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What's a breast biopsy like? What medical language is involved?

I will be interpreting at a breast biopsy procedure and want to prepare ahead of time, so I'd like to compile a list of vocabulary as well as have a general idea of what happens during the procedure. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jul 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Breast is best! But you do whatever you want.

How to encourage someone to breastfeed without making them feel bad if they don't? [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Feb 13, 2014 - 26 answers

Breast reductions questions!

I'm scheduled to have a breast reduction next Tuesday, and am hoping for tips, advice, and any other information other Mefites who have undergone this procedure would like to share. [more inside]
posted by Squeak Attack on Oct 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Breast lump, no insurance, no money, looking for options.

Having found the lump a year ago this June, it took me until today to find the courage to try doing something. Many of the sites I found said to go through my local health department, so I finally worked up the courage to walk in today. They had no idea what to say, and no longer offer any program that would help. I walked out with a pamphlet for a clinic in another town that they think "might" have a program to help with a sliding payment scale but they weren't even sure about that. [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Sep 12, 2013 - 23 answers

The care and feeding of lumpy breasts

A recent scare has made me aware of breast cancer, but my boobs are hopelessly lumpy. Is it even worth doing self exams? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Feb 25, 2013 - 15 answers

Post-pubescent breast growth?

Why would a mid-twenties woman's breasts suddenly grow, if unrelated to birth control or pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jan 15, 2013 - 32 answers

Are women who had breast enhancement at ages 20-30, still happy with the results as they age?

I need information on the long term satisfaction of women who have have had breast augmentation. [more inside]
posted by woman on Oct 13, 2012 - 6 answers

No lumps, some aches, plenty of fear.

Routine mammogram yesterday, not entirely unexpected secondary mammogram and ultrasound next week. Please help me calm down about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 16 answers

What to expect from a fibroadenoma removal?

I am having a benign fibroadenoma removed from my breast. What can I expect during and after the surgery? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2012 - 6 answers

How to discuss breast augmentation with my girlfriend?

How do I discuss breast augmentation with my girlfriend when she brings it up to me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 - 44 answers


Help me go pink - mostly out of spite. [more inside]
posted by thatguyjeff on May 2, 2012 - 41 answers

What did your breast lump feel like?

What did your breast lump feel like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 - 13 answers


Why is my nipple hurting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Cash Flow: Susan G. Komen, financial implications, patent law.

Let's assume Susan G. Komen has found an all-encompassing cure for [breast] cancer. Who owns the rights to the patent? [more inside]
posted by on Feb 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Cancer sucks

Last week we found out that my mother has breast cancer. This isn't her first battle against cancer as she had colon cancer six years ago, and so far mom is being very matter of fact and strong. She is going in for surgery to remove it tomorrow and then will start the whole radiation/chemo regiment in the new year. Any good last minute, easy to find, supplimentary gift ideas for her? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Dec 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Flavoured Milk.

Different foods and breastfeeding - looking for real evidence. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Wart's up, doc?

I have what looks like a wart on one of my nipples. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Breast reduction cost without insurance?

Does anyone have experience getting a breast reduction without insurance? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Sep 11, 2011 - 7 answers

How Long Should I Cook This Turkey?

I need help with a cooking question ASAP. It has to do with roasting times. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Can ya recommend some kind of tonic for BIOPSY APPREHENSION? (uninsured/cancer scare)

After a diagnostic mammogram and subsequent immediate ultrasound, the cyst discovered in last year's same tests has grown. I'm being sent for a biopsy, but have to wait TWO whole weeks due to being uninsured and going through "charity" care. I'm an anxious on earth will I survive the two weeks? AND, how long do biopsy results take? [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on Mar 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Having a lump removed from my breast

I am having a (hopefully benign) lump removed from my breast surgically. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Mar 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Bilateral symmetry is only accurate to a first approximation

A large portion of the women I know (myself included) have breast asymmetry - one breast is larger than the other. I know this is unremarkable and pretty normal; humans aren't actually that symmetrical when you look closely. But I was talking about this with my girlfriend this morning and we noticed that for both of us, it's the left breast that is larger. Is there a species-wide skewing of left vs right breast for which one tends to be bigger? Does it follow handedness? Do men have noticeable asymmetry (presumably scaled smaller)? If it skews left, is there some whacked out evolutionary advantage of having the extra bit of padding over the heart?
posted by rmd1023 on Jan 23, 2011 - 23 answers

Chia Seeds

Can anyone tell me if chia seeds are unsuitable for breast feeding mothers
posted by the noob on Oct 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Cooking 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast simultaneously.

How best to cook 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast for dinner? If I can do it in one dish, that would be best! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Sep 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me calm down about a possible breast lump.

I might have a lump in my breast. I am freaking out. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2010 - 34 answers

The 6 letter curse word ,starts with C and deadly(literally).need your advice

It's my first question here, ... and it's kinda heavy... I met a girl/lady. She 's the sweetest person, but she's got a lump inside one of hear breasts. Size of a big plum, except longer. She moved in to CA, has no health insurance and believes that holistic medicine alone will do the trick if it turned out to be a breast cancer... She would probably prefer - no chemical, no doc bs, better to live quicker happy, rather than slower but with pain kind of path, but I 'm worried and scared, maybe more than she is. I've heard that mammography and some other scan is needed to evaluate and that it's a sort of financial black hole. What to do folks? I need to get her checked, but both mine and her finances are at all times low/0. Please, any input will be greatly appreciated.
posted by DivineShadow on Jul 13, 2010 - 37 answers

Itchy, scaly boobs - help!

Itchy, scaly areola on both breasts. I can't get to a doctor until mid-April at the earliest. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2010 - 16 answers

Stop nursing now or taper off more?

Is my daughter basically weaned? [more inside]
posted by lemoncello on Feb 12, 2010 - 5 answers

What is this itchy red patch on my breast?

YANAD, but what is this itchy red patch on my breast? I'm breastfeeding. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Lumps discovered in both breasts (asking for a friend). Difficulty factor: expat volunteer living in China with limited health insurance.

Lumps discovered in both breasts (asking for a friend). Difficulty factor: expat volunteer living in China with limited health insurance. Yeah, YANAD, or at least not her D. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Does this mean I'm going to kiss a fool?

My right nipple itches. Almost all the time. Its driving me crazy. Is it serious? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 17 answers

Breast Lift post-op advice

Breast lift surgery complications... what should I do? [more inside]
posted by ConnieL on Dec 12, 2009 - 3 answers

finding a surgeon for gynecomasti

I'm a male in my late 20s - I am about 5'7" and weigh 170 lbs. I have gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. I want to have them shrunk. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 13 answers

What Medically, Anatomically Is Happening In This NSFW Skydiving Photograph?

Something that's always had me a bit curious: how is what's happening to the breasts of the female skydivers in this image that's circulated around the 'Net (NSFW) even anatomically possible? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Help ease the boob pain

I woke up in the night with terrible pain in my breast, and it was full and firm, so I nursed on that side, (twice now during the night), with no relief. The pain seems to be more on one side. [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on Jul 18, 2009 - 23 answers

Unexplained breast pain

I had a particularly painful mammogram in January. There were no problems with the results, but after a few days I started having pain under my right breast. I thought it was a soft tissue injury, but it won't go away. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

How can I tell someone they're dressed inappropriately at work?

An intern at work is dressing very inappropriately. Is there any way I can tell her nicely to tone it down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 45 answers

Experience with Natural Breast Reduction?

I am sick of the discomfort, soreness, heaviness, and occasional back pain that comes with my breasts. I really, truly hate them. I'm 20 and not about to get surgery, and I've been trying to research a product like Alexia. Anyone have experiences with this? I can't find anything online that doesn't sound like an advertising plant. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2009 - 34 answers

Goldilocks: THIS breast is too lumpy... THIS breast is too pebbly...

How worried should I be? (You are not my doctor.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Do I need to replace parts of a breast pump after long disuse?

What, if anything, do I need to replace on my Ameda Purely Yours breast pump, after 2 years' hiatus? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Aug 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Growing pain in breasts?

Can you get growing pains in your breasts; or, has anyone else experienced this stabbing pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 15 answers

My Mom wants a skin bra. Am I right to be concerned?

My Mom has announced she is getting surgery for a 'skin bra'. I'm concerned but cannot find much information about the procedure, potential complications, or whether I should attempt to dissuade her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Can we make breastfeeding work under these circumstances?

Breastfeeding, daycare, and erratic schedule: please help us figure out a plan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2008 - 20 answers

How can I stop thinking about the nasty?

I'm obsessed with sex. I think about it constantly. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2008 - 35 answers

Breast biopsy - what to tell the kids?

Breast biopsy. What should we tell the kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2007 - 21 answers

Have you ever tasted your wife/girlfriend's breast milk when she was lactating?

Have you ever tasted your wife/girlfriend's breast milk when she was lactating? [more inside]
posted by MrTangent on Dec 1, 2007 - 30 answers

Topless in Paris

Parisfilter: breast feeding and colicky baby etiquette plus, housing choice [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on May 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Hiding saggy breasts

Should I blindfold my partner or never take my clothes off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2007 - 33 answers

vibrating, and not in a good way.

Recently, I've noticed a slight buzzing/vibration sensation inside my right breast. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Lost pigment in areolas?

BreastFilter: Why am I losing pigment in the lower portion of each of my areolas? [more inside]
posted by rosemere on Jan 17, 2007 - 6 answers

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