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Breast Biopsy Preparation

It is important to avoid the following supplements or medications five to ten days before your breast biopsy:
  • Vitamin E
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Fish oil
  • Aspirin
  • NSAIDS such as Advil®, Nuprin or Ibuprofen

Consult your prescribing physician regarding discontinuing Coumadin®, Plavix®, or Lovenox®.

Additional Preparation for Surgical Biopsy

Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your breast biopsy unless otherwise instructed by your physician. You may have solid food up to eight hours before the procedure and may have dry toast and clear liquids up to six hours before the procedure. You may have clear liquids up to two hours before surgery such as water, coffee or tea without cream and any liquids you can see through.

Wear comfortable, loose clothing to the hospital. If you are staying overnight, bring your robe, slippers and toiletries.