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

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.
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!

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How long do you have to take off work after a breast biopsy?

Call doctor. You should call the doctor or facility where the biopsy was performed. If you had a needle biopsy there is usually a limit to lifting anything for a few days. Most people return to work the following day. Read more...

How long should you take off work after a breast biopsy? Or is it better to be busy and take your mind off it?

Many centers are. Aaccelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, ut unable to focus while worryig about the "report". You need to ask "how long wil the report take" and then ask why does it take so long, and ask for the time off of the lag time from biopsy to path report. Read more...
Personal choice. Going back to work will generally not cause any problems or damage after a (core) breast biopsy. The patient will feel sore, bruised after the local wears off - more so depending on the level of physical activity involved in the job. The psychological part including dealing with possible pain depends largely on the paient. Most take the rest of the day off. Read more...

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

It depends on lab. Personally, i strive for a turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours, but complex cases take longer. Read more...
It depends on. the lab and the logistics of your facility. You can ask them, I'm sure they would tell you what to expect. In my experience the range is about 2-5 days, but again, it is facility specific. Read more...
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...

How long should it take after a breast biopsy for my mom to get the results?

Many centers are. Accelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, but unable to focus while worryig about the "report". You need to ask "how long wil the report take" and then ask why does it take so long, and ask for the time off of the lag time from biopsy to path report. Some can do it in 24-48hrs. Read more...
~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...