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Swelling After Breast Biopsy
Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Do not assume: This is best answered by your doctors who are members of you oncology team. You need an immediate appointment and imaging to get this figured out. It could be tumor or late radiation effects or other non breast cancer conditions. Good luck and please call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itching and redness on mastectomy breast with reconstruction, slightly enlarged supraclavical node? Just 3 months after bc treatment.
Bloodwork was fine except TSH was 5.6 benign breast biopsy tender breast 4 months after biopsy period 8 days early, short and lighter. Ultrasound good?
TSH is high: Hi. You could have early subclinical hypothyroidism. I'd repeat TSH, get free T4, and thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin autoantibodies. If the picture holds, you have early Hashimoto's. In that case, I wouldn't wait for it to get worse to treat it. Good luck! PS, I'm glad the biopsy was benign! ...Read more
4 months post breast biopsy and still have an area of thickened tissue in breast.U/s didn't see anything.Biopsy was benign tissue with lactation.Norm?
Likely normal: The thickened tissue may be scar from the surgery. Give it time to heal and mature. ...Read more
Probably the prep: Most cyst aspirations are done with an antiseptic prep, usually betadine. If the rash is not raised, firm, or hot; you can probably just take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it gets better. If you have any signs of infection (drainage, swelling, redness, pain) call your surgeon asap. If the redness worsens, call also. Take care & good luck with your biopsy results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does vacuum assisted breast biopsy cause cancer from thre trauma? Biopsy was negative (normal breast tissue)
Nope: Congrats on the benign results! we have been performing core biopsies for over 30 years and have not found any association between benign biopsies and cancer development. Moreover, surgical biopsies are more "traumatic"--we've been doing those for 100+ years without any increased cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast donation????: I'm sorry but I do not know of any procedure or organization that requires harvesting of breast tissue. Breasts are not considered donor site. Please be more descriptive of what you had done to allow appropriate commentary from reviewers. ...Read more
Lymphedema after 6 years post bilat mastectomy with cervical node swelling breast MRI showed no cancer what can cause sudden lymphedema?
SImple blockage: The lymphatic system is a very fragile series of tubes that carry the lymph. Anything that impacts on these tubes can cause slowing up or complete stoppage of the lymphatics. Unfortunately, there is no timing as to the onset nor any real prevention especially in light of the history you provided. The key is to get to a lymphedema physician and certified therapist and get treated right away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Surgeon said occult breast cancer spread to 2lymp nodes under arm no sign cancer in breast .Surgeon advise remove lymph glands, leave breast .Should i?
Yes: Some degree of “swelling” is to be expected after any type of breast surgery. However, what is “normal” versus swelling related to a complication can only be determined clinically. This is why careful follow-up with your plastic surgeon will be important after the procedure is performed. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had fluid drained from breast 6wks after excisional biopsy. Now, 2wks later, site is red, swollen & warm. Could my physical job cause complications?
Breast swelling 2 weeks post op removed benign papilloma. No fever or redness, just bruising, pain is bearable. Should i worry?
Probably not: But if concerned call your surgeon. Bruising and bearable pain is normal. Not certain about swelling and you do not give an indication of how much. ...Read more
It is possible: One of the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery is decrease or loss of nipple sensation. The published risk is about 10%. The nerve that gives the nipple sensation can be injured when the pocket that will contain the implant is created. If the nerve is injured or worse yet cut, there may be temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensation. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Lots of options: Basically there are 2 options for breast reconstruction after tumor resection. Option #1 is to move some of the patient's own tissue from another site to the breast. This is a great option, but not for everyone, as the surgery can be long and complicated. Option #2 is to use a breast implant to replace the missing breast tissue. Best to discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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