So you can see Dolly, that biopsies can be done differently, but honestly, they really don't hurt. The most I felt was maybe a little discomfort.......I think it was because I was so scared and expected it to be worse, so I was relieved when it didn't really hurt. On mine, as I said, they did the little numbing needle.......I mean really little needle.....and then another one where he extracted some tissue. I also had some cyst fluid removed, but that too was very easy. I got to see what they were doing on a computer screen and it was very interesting. I am one who can't look when a needle is put in my vein for drawing blood.....yikes....but since it looked like an moving x-ray, it was like looking at something or someone else. You will do fine, but the one thing that really helped me was the little frozen ice packs they gave me. I got 4, so I used 2 at a time and when they warmed up, I got 2 more out of the freezer and kept switching. I used them that day and part of the day after. If they don't give you those, go by the drugstore and pick some up. They keep down any swelling and if you have any after pain (which, if any, is very little), they help.
I'm all new to this too, I had the biopsy, just had a lumpectomy on the 9th and will be having another one on April 13th. They will be going under my arm too and now that is what I am dreading.....but, it is just something we have to do. Good luck and I hope everything turns out well for you. These girls here are wonderful.