I was informed when I go for my biopsy tomorrow they are going to insert a clip. I just wonder if we need to do this. #1 if it is cancer I am opting for a double masectomy due to my family history. But if not cancer do I need this - will it help them determine if this spot grows for future scans. I do have a concern of being alergic since I have other health issues and a strange system - have to do alternative treatments/supplements for my fibromyalgia because I get side effects etc. from conventional medications other don't get. Not sure what to do. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks
I had one of those tiny titanium clips inserted 3 years ago... during my stereotactic biopsy. As it was being shown to me, I was told that it serves as a marker for future diagnostic referencing. So, I would say that it's necessary... in that respect. As for allergic reactions to metals, that's always a possibility; but, it's my understanding that an allergic reaction to this particular metal is rare. I'm also hypersensitive and prone to allergic reactions... and, so far, I haven't had any adverse reactions as a result of having the clip. But, your reluctance and concern is understandable; and, if you're truly against having the clip inserted, inform the radiologist and technicians of that decision.
It's your body and you can't be forced to have something implanted if you don't want it... for any reason. Good luck with the biopsy, "i"
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.