hi... actually I had to be biopsied twice on the same breast, within a 3 year period, because of the microcalcifications, the pathology report of both biopsies returned benign. As for the use of the hot tub, if the wound is healed by that time... go for it!
Thank you so much. Did your biopsy turn out OK? I hope so. Regarding the hot tubs, I thought you had to stay out of a tub for just 3 days, not 3 weeks. I was hoping to go in a hot tub when in Florida, not the first few days but maybe 12 days after the biopsy. Is that enough time.
I have the same thing... also in my right breast.
Statistically, microcalcifications, in themselves, are rarely if ever, cancerous. But, they're appearance is considered to be an abnormality, perhaps, indicative that something within the surrounding breast tissue is triggering their growth. So, when
they do appear... especially in clusters, that's when they're thought of as being suspicious... and that's when biopsies are recommended.
As for your family's Cancer history and your own experience with the polyps, I doubt that there's any connection with that and the calcifications.
As for the stereotatic (needle) biopsy, I personally found it to be virtually painless and non-invasive... in fact, had I known how non-invasive it would be, I would have driven myself to the procedure. Anyway, mine was performed in the radiological facility where I go for my routine annual mammograms. A local anesthetic was administered. I was then laid face down on a table that had an opening in which the breast was suspended. A needle probe was inserted and the sample(s) were taken. Then a titanium microscopic chip was inserted in the site of the biopsy (that chip stays in permanently... and serves as a marker for future diagnostic referencing).
My breast was swollen and sore for a few days. It was suggested that I take extra-strength Tylenol for pain management; but, I never needed it. I found that ice packs worked best for the discomfort and to reduce the swelling. As for recovery, I was out and about 2 days after the procedure... I was told to avoid both heavy lifting and going into hot tubs for a couple of weeks. The healing process was fairly quick... and, I was left with a barely noticeable dimple-like scar. Pathology results are usually available within the time frame that you were told... but, sometimes there are slight delays; so, allow for that. As for air travel, I don't see a problem with that... but, you may want to mention it to the doctor who preforms the biopsy. And, you may want to travel light or have someone carry your heavy luggage for you. Good luck with your procedure. And, I hope that your pathology report returns with favorable results... oh, and, enjoy your stay in Florida.