The biopsy experience.
What they don't tell you:
1. Maybe they will, maybe they won't... but no one told me not to take any motrin, asprin or vitamins, prior to having a biopsy. I live with chronic headaches so I eat motrin like candy. The only acceptable pill before a biopsy, is tylenol.
2. I was told: "It doesn't hurt at all, you might feel just a pinch". BIG FAT LIE! Read below for what really happened. But be prepared because it hurts! I don't want to scare anyone because the biopsy is a crucial part of this process and can't be avoided but I wished I had known the truth so I was prepared.
PHOTO: Me and my brother.
After having a mammogram and an ultrasound and then an MRI, it was time for my biopsy. My girlfriend has been by my side, holding my hand for every dr visit and every appointment I have had to date. At this biopsy appointment, they wouldn't allow her to come in the room with me. I had an Ultrasound guided core biopsy and the whole process took about 20 minutes. Two nurses and one doctor in the room. The doctor did the procedure and the two nurses made sure I stayed very still. One of the nurses continually gave me shots that apparently numb the area - DOESN'T WORK! The big tears flowed as I laid as still as possible until it was over and then the nurse pushed on my boob with a towel, with a lot of pressure, until the bleeding stopped. That hurt too! If I get the guts up, I will post a photo of what the area looks like after a biopsy, and all the bruising.
Click 'read more' for the actual report results of the MRI, Mammogram, ultrasound & biopsy.
ps If you have experienced a biopsy, please feel free to add your story in the comments below. I remember it being very helpful to me when I was searching the internet, to find several stories of experience.