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I have a breast fibroid. I am 20. Will needle biopsy leave a scar? I am worried.

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Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No scar

Needle biopsy won't leave a scar. A small needle is used.

In brief: No scar

Needle biopsy won't leave a scar. A small needle is used.
Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez
Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: There may be

a tiny scar at the needle entry site or skin nick which will likely fade with time.

In brief: There may be

a tiny scar at the needle entry site or skin nick which will likely fade with time.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Ann McKane
Pathology

In brief: No scar

A needle biopsy will be similar to receiving a vaccination, in terms of needle size, if you have the simplest procedure - a fine needle aspiration.
A slightly bigger biopsy - a needle core biopsy, is unlikely to be necessary to diagnose your lump. Even with a needle core, the mark remaining is smaller than a pimple and in most cases resolves completely!

In brief: No scar

A needle biopsy will be similar to receiving a vaccination, in terms of needle size, if you have the simplest procedure - a fine needle aspiration.
A slightly bigger biopsy - a needle core biopsy, is unlikely to be necessary to diagnose your lump. Even with a needle core, the mark remaining is smaller than a pimple and in most cases resolves completely!
Dr. Ann McKane
Dr. Ann McKane
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