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Breast Biopsy
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12/9/2017I had a stereotactic breast biopsy on 11/30/17. Results were benign. Before the procedure, the nurses said I was short so they moved me up more on the table and took the gel pads out from under me. After 30-40 minutes during the procedure my lower right ribs (same side as the "stereo" was done), started to hurt. During the after biopsy mammagram I noticed a sharp pain in between my lower last ribs,didn't hurt when I breathed so I figured "no broken ribs"....The next day I took it real easy but the second day was horrible (of course this was a Saturday) when I lay down on my back I could hardly breath or turn over in bed. For two days I took Naporoxin that seemed to help. Here we are 9 days later still having sharp pains when I stretch, sit a while in one position or lay for a while on one side or the other, sex is out of the question cant stand the weight on the right side. I don't have much pain in the biopsied breast at all, it's only the lower ribs. I had my chiropractor check he said "no broken rib probly just bruised". This doesn't feel bruised more like nerve problem. When I touched the area in question I flinch pretty bad it hurts so much
Have any ideas?
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12/9/2017Does sound more like a bruise but why not contact the doctor who did this procedure and request to be seen for evaluation of this. ultrasound would tell what is the cause.

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