Side effects and complications of a Breast Biopsy
This is typically a very safe procedure. However, this and other
procedures in which the skin is pierced pose certain risks, which may
include bruising, infection or hematoma (pooling of blood trapped inside
the biopsy area). When one or more of these complications occur, they
usually resolve within a brief time with proper medical attention.
Follow-up care after a Breast Biopsy
Before leaving the office, you'll be given biopsy after-care
instructions specific to your individual needs. Your breast should heal
quickly, leaving almost no sign of the procedure. We will give you the
name and phone number of a radiologist to call if you have any concerns
or problems after your biopsy.