A lump found in the breast can be a worrisome finding for any woman. A breast cyst aspiration can help doctors to determine what the mass or lump found in the breast is for an accurate diagnosis. Many women choose not to have their breast cyst aspiration done at a hospital. There are often significant waiting periods, the feeling of being rushed at the appointment, and a very impersonal atmosphere felt at a hospital. Outpatient diagnostic imaging centers are designed to serve women who need to have a breast cyst aspiration in a caring and private environment. These imaging centers are equipped with the latest technology available with a medical staff that are highly trained and have experience with breast cyst aspirations.
A breast cyst aspiration is done by a medical technician who guides an ultrasound machine over the area to be aspirated while a breast radiologist places a small needle directly into the cyst and withdraws fluid. If the lump is a cyst that contains watery fluid, the cyst will typically go away once it has been drained. If the lump contains bloody fluid or the lump is solid, further tests will be needed to determine what the lump or mass is. Many times a tiny bit of a solid lump can be removed with the needle and sent to a lab to be examined.
It is important for every woman to have any type of lump checked out by her doctor. A cyst that goes away after aspiration will need to be checked again in four to six weeks to make sure that the cyst has not filled up with fluid again. A cyst that continues to refill can be a problem, thus it should not be ignored.
If you need to have a breast cyst aspiration procedure done, an outpatient diagnostic imaging center can provide you with a calm, caring, and private atmosphere.
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