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Underarm Sore After Sentinel Node Biopsy
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
Metastatic node: It is first node to which lymphatic drainage and metastasis from a cancer goes to. A biopsy is a procedure that removes a small piece of living tissue from your body. The tissue is examined with a microscope for signs of damage or disease. Biopsies can be done on all parts of the body. A biopsy is the only test that can tell for sure if a suspicious area is cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little difference.: Think of a lymph node as a small filter. All lymph nodes act as filters. However, certain lymph nodes are the very first filters in line- they are called sentinel lymph nodes. The idea is that if the sentinel node is removed and negative, the chances of other lymph nodes further down the line being positive is small. You take out less nodes and have less complications! ...Read more
Size: A needle-directed biopsy means a hollow needle is stuck into a tumor or lymph node, and only the amount of tissue that fits inside the needle is removed. A sentinel node biopsy removes several lymph nodes entirely and the entire lymph node is examined under the microscope. A sentinel node biopsy requires an injection ahead of time to see which nodes are first in the chain of lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually before.: Sentinel lymph node biopsy is usually done at the time of lumpectomy for breast cancer. The information gained is used in the decision making as to whether adjuvant chemotherapy should be given to increase the likelihood of cure. Rarely, it might be done after chemotherapy if the initial role of chemo was to shrink the tumor to allow surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy). ...Read more
Biopsy of lymph node: Lymph nodes are biopsied to see if cancer has spread beyond the primary site. Using a radioactive tracer and dye, the lymph nodes closest to a tumor can be identified and biopsied without having to remove all the potential draining nodes which can lead to complications. Most often done with breast cancer and melanoma. ...Read more
Biopsy ing lymph node. Raised (fluid?) goes down overnight and builds during day. More sore than 1st week after surgery. Almost two weeks post op now.
Sore, swollen lymph nodes under my right arm for 8 months. Spread to groin, & behind both knees. Ct scan neg. Had two sonograms under right arm, but surgeons say nodes not big enough to biopsy?
May need 2nd opinion: Sore lymph nodes are usually inflammatory and not malignant. I'm assuming that your nodes are less than 1 cm in size if your surgeon says they are too small to biopsy. Malignant nodes usually grow slowly to greater than 1cm. That is not an absolute rule and biopsy can be considered if nodes are persistent and are otherwise unexplained. If they persist and are concerning, get another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be: If the pain persists beyond a couple of days, please consult your doctor. ...Read more
What could happen if you had a biopsy on you cervix and you had sex 4 days after and your very sore?
My husband had a kidney biopsy on Monday and he is still sore and tired at night. Is this normal after this type of procedure?
Need more info...: What are his current renal function and general health state and drug use? Was renal biopsy done under IV sedation or other anesthesia? An uneventful renal biopsy (without major bleeding which is rare) alone should not leave such lingering effect but the factors mentioned above may induce variable lingering effects. How long can it be? It widely varies. So, watch, wait, and see for now; but still. ...Read more
I had a sore that came and went I don't have herpes or HPV I was suppose to get a biopsy but she said no cause the sore was gone I keep having burning?
Just a few days: This may cause some soreness at the site and bruising, swelling and tenderness. Usually this will resolve in a couple of day. One could understand up to a week depending on health conditions, any difficulty with the procedure and any other risk factors. If you are concerned, get it checked out. Infection would be my biggest concern, then a large hematoma would be my next one. Use ice packs! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy pain: Bone biopsies can be very painful. If there is bleeding beneath the fibrous membrane covering the bone (periosteum), the pain can persist for weeks and even for a month or so. Mild heat may be a good way to treat this pain. Hopefully, you biopsy results were good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of pain medication is given after a leep procedure? I had biopsies today, and I'm very sore, so I'm a little concerned about being in pain
I had a kidney biopsy 5 days ago. It's still pretty sore and hurts when I breathe. Is that normal?
Hello, I have had two thyroid biopsy in the past and lately I noticed pain in that area in my neck. It hurts to touch it. Very sore.
I had 2 biopsies on the same breast 7 days ago- 7 & 10 o'clock. The 7 o'clock is sore & has a hard lump. What could this be & should I be concerned?
It is first node to which lymphatic drainage and metastasis from a cancer goes to. A biopsy is a procedure that removes a small piece of living tissue from your body. The tissue is examined with a microscope for signs of damage or disease. Biopsies can be done on all parts of the body. A biopsy is the only test that can tell for sure if a ...Read more
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