one best test to diagnose breast lump?

No: All tests can miss a breast lump. They are best used together. An ultrasound may find a lump that is missed on mammogram. An MRI may find lumps missed by the usg etc. ...Read more

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Can a stromal tissue breast lump change in consistency?

Can a stromal tissue breast lump change in consistency?

Yes: Depending on pathology (disease) At 42 you must follow your doctors advise If you are not satisfied take a second opinion , as matter of fact your doctor will encourage you and help you to seek one, but not an internet advise.as you need to be examined Good Luck ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

Fibroadenoma: The most common breast tumor is a fibroadenoma. This is a benign tumor which may be present as early as the teen years. As women age, breast cysts may develop, which are benign fluid-filled lumps (peak incidence ages 35-50). It is often very difficult to distinguish a lump from normal "lumpy-bumpy" tissue. When in doubt, it is best to see your primary care physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Pain of breast lump removal?

Depends but mild: Most patients have mild pain after a surgical bx and require narcotics only for a few days maybe less. If the lesion is benign, with current technology, many lumps can be removed percutaneously in the office under ultrasound guidance through a puncture rather than incision and patients generally require only over the counter pain meds (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) aleve). ...Read more

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Can primrose help breast lump?

Can primrose help breast lump?

See your doctor: If you have a lump that is not normal, do not try to treat this on your own. See your doctor and get a mammogram to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Is breast lump removal painful?

Is breast lump removal painful?

Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (I am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the cost of breast lump removal?

What is the cost of breast lump removal?

$6,000-10,000: The last time I looked at this was ~10 years ago; the avg then was $6, 000. This includes hospital and all physician (surgeon, anesthesia, pathology) costs. If you need a biopsy and are uninsured, you may qualify for assistance. Please discuss this with your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What can be done for a painful breast lump?

What can be done for a painful breast lump?

See a doctor: Needs medical evaluation and mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Painful breast cysts will often resolve after your menstrual cycle or can have needle aspiration in the office. But, needs an exam to be sure it is benign. ...Read more

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What does a malignant breast lump feel like?

What does a malignant breast lump feel like?

Varies: Many small breast cancers cannot be felt on a physical exam. Larger cancers can be a new, firm, hard, painless breast lump. Can be very hard to tell yourself ; any breast lumps need to be evaluated by a physician ; mammogram. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a breast lump is cancerous?

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancerous?

You can't: You need a physician to see and examine you and order the proper tests! ...Read more