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Scared and bleeding after biopsy

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Re: Scared and bleeding after biopsy

Hi Gemma,
Sorry to hear about what you’ve been through recently.
From what I understand, there is no connection between your cervical smear test & mammo result, but it’s not something you need after the colposcopy.
In spite of this, thankfully, you attended the mammo, so whatever it is can now be sorted out.
As you’ve had core biopsies, bruising & some bleeding would be expected, but do seek advice if it gets worse or is worrying you.
You certainly haven’t used up your luck, on the contrary, you’ve had one all clear & the mammo worked in picking up something that needs a closer look.
You’ve done all you can for now & do let us know how you get on. There’s loads of support here.
ann x

Scared and bleeding after biopsy


I’m new here to the group. And I’m sorry for the essay 😞

This year I had a recall from a smear test and ended up having a colposcopy and a biopsy which came back clear. While I was waiting for these results I decided to start checking my breasts ie a cancer scare shocked me to it. I felt a lump but said and I’d nothing as thought I was just being over aware. Once my cervical biopsy came back clear I made the appointment for my bupa 3 year medical work pay for (they had been chasing me but I put if off until after all the hospital stuff was over). Well as I’d hit 41 I was offered a mammogram- I thought yes good idea then I know what I feel is normal and gives me a baseline
10 days later I get a call they have found something....
Last night I went to see the consultant, yes the mammogram picked up the lump in my left breast but apparently there was a larger mass in my right 😱 after an examination I went straight for an ultrasound where the doctor is kind of certain the left is a fibroadenoma however the larger mass on the right isn’t. I then had 6 core biopsy’s taken ..... I took no-one with me as wasn’t expecting that and also I saw what the cervical scare did to my mum. To say I’m in shock is an understatement.
My dressing is covered in blood as obviously from one of the sites I’ve bled heavil - is this normal?
Why did I have core biopsy instead of needle is that a sign?
Did I use up all my luck getting a negative cervical biopsy?
So scared second time in 4 months going through this

That felt good to write it all down - even if no one reads it