Breast Needle Biopsy Complications

Learn how your age, health condition, pregnancy, medical history and more could impact potential Breast Needle Biopsy complications.

Breast Needle Biopsy Risk Factors

Alternate Names for Breast Needle Biopsy:
Aspiration, breast needle
Biopdy, large core needle
Biopsy, breast needle
Breast needle aspiration
Large core needle biopsy

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a needle breast biopsy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bruising

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition
  • Chronic illness, like diabetes
  • Bleeding disorder

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.


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Breast Needle Biopsy Complications
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