How do I prepare myself for day they remove breast lump?

Ask questions! Have your questions answered before you arrive for surgery. Your doctor may tell you not to eat or drink the night before, and to wash with a special soap before you arrive. If you're anxious, ask for medicine to help you relax. Ask where your incision will be and what side effects to expect. Ask when you will get your results. Take someone with you for support. It's normal to be a little scared!

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How should I prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

Day surgery. Nothing by mouth after midnight; no Aspirin or like products for 5 days prior [motrin, Aleve (naproxen) etc; basically the only otc painreleiver that does not increase bleeding it tylenol]; shower that morning but no oils or lotions afterwards; no makeup; have no underwire bras for about a week; front closure blouses help in dressing, take this with you to wear home. Read more...
Preparation. Drink adequate fluids until cutoff time specified, to help IV start. Take your meds as directed by pre-op staff, esp beta blockers and heartburn meds. Make last meal easily digestable so will clear stomach. Gum counts as liquids during fast. Lumpectomy can be done under local with sedation, or general. If you follow the instructions given, you can relax, knowing we will take good care of you. Read more...

What can I do to prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

See below. Get a good nights sleep. Meet with your anesthesiologist in advance. Discuss possible post-op pain with your surgeon. Read more...

How do I remove a 4cm size breast lump?

Large breast lump. It all depends on what the diagnosis is. Usually, the diagnosis is made prior to operation, so the surgeon can plan ahead. A core needle biopsy established the diagnosis in the vast majoritynofninstances and is the first choice in the U.S. Read more...
Lumpectomy is a... ...Minor outpatient operation often performed under twilight anesthesia. Important considerations include the type of lump (benign vs malignant), its location in the breast, & the size of the lump relative to the breast. Oncoplastic surgery involves applying plastic surgical approaches to cancer surgery to reach the most aesthetic results. Be sure and ask your surgeon about this. Read more...

I have to get a breast lump removed how is it going to feel?

Minor Surgery. A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. Read more...

I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

Not necessarily. Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it's not a cancer. This certainty can be reached by physical examination, mammography, ultrasound, and/or biopsy, depending on many factors. If your doctor is certain that the lump is not cancerous, it does not need to be removed. Read more...
Not always. But it needs to be checked! you should have a physical examination, mammography, and most likely an ultrasound. Then you and your physician can make an adequate plan. Don't delay any longer - get it checked! Read more...

They found a breast lump but studies show it is benign. Can I get it removed anyway?

Yes. You can either have a needle biopsy to find out what it is or a surgeon can remove it if it becomes a worry to you. Read more...
Maybe. It may not be covered by your insurance if it is done for peace of mind rather than a specific medical indication. The doctors insurance specialist may be able to get it through the approval process, but they sometimes reject the claims after the fact. I'm sure you can find someone to do it & it would be wonderful if insurers didn't control our lives. But be aware of the process. Read more...

3 days after general anaesthetic for a breast lump removed.26yr old. Still feel out if sorts, dizzy/blurry head. When will it stop?

Depends on the. medications used for the general anesthetic and your tolerance to them, but it is not unusual to feels its effects up to one month. It should dissipate gradually, usually in much less time. Read more...