MRI guided Biopsy - What was your experience like?

Posted by katrina123 @katrina123, Oct 30, 2023

I had an MRI 2 1/2 weeks ago and they saw a 1 cm mass that was a Birads 4 suspicious for malignancy, so my oncologist had me go in today for an ultrasound biopsy, but they were unable to positively locate the mass. Now I have to go in for an MRI guided biopsy and I wondered what kind of experiences others have had with this procedure.
I am very upset because in Jan it will be 4 years since I had a lumpectomy with 4 weeks of radiation. This mass is in the other breast.
Also, my husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's so he can't drive. Not sure what I am going to do.

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Hi, could you tell me a little bit more about your hematoma? I had an mri biopsy 2 weeks ago. Immediately after, it was obvious that I had a hematoma. It probably grew gradually over the last 2 weeks and now it feel like there’s a golf ball inside my breast that protrudes.
How long did it take for yours to go away?

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My hematoma was still quite swollen and painful when I had the lumpectomy but the surgeon and plastic surgeon (I had a reduction also) felt it was safe to go ahead with the surgery. I think it was about it 3 weeks after the biopsy. I used ice packs and that helped a lot.
Hope you get relief soon.

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