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Old 09-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Anyone Else Get "Tattooed" from Core Biopsy?

I was marked by the dr. using a black, permanent marker (like a sharpie) to mark where they were going to cut me for the biopsy. Well, they did not remove the marker prior to dressing the wound. So, as the wound healed, the skin grew over the black marker. I am now permanently marked with a round, black mark on my breast! I am only 37 and still THOUGHT my breasts were worth looking at-no longer!!!

I am considering suing. I want this removed! I have been told to use baking soda with a little bit of water to try to draw out the color and also antibiotics. Nothing has worked as this was deep into the wound when I was closed with tapes and didn't see the problem for about a week. Morons!!!

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Old 09-09-2008, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone Else Get "Tattooed" from Core Biopsy?

As I thought, no one else? So, this sounds like malpractice?

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Old 09-10-2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone Else Get "Tattooed" from Core Biopsy?

have you gone to dermatolgy and asked them about this? Of course I would charge it to the drs who did it to me.


Old 09-21-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone Else Get "Tattooed" from Core Biopsy?

Before I started my radiation therapy, they put 4 small tattoos around my breast. They told me that it was necessary to guide them where to direct the radiation. They also told me the tattoos would be permanently. I don't know how big your spot is, mine are only the size of a pencil point. I don't mind them, my health is more important to me.

Old 09-22-2008, 04:11 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone Else Get "Tattooed" from Core Biopsy?

I also have the small dot tattoos I knew they would be permanent they dont bother me at all, not many people see them anyway
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