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Breast clinic leaflets

Breast Unit – Unit A104
Broomfield Hospital

Breast Screening Nurse
Tel: 01206 748 374
07717 693 057
Breast Care Nurses
Tel: 01245 513 551


Breast Core Biopsy Aftercare

Wound dressing

A small dressing has been applied to your breast. The gauze can be removed after 24 hours. It is advisable to keep skin closures in place for 3 to 4 days.


It is likely that you will have some bruising following this investigation – this is quite normal. If the wound starts to bleed, apply firm pressure for several minutes.


You may experience some discomfort following this procedure. If so, take a mild pain reliever such as paracetamol (for example, Panadol). Avoid aspirin as it could encourage bleeding.

Your Appointment

On rare occasions, your pathology results may not be ready in time for your clinic appointment. If this is the case, we will call you to cancel and re-arrange the appointment.



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