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Biopsy pain


Re: Biopsy pain

Hi Jenniferann

Thanks for posting.

It’s not unusual to experience pain and bruising for a few weeks following a core biopsy. However, as this pain has worsened, it may be an idea to get it checked out. It may still be possible to contact the GP before the weekend, otherwise the out-of-hours GP or call 111 if the bruising and pain changes over the weekend.

Taking regular pain relief, such as paracetamol, may also help. You could also try using a cold compress, such as an ice pack, which might reduce the swelling and discomfort.

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Biopsy pain


I had a core biopsy in both breasts 2weeks ago today. My left breast is BIRADs 5 and my right is BIRADs 3. Both are bruised but were getting better, however when I woke up this morning my left breast is extremely painful around the area of the biopsy especially when I move and when I touch it. I don’t have a temperature and there is no redness, but don’t feel great either and I feel like I’ve been kicked really hard. What do you recommend? I get my results on Tuesday so should I just wait and see what they say?