Re: Bruising after core needle biopsy normal?
Half of my breast was completely purple, green and yellow. It is totally normal as they use a gun-like pressure to cut out (biopsy) tissues for testing. It happened to me for sure, and I also was sore. The one abnormal thing that happened to me is that they used a black permanent marker to mark the incision spot and when they closed me, they didn't wash off the black as I was bleeding. So, essentially I WAS TATTOOED WITH A PERMANENT BLACK MARK ON MY BREAST! I have been told to use antibiotic and also baking soda to try to pull the color out! I am permanently stuck with a round, black mark on my breast! I am so angry (this occurred about 6 weeks ago or more) that I am considering a malpractice suit! Can you imagine?