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I keep getting a needle- sharp pain in my left breast. What does this mean?

I keep getting a needle- sharp pain in my left breast. What does this mean?

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

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Could it be stress? Feeling dizzy, weak, chest pains and a sharp needle like pain under my right breast by ribs.

Yes: In older patients, chest pains is always a concern for something more serious; in young patients who are not taking Cocaine or other dangerous substances or have other illnesses or family history of enlarged heart, stress is the most common cause of sharp pains in chest. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sharp breast pain: May be early shingles infection, may be from bra irritation (check size especially if gained weight), reflux (try ranitidine/prevecid), check TSH, CXR, You also need mammogram just to be sure not a mass/lesion.

follow up with doctor urgent care, ...Read more

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What may cause the chronic upper left back pain that feels heavy with sharp needle like pain in the left chest/breast when stretching?

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

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I have been experiencing sharp pains under left breast and pains down my left arm to my wrist, feels like pins and needles under my skin, all day long?

I have been experiencing sharp pains under left breast and pains down my left arm to my wrist, feels like pins and needles under my skin, all day long?

Shingles, possibly: Could be shingles, which often begins with pain in a linear distribution on one side, even before the blistery rash develops. Could also be a pinched sensory nerve, and there are other causes. If it is shingles, the sooner you start on treatment (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) the sooner you will have relief, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Breastfeeding: The tingling sensation you are having is milk letdown. It is completely normal. Congratulations on giving your baby the best possible nutrition available! ...Read more

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Dr used 18 gauge core needle u/s guided biopsy for 5 mm breast lesion. 4 samples were obtained. What does that mean?

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

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What does it mean when your breast is blowded and it has pian like soar or it feels like there is needles pinching?

What does it mean when your breast is blowded and it has pian like soar or it feels like there is 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

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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. Best if luck. ...Read more

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Should there be little or no pain after a needle breast biopsy?

Should there be little or no pain after a needle breast biopsy?

Yes: If you had a core needle or fine needle biopsy, the pain is minimal for most people (pain is subjective and different for everyone). In many cases there is swelling that naturally occurs because of the procedure. This can cause some pain that resolves in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is needle biopsy of the breast painful?

Not very: These are done with local anesthesia and with very thin needles. After the anesthesia wears off you will be a little sore but not too much. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about this. ...Read more

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Having pain like needle poking in breast. Feeding 18 months old baby?

Having pain like needle poking in breast. Feeding 18 months old baby?

Get in checked: If you have a low grade fever, you may be developing (mastitis) a breast infection especially if there are red streaks on the breast surface. A MD visit would certainly be worth the trip if this continues. ...Read more

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Needle like piercing pain on breast during pregancy normal (4months)?

Needle like piercing pain on breast during pregancy normal (4months)?

Likely: If symptoms for the next week and/or changes are noted on breast, follow up with ob/gyn asap. ...Read more

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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

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Does a breast needle biopsy hurt a lot?

Does a breast needle biopsy hurt a lot?

Usually no: Generally a local anesthetic medication is used that may cause very brief discomfort, like a shot, then the area becomes numb. Some feel a mild pressure sensation during the procedure itself, and there s usually little soreness after the local anesthetic wears off later. ...Read more

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Is one sedated for a needle biopsy on the breast?

Is one sedated for a needle biopsy on the breast?

No: The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. It is generally a well tolerated, and relatively quick, procedure. ...Read more

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Breast needle biopsy - what to expect in the procedure?

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

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Can anyone tell me procedure for a breast needle biopsy?

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

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Is there anything that can cause a doctor to put a needle in a woman's breast?

Is there anything that can cause a doctor to put a needle in a woman's breast?

Cysts?: 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

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If you ever had a breast needle biopsy, will your breast look the same afterwards?

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

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Is breast needle biopsy safe, and how many biopsies can they take from one breast?

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

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I had a needle aspiration on my breast yesterday, I'm worried because it wasn't a cyst, what could it be?

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

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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?

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