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Posted on: Jan 12, 2019 08:13AM

Alittlleannoyed wrote:

Hi! I am a new member. I received a call before Christmas that I needed to come back for a diagnostic mammogram. Fast forward to this past Monday when I went and received a call from my OBGYN that they wanted to do a stereotactic biopsy. The earliest appointment is this Friday the 18. I am supposed to be running a half Marathon two days laterand am wondering should I expect to be in pain afterwards. I haven’t really told anyone except my husband and my mom. I am so ready to know one way or another.

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Jan 12, 2019 08:26AM keepthefaith wrote:

I would consult your Dr. My BX was a core BX and I was a little sore and swollen for a few days, but not too bad. I think I just took OTC meds for pain. Ice packs helped. I did cause mine to bleed after I got home. I was still numb, I guess. I forgot about it and was playing ball with my dog...whoops! For me, it was harder mentally than physically. Yes, the waiting is hard. Staying busy is key. Best wishes for benign findings!

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/18/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/26/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/11/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/23/2014
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Jan 12, 2019 08:45AM djmammo wrote:

Alittlleannoyed

First and always ask your doc.

That being said, if there is significant movement of the breast when you run/jog it may cause bleeding from the biopsy site that soon after a biopsy. Let us know what your doc says.

Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist specializing in Breast Imaging helping members understand their health care provider's reports and recommendations.
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Jan 12, 2019 08:51AM - edited Jan 12, 2019 08:51AM by Ingerp

As djmammo said, bleeding/bruising is a concern, although my BS only told me to avoid “jiggling" after my lumpectomies, not after biopsies. Would you consider postponing the biopsy until the following week

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 12, 2019 08:53AM - edited Jan 12, 2019 09:03AM by Alittlleannoyed

I asked the nurse who set up my appointment and she seemed like it should not be a problem, except being sore. I have small breasts so there is not a whole lot of jiggle when I run. I was just seeing if anyone had similar experiences with this. If anything I have already paid and booked my flight so this may just be a fun weekend away. I already threw my time goal out the window once I found out. I don’t really want to postpone the biopsy either because it will delay the results and I really want to get past this

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Jan 12, 2019 09:23AM gb2115 wrote:

Wow, I don't know. I had two biopsies and was sore after both for quite a bit. I honestly think you'd be ok with a light jog, but a half marathon is a whole lot longer.

I say this because I experienced a hematoma after one of my biopsies. That's what the advice to avoid jiggling is about. The hematoma was awfully painful.

Yeah, see what the doctor says. Make sure they know the distance you plan to run.

Dx IDC in October 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Mammaprint low risk luminal A, Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Age 38 at diagnosis.
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Jan 12, 2019 10:06AM Cherryi3 wrote:

Hi. I am also small and I run too, but only about 5k. I was too sore to do my usual 5 after biopsy. Needed about a week off. Good luck with your test results and hope you can enjoy your weekend

Dx 10/1/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/22/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 12, 2019 07:42PM - edited Jan 12, 2019 08:38PM by Krysm7

not sure how well liked my opinion will be....but having just finished treatment... I would see when next available date for biopsy is. If it's just a matter of days, it's not going to make a difference. If it is something, which my fingers are crossed for you that it's nothing, you might be glad that you were able to enjoy that weekend, because the next year will be a whirlwind. But this being said, I know how a few days can seem like forever.

I too was extremely sore after biopsy, but each person is different. Good luck, and I hope you are able to enjoy your weekend, whichever you decide.

Dx 6/8/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/18/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/14/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 11/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/7/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 12, 2019 08:34PM Wigging2000 wrote:

I was told no strenuous activity for 48 hours...increased risk of bleeding.


Dx 10/31/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/30/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 12/6/2018, LCIS/DCIS, Left, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes Surgery 12/7/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 13, 2019 08:35AM Alittlleannoyed wrote:

Thanks for your input! I definitely won’t do anything that would jeopardize my health. I am 40 years old and Ths is the first time I have had to deal with this. Hopefully the last

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Jan 13, 2019 02:57PM gb2115 wrote:

I hope everything comes back good for you!!

Dx IDC in October 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Mammaprint low risk luminal A, Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Age 38 at diagnosis.
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Jan 17, 2019 03:15PM - edited Jan 17, 2019 03:16PM by Alittlleannoyed

I am headed for my Biopsy tomorrow. I finally looked at my report from my diagnostic mammogram which said I had a grouping of fine Pleomorphic Calcifications in my right breast within the 12:00 region. My Bi-rads score is a 4C. I am a little anxious but will be glad to know something

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Jan 20, 2019 03:13PM - edited Jan 21, 2019 06:27AM by Alittlleannoyed

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