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Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

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dobiek9
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Re: Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

Hi purplebunnie

Crumbs 15 core biopsies! That sounds an awful lot no wonder you are feeling a bit sore.

The support in this forum is fab. I am sure someone with more experience will jump in as well.

I am yet to have my core biopsy so you are a step ahead of me at the moment.

All the best for the 21st. I have read that ice packs can help with the soreness and bruising.

Keep us updated

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Purplebunnie
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Re: Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

Hi, I'm under 50 & was randomly selected for a mammogram last month.  That was no problem, then I got called back as they had found 'something' calcium based so had normal biopsies but they failed to get any of this small lump.  Got called back in to discuss further tests, had to go back on Wednesday where I had 15 core biopsies - they mentioned different figures - 1, 2 and 2.5 - presume these are in centimetres and are the length of the core taken. 

 

I go back on 21st for results.  I'm not worried as such, I've got no-one to talk to & I'm so sore & bruised - just wanted to be somewhere where someone will understand!  Hope everyone else has had a good weekend.

dobiek9
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Re: Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

Thanks Ann

 

My hubby works away so would rather he be home for results than just tests - so thanks for advice re driving home.  I can always wait and have a cup of tea and wait a bit before i drive home.

 

I am bit nervous about the procedure as I have heard that is has been pretty painful for some people.  Good to hear that it did not hurt for you.

 

thanks again for taking time to repsond.

 

Thanks

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dobiek9
Member

Re: Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

Hi Peta

 

Thanks for you reply.

 

Hope all goes well for you tomorrow

x

 

Ann_R
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Re: Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

I have had two core biopsys over the past eighteen months. First time I had an appointment the following week for results, but they knew it was cancer. They just needed to find out what type.

The second one I had an email about three days later telling me it was clear, followed up by a letter a week or so later.

I think you will be ok to drive although I was glad to have my hubby with me to do so. I went into a little bit of shock both times. Mostly because I was nervous and there was no need as there was no pain! Thats just me though. Good luck.

Ann

 

Peta
Member

Re: Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

I had a core biopsy a week ago. I get the results tomorrow - I have an appointment with the consultant at the hospital. I hope this helps - good luck and best wishes.
dobiek9
Member

Referred for a ultrasound guided core biopsy..

Hi everyone

 

I had a mammogram on 5th June was then referred for ultrasound scan as 12mm irregularity classed as M3 seen.  I had the Ultrasound last night.  Doctor said could still not tell what it was - It is not a cyst, I now have to go back for an ultrasound guided core biospy.  They said it could be up to 3 weeks before I get the biopsy.

 

He spent a long time also scanning my axilla. Is that normal during a scan.

I could see the lump/mass on the scan easily.

 

I am trying to stay positive, but feel the waiting is getting me down. 

I had a fibriod adenoma in 2006 and I was seen and diagnosed on the same day.  I had the surgery within a month.

 

It is frustrating that everything seems to be taking such a long time this time round. 

 

Does anyone know how long it takes for the results from a core biopsy take to come back?

I have seen that some people have said they get them in a letter?

 

I am supposed to be going on holiday with my family on 2nd August.

 

I feel as though I cannot plan anything until I have a diagnosis.

 

Also with having a core biopsy am I ok to drive myself home afterwards?  I only had a FNA in 2006.

 

Many thanks fopr reading - any help or advice gratefully received.