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Can a breast biopsy hurt?

Can a breast biopsy hurt?

Patients: Have varying sensitivity to needle biopsy. Local anesthesia can be used liberally, and some patients barely feel anything. Others feel mild discomfort, and a few very sensitive patients may feel more pain. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Biopsy (Definition)

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


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What's recovery like after a breast biopsy?

What's recovery like after a breast biopsy?

Depends on type : Most biopsies today should be needle biopsies (i.e. Core biopsies) which can generally be done in the office under local anesthetic usually with image (ultrasound or stereotactic) guidance. Most patients do fine with over the counter medications with little or no restrictions (if it hurts, don't do it) and can resume usual activities right away. A snug supportive bra provides additional comfort. ...Read more

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What can I expect from getting a breast biopsy?

What can I expect from getting a breast biopsy?

At an office: A core needle biopsy performed by ultrasound or mammogram(stereotactic). It is performed by a surgeon or radiologist using local anesthesia in an office setting. After numbing the skin & tissues, a small cut in made in the skin & a needle is inserted to take samples of tissue. Tape is used to close the skin. It should not be too painful, if so, let them know so they can give more anestetic. ...Read more

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Why does my husband not come to my breast biopsy?

He loves you: It's a mistake to try to second-guess another's thoughts, even the person you love the most. You are committed to one another, and you'll do well always to assume the best. He knows how private and personal this is for you. He is worried about being an embarrassment. He was concerned about losing control because of his own anxiety. But he isn't indifferent. I'm glad you have each other. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: breast biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: breast biopsy?

Tissue samples: Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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I am having a breast biopsy on tomorrow. What should I expect? I am scared. Would I be in pain after?

Relax if possible: Most patients are scared or worried about procedures and I don' t blame them. It's scary having a procedure and having to wait for the results. Take a deep breath, you should do fine. You should expect some soreness at the biopsy site but it should be easily controlled with pain meds and ice compresses. Your physician will give you discharge instructions to make you comfortable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I need rest after breast biopsy?

For a short time: A support/sports bra is helpful. I would not recommend rigorous activity for at least a week. Light activity can begin in 1-2 days. This would apply to a core needle or open excision all biopsy. ...Read more

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Reliability of breast biopsy result?

Highly reliable: This is the most accurate test that is diagnostic for breast cancer. Mammograms, ultrasounds, and mris of the breast may be highly suggestive of a malignancy, but they are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?

Check out: This RadiologyInfo link for an explanation: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=breastbixr ...Read more

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What are common breast biopsy results?

What are common breast biopsy results?

Benign: Almost 85 % of breast biopsies are benign. ...Read more

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How long do breast biopsy results take?

It depends: On the logistics of the biopsy center and the pathology lab. Anywhere from 2 to 5 days, average probably 3 days. ...Read more

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Excisional breast biopsy — what can I expect?

Excisional breast biopsy — what can I expect?

Need to wait: It is not feasible to say what the result will be. Most breast lumps are not cancer, but you need to wait for the report from the pathologist to know for sure. ...Read more

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Bloody discharge after breast biopsy 3 months ago?

Biopsy result?: This is likely not related to the biopsy after 3 months, but that might depend on what the biopsy showed. If you have a breast tumor a bloody discharge is a possible symptom, so to really answer your question I would need to know what kind of biopsy (fine needle, needle core, or open) and what was the diagnosis. Talk to your doctor about the possibilities. ...Read more

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What does a breast biopsy pathology report determine?

What does a breast biopsy pathology report determine?

It determines: The histologic diagnosis of the biopsy specimen. For example, whether it is cancerous. ...Read more

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How long does it take for breast biopsy to come back?

How long does it take for breast biopsy to come back?

~48hrs: Most basic pathology results from a biopsy should be available in ~48hrs. The tissue needs to fix in formalin for a particular amount of time (6hrs-overnight) then be processed, slides made and stained, then interpreted. Each of these steps takes time. Additional staining or deeper cuts for furthe evaluation/markers may add another day before the full results are back. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have a lot of pain after a breast biopsy?

Breast biopsy: The site should not be very painful. Call your doctor to be seen. ...Read more

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What it's mean multinucleate forms in breast biopsy report?

What it's mean multinucleate forms in breast biopsy report?

Breast: I don't think this is of any serious consequence however I would suggest that you ask the physician who did the breast biopsy and give you the report as to the significance of this report ...Read more

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Is it true that a stereotactic breast biopsy is verypainful?

No: Everyone is different, but most patients report that it wasn't as painful as they thought, and some barely feel anything. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get a breast biopsy result?

How long does it usually take to get a breast biopsy result?

2-3 days: I hope you had a core needle biopsy, which is the standard-small incision. These results should be available in 2-3 days. A surgical biopsy should rarely be performed as the first step. These can take 3-5 days to get back results. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a breast biopsy procedure consist of?

See below: The first site provides written information. The youtube site provides a good explanation with pictures.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-biopsy/my00301/dsection=what-you-can-expect
http://www.Youtube. Com/watch? V=yeynju-2lfe. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to have blood on tissue when breast biopsy is done?

Yes, the: Tissue specimens obtained often have blood on them due to bleeding caused by the biopsy. ...Read more

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The doctors want a breast biopsy. Can't I do serial imaging instead?

The doctors want a breast biopsy. Can't I do serial imaging instead?

Depends: The answer depends on what your physical exam and mammogram or ultrasound show. In some cases, it is reasonable to do monitoring with imaging but in other cases a needle biopsy is needed. If you have questions, get a 2nd opinion from a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Blood on tissue when breast biopsy is done. Does this mean anything?

Blood on tissue when breast biopsy is done. Does this mean anything?

Do you mean: There was blood on the tissue specimens during a needle biopsy? It doesn't mean anything, that is how the specimens usually look. It is simply due to bleeding caused by the biopsy, it doesn't mean that the specimens are either benign or malignant. ...Read more

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If I am sent to surgion after a breast biopsy is because it is serious?

If I am sent to surgion after a breast biopsy is because it is serious?

Not necessarily: Some clinics routinely refer patients to see breast surgery after any breast biopsy so that they can discuss the results of the biopsy and any clinical concerns.

I'm sorry this question was not answered better for you at the time of your biopsy or when the referral was made. As physicians, we sometimes don't convey important information like this as well as we should. ...Read more

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What quantity of days does it take for a breast biopsy incision to heal?

What quantity of days does it take for a breast biopsy incision to heal?

7-10 days: Most surgical incisions heal in 7-10 days or even sooner. Though the incision site and the scar continue to mature for many months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get the results of a stereoscopic breast biopsy?

24-48 hours: As dr. Rosen mentioned, there is no reason why the results of a typical breast core biopsy should not be available within a day or two. Our patients are routinely schedule to return on the second post-biopsy day to review their findings and to plan any next steps. If necessary, the results of er, pr and her-2 testing is also done and reported within that 2 day framework. ...Read more

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How long should it take after a breast biopsy to get the results called to you?

How long should it take after a breast biopsy to get the results called to you?

Depends: This depends on who performs the biopsy: radiologist or surgeon. I take a more hands on approach and deliver results in my office, in person in 2-3 days after the biopsy.

If you have not received notification in 3 days, I recommend calling the physician who performed the procedure. 8 out of 10 biopsies performed will have non-cancerous results. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me more about a breast biopsy--what do they do, anesthesia, etc?

Can anyone tell me more about a breast biopsy--what do they do, anesthesia, etc?

Core box w/local: The standard of care for most all breast biopsies are the diagnosis be made via a needle biopsy (core bx). This is usually done in the office under local anesthetic. The breast surgeon will generally use some means if image guidance — ultrasound or mmg/stereotactic — to ensure accurate targeting. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breast Biopsy (Definition)

Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more