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General questions about intraductal papillomas.
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|3/25/2011||I have just been diagnosed with an intraductal papilloma - by accident. I initially went to see my GP due to an extremely itchy nipple. This did not bother him in the least but he asked if I had noticed any discharge - which I had in my white bras. I did not think much of this, but he did and sent me immediately upstairs for a mammogram and bloodwork. The mamm came back fine and yet he sent me off to a specialized breast care clinic and I met with them within the week. With ultrasound they found the mass and I am scheduled to have an ultrasound guided seed biopsy on April 6th. Is this normally how this goes? I asked both doctors, if papillomas are benign, why the hurry to remove it but I get the same answer - why leave it? I am a little concerned that there is something they are not telling me. Why not a needle biopsy first and then something more aggressive if they find something? I am 40.|
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|3/25/2011||Papillomas are benign findings-growth of cells within the duct that can irritate the lining of the duct, causing nipple discharge. Ultra sound guided biopsy will prove with actual tissue what the ultrasound has located. Needle biopsy not the best procedure for this. Best wishes.|
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