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Needle Like Pain In Breast
Likely: If symptoms for the next week and/or changes are noted on breast, follow up with ob/gyn asap. ...Read more
Hi doc, I'm experiencing a burning and a needle like pain under my left breast, what'll be the cause and how do I treat it?
Please see your gyn: And let your gyn determine the cause and the proper treatment, could be many reasons. ...Read more
What may cause the chronic upper left back pain that feels heavy with sharp needle like pain in the left chest/breast when stretching?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Having needle like pain in middle of right breast for a few weeks. 42, premenopausal symptoms, not pregnant and use biodentical hormone cream.
When I nurse my baby, I get a tingly sensation in my breasts, almost like pins and needles. It goes away after a few seconds. What is that?
What does it mean when your breast is blowded and it has pian like soar or it feels like there are needles pinching?
POSSIBLE INFECTION: If a unilateral breast(single) is swollen and in pain with pins and needles in the nipple or the breast, acute mastisi or infection of the breast tissue mat be the cuase and should be checked soon. If breast feeding it still could be and infection but soacking in warm water may relase the milk and pressure in that case. Moinitor for fever and redness. ...Read more
Just recently sharp pain like a bunch of needles when I take my bra off and also the breast feels like it is swealing at the same time?
Yes: Needle biopsies are performed on many body parts. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more
Dr used 18 gauge core needle u/s guided biopsy for 5 mm breast lesion. 4 samples were obtained. What does that mean?
Breast biopsy: The "18 gauge" refers to the diameter of the core biopsy obtained (a lower number is a thicker biopsy). The "4" refers to the number of tissue samples obtained of the 5 mm. Lesion that was presumably identified by imaging. Assuming the pathology results correlate with the imaging findings, you and your care providers should feel comfortable that they are addressing the lesion appropriately. ...Read more
Dr used 18 gauge needle for breast core biopsy because lesion was small(4x7mm). Results were benign. Does this make sense?
Sure,,: This just means you've had a breast biopsy that yielded benign tissue from this lesion indicating that it is of a benign type of lesion. You can discuss with your doctor what you want to do next, like take it out depending on where in your breast it's located. The Best if luck. ...Read more
Are 4 samples using an 18 gauge core needle for 4mm breast lesion sufficient? Came back benign breast tissue with lactational change. Concordant.
Yes, if it: Was performed by a properly trained specialist. It sounds like you had one, if you had 4 samples for a 4 mm lesion. ...Read more
What should I do when my breast feels like there are needles in them before, during, and after breastfeeding?
OB should assess: May be infection of nipple or breast tissue. An OB should take look. ...Read more
Many things: Cysts, tension on supportive ligaments, infection, other masses, etc... Symptoms need to be mapped closely. Get as much family history as you can and follow up with pcp or ob/gyn asap. Supportive measures such as decreased caffeine intake and support bras can sometimes be helpful. ...Read more
Are u/s guided core needle biopsies accurate for suspicious breast areas? How often do they miss and get normal tissue instead of the area of concern?
Yes: They are very accurate in hands of a competent breast radiologist. If there is a discrepant result between the pathologist's finding and the radiologists impression, it should likely be rebiopsied or at the very least closely followed. ...Read more
Brief discomfort: A needle biopsy involves insertion of a hollow needle into the site where the lump or abnormality is located, and then extraction of a small amount of breast tissue into the core of the needle. The doctor will numb the skin first. There is a small amount of discomfort, usually, but nothing severe. You do not need sedation or anesthesia for this procedure. ...Read more
Depends: There several types. Fine needle (fna), small and large bore core needle biopsies. Fna is the least invasive and equivalent to cores but only if done by an expert trained in this technique. As that skill is rare in the us, cores are much more common. Small cores are usually done under local for masses while large cores are used for mammographically detected lesions, also under local. ...Read more
Probably the most common reason to use a needle on a woman's breast is to aspirate a breast cyst.
You can also get core samples on a solid mass.
Or to cannulate a milk duct that is blocked
These would be the most common reasons. ...Read more
Needle biopsy: There may be a very small, fine scar which tends to fade with time. Only a small skin nick is necessary for the procedure. ...Read more
Safe: It is very safe. Less than 1% complication rate(infection, bleeding). Multiple biopsies can be performed,, usually between 3-10 samples taken ...Read more
I had a needle aspiration on my breast yesterday, I'm worried because it wasn't a cyst, what could it be?
Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenomas are benign solid growths in the breast that are common, and is the likeliest possibility. A growth of precancerous cells is less likely. The biopsy will tell you what is going on. If you are worried check with the doctors office in a couple of days to see if the results are back. ...Read more
While I'm swallowing food I get a sharp needle pain in the outter right side or my breast. Goes away after i finish swallowing. Ideas?
Does it happen often that a core needle breast biopsy will get nothing or just blood when they go in to get a sample, instead of tissue?
It has to get some: Tissue. If the doctor happened to get an insufficient sample, he/she would simply take more samples. Sometimes if there is excessive bleeding, the biopsy needs to be stopped, but this would only occur after at least one sample was taken, and it is not a common occurrence. If the lesion is "missed" for some reason, also not very common, the pathology will at least show normal breast tissue. ...Read more
Dear Dr I wonder whether breast canser transmitted by needle pricking the one that use for testing blood sugar from female to male? Tx alot
No, it cannot.:
Breast cancer cannot be transferred to another person via a needle that was used to check blood sugar. In fact, it's generally quite difficult to transfer cancer from one person to another, unless they are very immune compromised.
That being said, needles should never be shared due to the risk of transferring infectious diseases from one person to another, like hepatitis. ...Read more