I have an excisional biopsy coming up this Thursday. The doctor said I'll be "a little tender" for a few days afterwards. I don't believe her. A friend of mine was told the same thing but wound up being in a lot of pain and spent a week on the couch.
How much pain should I expect after having a 2- to 3-inch incision? What kind of pain medicine do you need after this sort of procedure?
Also, I am having a wire put in first. A grape-sized area will be removed, and it is located near the chest muscle. I don't have a lump (a few small calcifications were removed during the needle biopsy) but have hyperplasia.
How long do you think I will be laid up?
Thank you so much!