What changes to my breast should I expect after a breast biopsy?

After a breast biopsy, you may note the following changes in your breast that will return to normal in a few weeks:

  • Bruising or a flat spot over the operative site
  • Slight redness and/or swelling at the incision site

After a breast biopsy you may notice a hard lump, soreness and bruising. This should go away over the course of one to two weeks. If the bruising is spreading or you develop significant pain or redness around the site, notify your doctor.

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