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Does it hurt to get a lumpectomy done?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Minor surgery.

A lumpectomy is typically performed as an outpatient surgery under twilight anesthesia, supplemented by a local; post-op pain well-controlled by Ibuprofen +/-hydrocodone.
Most people may return to normal activities within one week.

In brief: Minor surgery.

A lumpectomy is typically performed as an outpatient surgery under twilight anesthesia, supplemented by a local; post-op pain well-controlled by Ibuprofen +/-hydrocodone.
Most people may return to normal activities within one week.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Lumpectomy is done usually on the breast to determine and remove suspicious breast masses which occasionally are known to be cancerous ahead of time.
It is done under gentle control with a minor pin prick to administer the numbing medicine. Recovery is rapid. The only real discomfort is psychic as the potential diagnoses are scary.

In brief: No

Lumpectomy is done usually on the breast to determine and remove suspicious breast masses which occasionally are known to be cancerous ahead of time.
It is done under gentle control with a minor pin prick to administer the numbing medicine. Recovery is rapid. The only real discomfort is psychic as the potential diagnoses are scary.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Barry Rosen
While it was not uncommon in years past to perform lumpectomies for diagnosis, current standards STRONGLY favor tissue diagnosis via nonsurgical breast biopsy. Furthermore, while practices may vary across the country, I have never performed a lumpectomy under local anesthesia without sedation.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Like other surgical procedures there is some pain after a lumpectomy.
The pain is usually mild to moderate which can be controlled by over the counter pain medications. However, the pain threshold is not the same in every patient. Some patients require a prescription pain medication. Please discuss with your surgeon regarding your pain control needs.

In brief: Yes

Like other surgical procedures there is some pain after a lumpectomy.
The pain is usually mild to moderate which can be controlled by over the counter pain medications. However, the pain threshold is not the same in every patient. Some patients require a prescription pain medication. Please discuss with your surgeon regarding your pain control needs.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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