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Is breast needle biopsy safe, and how many biopsies can they take from one breast?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Safe

It is very safe. Less than 1% complication rate(infection, bleeding).
Multiple biopsies can be performed, , usually between 3-10 samples taken

In brief: Safe

It is very safe. Less than 1% complication rate(infection, bleeding).
Multiple biopsies can be performed, , usually between 3-10 samples taken
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes safe

Breast needle biopsy is a very safe and common procedure to see if there are any abnormal cells cells in the breast tissue.
It saves having surgery and a breast incision too. The needle can be inserted several times under local anesthetic to obtain several samples if needed, so there is no true limit on how many biopsies can be done, as long as the anesthetic is adequate for you.

In brief: Yes safe

Breast needle biopsy is a very safe and common procedure to see if there are any abnormal cells cells in the breast tissue.
It saves having surgery and a breast incision too. The needle can be inserted several times under local anesthetic to obtain several samples if needed, so there is no true limit on how many biopsies can be done, as long as the anesthetic is adequate for you.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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