What does getting an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy done on my left breast mean?

Something on mammo. Your mammogram or clinical exam showed something that requires further investigation. The biopsy will obtain tissue for examination. Once the tissue is examined your physician will discuss the results with you. Be calm and patient. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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I had a breast biopsy last year in November. My left breast has swollen a lot to a size d. I don't know what to do. I'm holding off for surgery?

Difficult to answer. with specificity without more details. What kind of breast biopsy(i.e. needle biopsy vs. surgical), what was the biopsy performed for, and what were the results? In any case, if you are experiencing a new symptom or physical finding, see your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...

I'm 32 years I have a lump in my left breast biopsy show complex fibroadenoma. Is surgery needed?

Ask your doctor. Appropriate management of a complex fibroadenomas is controversial. While some believe that complex fibroadenomas merit complete removal for histological examination, others suggest that they can be managed conservatively following core biopsy. They are associated with a slightly increased risk of cancer when multicentric proliferative changes are found in the surrounding glandular tissue. Good q. Read more...

Going in for an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, can I return to work that same day?

If you must. While I do not Prohibit my patients from working after an ultrasound-guided biopsy, i discourage it. We use local anesthetic that tends to wear off after a few hours, leading to dull pain in the breast. Furthermore, it helps to be able to put an ice pack on the breast, which may be difficult at work. Read more...
Maybe. A lot depends on your work and level of discomfort tolerance. Going back to work and most physical activity won't do any harm but you will be sore. The procedure is usually done in the officec w/o sedation and most patients do fine with over the counter pain meds after. The basic rule is if it hurts don't do it. Read more...
It depends on the. type of work, and how you are feeling. Some woman barely feel any residual soreness, others have more discomfort. Heavy physical activity is probably not a good idea, but if you have a desk job, you can go back to work if you want. Some women want to go to work to take their mind of things. In my practice I would estimate that about 25% of patients go back to work same day, 75% take the day off. Read more...

I had 2abnormal mammograms, an ultrasound and a core vacuum biopsy of left breast, which was benign. Why do I need an mri?

Please ask your doc. Most likely they saw another area and they want to get a better look but please discuss with the radiologist or get a second opinion form a breast speciialist that is not a radiologist like a breast surgeon. Read more...
Very sensitive. Sounds like you doctor does not like the look of the mammogram and is concerned that the other tests are missing cancer. The MRI is very good at picking up cancer. If its negative, then the mammo is likely false. Read more...
To not miss a cancer. The needle biopsy pathology report may not explain the abnormality on the imaging studies and radiologists are trained to do additional studies or repeat the biopsy if not satisfied with the pathology report. This is called "discordance" i.e. The mass is too worrisome to accept a negative report. The needle biopsy may have missed the mass. A negative MRI may prove that the path report is correct. Read more...
It is really. difficult to speculate. Were the benign biopsy results discordant with(i.e. they did not explain) the mammographic finding? If so perhaps the MRI is being performed to increase the level of confidence that there is no cancer. But that is just a guess, you should talk to your doctor about it. Read more...

Breast biopsy came back completely benign fatty tissue. Dr said to have a repeat ultrasound in three months. Is she lying about the results?

Doubt it. I highly doubt any physician would outright lie to a patient. That would pretty much be considered malpractice in today's world. Regarding your biopsy results, that could entirely be the case. The most important thing is that the pathologist correlated his/her finding with the radiologist's impression to make sure it is concordant. Read more...
Doubtful. Not sure why you had initial biopsy however your doctor is most likely trying to be thorough. Even in 2013 the practice of medicine is not perfect. Your doctor is most likely doing a follow up ultrasound to keep an eye on the area in question. If you think your doctor is lying to you need to ask the doctor why you need the follow up test, find a new doctor, or address issues with trust. Read more...
Unlikely. It would be unlikely for your doctor to lie about your report. But for your assurance you can ask for a copy of your pathology report. In addition i suggest you follow with the recommended follow up. There may be concerns that the biopsy may not have shown the exact problem and they like to recheck you to make sure a more serious pathology is not missed. If you have any doubt, get another opinion. Read more...

Three radiologists said that my breast biopsy was concordant with the ultrasound images. The follow up ultrasound showed no increase in size 5 months later. Is itgood?

All good signs. Breast biopsy of indeterminate lesion confirmed benignity with biopsy results concordant with imaging findings. If this is the case then of-course these are good news. Lack of interval change in size is further reassurance this is likely benign. You should follow your radiologist's recommendations regarding any additional follow up, if any. Read more...
Yes. All good news and suggests you are getting good care. Read more...
Concordance. Very good. Typically, continued follow-up will be performed, up to 2 years total. Read more...