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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...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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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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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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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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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?

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...: ...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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