Patient Comments: Breast Biopsy - Experience

Question:Describe your experience with your breast biopsy.

Comment from: Lily, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

I had a breast biopsy 8 days ago. The results are negative. It was miserable. I had an adverse reaction to the local anesthetic. The staff was unprofessional and the doctor was not concerned. Last biopsy. Possible last mammogram.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

My stereotactic needle breast biopsy was a painful, frightening experience. My procedure felt like a 45 minute mammogram, squeezed in a vice. The numbing medicine must have helped with the needle, but the pressure of my breast being squeezed very tightly for 45 minutes was intense. It could be that the area affected was the cause. My biopsy was on my side, below the armpit, yet close to the bone, technically called the axillary tail. When I would hear the clicks, the next thing I felt was as if my nipple was being pinched and twisted.

Comment from: Cahtie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 28

I had a core needle breast biopsy this morning. I didn't even feel the numbing shot. I usually have a high threshold of pain for that sort of thing. But, much to my surprise, and my doctor's, as soon as that needle punched through the top layers, I felt a sharp stab of burning pain. This was right under my nipple. More numbing was done, but it didn't matter. I had several samples taken, and other then the top layer tissue, the rest hurt to the point that I was shaking and swearing pretty bad. I wasn't really all that scared or nervous for this procedure, but I definitely got scared during it. The pressure afterwards hurt a little, but it wasn't that bad. More tolerable then the stabbing needle! The clicking point during each sample didn't hurt, or at least not to a noticeable level over the initial jab. Afterwards I was a little sore. I came home and took a nap and though I feel a tiny bit tender, it's barely worth noting. I am hoping the results that I get tomorrow are negative.

Comment from: Grandma1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I had a core breast biopsy done a few days ago and I did not anticipate any pain and was taken back when the second sample she took surprisingly caused pain that ran through my chest. She did it three times, the first and the last time were fine but the middle one hurt like heck. I know I am quite black and blue but other than that I am fine. I will find out the results tomorrow. I was surprised that the radiologist and the surgeon made it very clear that they have little doubt that my very small lump was malignant. I will find out tomorrow if they were wrong or not.

Comment from: Catalina, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 01

I had a breast aspiration yesterday, and the procedure took longer because the radiologist could not locate the cyst, and finally after several tries he aspirated the fluid to send to the lab. Right after the biopsy procedure the doctor ordered a second mammogram, and I was sent home with mild pain. They prescribed acetaminophen in case of pain. After I went back to work I started feeling terrible, lots of pain, my breast got swollen and hard, and looks like I have a breast implant there. The doctor said I have a hematoma, and the breast will stop bleeding on its own, the swelling will go away with time and the body will absorb the bleeding. Meantime I have a little pain, and a huge bruised breast, but no fever, thank goodness. I have to wait for the results by Wednesday.

Comment from: beens, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 24

I wonder if it is good to have 2 biopsies done in one day, one in each breast. I have been told that my right breast needs a core needle biopsy just under my nipple, a mammogram immediately after that and a stereotactic biopsy in my left breast.

Comment from: keden7, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

I had my breast biopsy yesterday and went right back to work. It didn't hurt much as the doctor numbed the area. Just a little prick or two and some soreness afterwards. Nothing to work yourself up over; totally not worth it! You'll be fine.

Comment from: rs439, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I first noticed a stinging on my upper abdomen on Friday morning. It appeared like a boil or a pimple. By Monday it had gotten quite large and in the shape of a volcano, with a tiny dead area in the center with some redness and lots of pain around it. I saw my doctor on Monday and received a sulfamethoxazole based antibiotic. Today is day 6. A larger toughness is felt around the brown recluse spider bite. The redness is still present but the center seems to be healing. I know a product called Talstar that kills all spiders like wild, and believe me I have sprayed my home very well inside and out.

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