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Does a breast needle biopsy hurt a lot?

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In brief: Usually no

Generally a local anesthetic medication is used that may cause very brief discomfort, like a shot, then the area becomes numb.
Some feel a mild pressure sensation during the procedure itself, and there s usually little soreness after the local anesthetic wears off later.

In brief: Usually no

Generally a local anesthetic medication is used that may cause very brief discomfort, like a shot, then the area becomes numb.
Some feel a mild pressure sensation during the procedure itself, and there s usually little soreness after the local anesthetic wears off later.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Needle biopsy

These are performed under local anesthesia, there may be some mild discomfort, but the procedure is generally very well tolerated.

In brief: Needle biopsy

These are performed under local anesthesia, there may be some mild discomfort, but the procedure is generally very well tolerated.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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