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How long should I take off work after a breast biopsy?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

The standard of care is to get a needle biopsy which is performed in a office setting with local anesthesia.
The advantages to this procedure are: small incision, mild post procedure pain and a diagnosis can be made and obtained within 24-72 hours. Most patients return to work in 24 hours with over the counter pain medicine. If you have strenous job with lifting, consult your doctor.

In brief: Not much

The standard of care is to get a needle biopsy which is performed in a office setting with local anesthesia.
The advantages to this procedure are: small incision, mild post procedure pain and a diagnosis can be made and obtained within 24-72 hours. Most patients return to work in 24 hours with over the counter pain medicine. If you have strenous job with lifting, consult your doctor.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Depends on technique

If your biopsy was a needle-type performed under local anesthesia in an office setting, you should be able to work the following day.
If the biopsy was surgical performed under anesthesia, most people will require 2-3 days to return to work. Of course, the true "expert" here is the doctor who performed the biopsy--be sure and ask them this question. Good luck!

In brief: Depends on technique

If your biopsy was a needle-type performed under local anesthesia in an office setting, you should be able to work the following day.
If the biopsy was surgical performed under anesthesia, most people will require 2-3 days to return to work. Of course, the true "expert" here is the doctor who performed the biopsy--be sure and ask them this question. Good luck!
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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