(Closed) so nervous! breast biopsy scheduled

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

majorairhead:  I haven’t had this done, but I just wanted to wish you luck and hope it goes well (and quickly)! 

Post # 3
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve had a core needle biopsy done on a lump. The needle does look bigger than a normal needle but it wasn’t really more painful than a regular shot. I was able to go to work later that morning and they give you a little ice pack to put in your bra for soreness.

Post # 4
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

majorairhead:  Like RaspberryMcBoots: said the idea is much scarier than the reality. When I have had this done they used a numbing cream first and the needle just feels like pressure more than hurting. To me it felt like a dentists needle- you know it is happening, can feel it but it didn;t really hurt. My advice is always to try not to look (as it increases the fear) unless you are sure you can handle it. Sometimes they need to reposition (hence the ultrasound) to make sure they get a good sample. Whilst it doesn’t hurt the watching is what tricks your mind to think it does.

Good luck 

Post # 5
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

majorairhead:  I had this done a few years ago. The only thing that was uncomfortable was the freezing. It was a burning sensation and while I found it unpleasant it was over with pretty quickly. Good luck!

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