Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

What happens after a biopsy?

Frequently asked questions after a biopsy:

What type of discomfort should I expect?

You should experience mild to minimal discomfort. It will feel very much like a bad bruise.

When can I shower or take a bath?

You will be able to shower the day following your biopsy.

Are there any activities I should avoid over the next few days?

Avoid lifting more than 25 pounds, but you can continue other activities as usual.

When/How will I receive my results?

After having your biopsy it will take anywhere from 7-10 days to receive a pathology report. At the time of your biopsy you will be asked to indicate whether you would like to be called by one of our nurses with the results or receive your results from the surgeon when you return for your one week follow up.