The biopsy site may feel sore for several days. Walking, taking pain medicine, and putting ice packs on the biopsy site can help. You will probably be able to return to work and your usual activities the day after the procedure. Your doctor or nurse will call you with the results of your test.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: October 9, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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