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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|11/18/2006||Hello, I just had my annual exam, and my OBGYN had palpated what he described as a large cyst that was a few cm(s)in size, and he sent me for an immediate ultrasound, which revealed multiple "cysts". He told me he could aspirate the larger cyst in his office, and that is was "my call". I am concerned about the fact that there are multiple cysts in that same area. I'm uncomfortable with the thought of a "one shot" needle stick to drain the fluid in the larger cyst, when there are other cysts in that area. Can aspiration of a cyst be done with an ultrasound-guided needle, instead of the standard 21 or 22 gauge needle? Also, can it be done in a hospital setting. I have already had one biospy done in a hospital setting (core needle ultrasound-guided)and was quite comfortable with the results. Thank you for your consideration.|
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|11/20/2006||they usually are done in ultrasound and done by a radiologist. so seek that out.|
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