Mar 18, 2010 04:18AM dsj wrote:
I had a bad bruise after my stereotactic biopsy and now have another ugly bruise after my lumpectomy. The bruise is adjacent to the incision. The surgeon for the lumpectomy said it was where he put the numbing medicine in. I think the same must have been true for the biopsy, since it was also adjacent to where the bandage was. In the course of getting second opinions, etc. several doctors saw my biopsy bruise and two have now seen my lumpectomy bruise. No one has expressed any worry. The biopsy bruise had faded completely by about a month post-procedure One doctor said ice would help the bruising fade, but I never seem to get around to it.