Friday, June 5, 2009

I Survived a Breast Biopsy.

Getting toward the end of a pregnancy, it's never a good thing to then hear that you have a potential breast problem. So, what do I do now? What if it is something? Well, I just wanted to let you know that I did have a breast biopsy at 37 weeks pregnant, and it's not that scary.
The biopsy needle looks like something used to tranquilize an elephant. It could pass all the way through my body. My husband looked a little green after seeing that thing laid out on the table next to me.
I'm here to tell you that the lidocaine is a miracle, that the pinch is next to nothing, and that the pain afterward was minimal (we're talking 1 tylenol).
My point is this: if you feel something in your breast, don't wait. Don't get nervous and terrified about what it is and what to do. Go and get it biopsied so that you can rest. It will save your life, possibly, and set your mind at ease if you are unsure.
For me, it was a benign cyst. I am relieved to know that, and relieved that I don't have to wait to know for sure. I will have to keep an eye on it.
Do your breast check and take care of business, ladies! It's better to know than not!

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