Can I demand the doctor call for breast biopsy result? I cannot stand the tension.

~48 hour wait. 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.
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. There is no recovery time.

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How long does it usually take to get a breast biopsy result?

2-3 days. I hope you had a core needle biopsy, which is the standard-small incision. These results should be available in 2-3 days. A surgical biopsy should rarely be performed as the first step. These can take 3-5 days to get back results. Read more...
Within a week. Sometimes the result may be ready in 24-48 hours. More commonly within a week the report is available. On rare occasions the pathologist may request a pathology consultation from an outside pathology expert for confirmation. This may add another week or two to the time. 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...

My mammogram report results came back birads 4 but my sonogram report came back negative so why does my doctor recommend a breast biopsy?

Because ... If a suspicious lesion is noted on mammography an us is obtained. This allows for better definition of the lesion in the breast. However, a "negative" us does not rule out an underlying problem and the correct next step is to proceed with your physicians recommendation, in this case a biopsy. None of the imaging techniques are perfect, the final decision is based on all the information. Read more...
Better safe. Different types of breast imaging can be better or worse at finding certain abnormalities. A biorads 4 suggests that the radiologist cannot completely exclude cancer; however, benign lesions can also have this score. Consider a second opinion if you are not confident that a biopsy is necessary. Read more...
Get it done! A birads-4 mammogram describes a finding consistent with possible cancer in the breast. The lesion may be a suspicious cluster of microcalcifications which would not be necessarily seen as a mass on ultrasound. It is important to have the area biopsied. Read more...
Mammo and . ultrasound are complementary tests. Some abnormalities may be seen on one, but not the other. So a suspicious mammo finding that cannot be seen on ultrasound is still a suspicious mammo finding, and likely needs biopsy. Read more...

What's is Intracytoplasmic vacuoles in breast biopsy result mean?

Milk. Breast gland cells make milk and it may present as intra-cytoplasmic vacuoles. To get a more complete answer, please talk to the pathologist who read the biopsy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Reliability of breast biopsy result?

Highly reliable. This is the most accurate test that is diagnostic for breast cancer. Mammograms, ultrasounds, and mris of the breast may be highly suggestive of a malignancy, but they are not diagnostic. Read more...
Yes, by an expert. Breast biopsies if performed by an expert radiologist to ensure that abnormality in question is correctly biopsied, are highly reliable. The pathology results should be evaluated by radiologist to make sure that they are concordant with the imaging findings meaning that if the imaging findings are suspicious for cancer and pathology is benign then surgeon needs to be notified to excise the lesion. Read more...
Very reliable. No test is 100% reliable, but if appropriately acquired, a breast biopsy result should be exceedingly accurate. Like all test results, they should be interpreted in relation to a patient's history, clinical presentation, radiographic results and laboratory data. Read more...

The doctors want a breast biopsy. Cant I do serial imaging instead?

Not good option. Presumably, a good clinical breast exam, mammogram-perhaps with special views, comparison woth prior studies, ultrasound done before the rec. Of biopsy is made. Interpretating and predicting what will be benign vs malignant is very difficult today. Behind decision is defensive medicine (breast ca #1 malpractice in some areas). So even getting 2nd opinion prob won't help. That's american medicine. Read more...
Depends. The answer depends on what your physical exam and mammogram or ultrasound show. In some cases, it is reasonable to do monitoring with imaging but in other cases a needle biopsy is needed. If you have questions, get a 2nd opinion from a breast specialist. Read more...
Usually when a. biopsy is recommended on the basis of mammography/ultrasound, the probability that the lesion is malignant is too high for serial imaging follow up to be prudent. Serial imaging is only recommended for lesions with very low( Read more...