Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
What is Fine Needle Aspiration?
Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) is a type of biopsy done when a breast lump can be felt.
What to Expect
There is no special preparation for FNA. The procedure is usually done
in the physician's office. The physician inserts a thin needle into the
lump to remove fluid or cells, which are later examined. Most women
have mild discomfort during the procedure.
After the Biopsy
You may resume your normal daily activity. You may have slight
bruising, discomfort and swelling at the biopsy site. Use
over-the-counter pain relievers as needed.
Your doctor should have the biopsy results within 2 to 4 working days.
Call your doctor if you have not received the results after four days.