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I had a core needle biopsy of a breast cyst taken and this

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I had a core needle biopsy of a breast cyst taken and this made the cyst drain and collapse, is this because the fluid was too thick to be drained by fine needle aspiration ( which failed to drain the cyst)?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

No, this is because they punctured the cyst with the biopsy and it drained itself

This is a better type of biopsy on a breast cyst

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you but I would like to know why fine needle aspiration failed to drain the cyst
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I'm sorry

I didn't fully understand your question

Your assumption is correct. The fluid was too viscous

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are the reasons for the fluid being too viscous?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This is just the nature of some cysts.

they can have very viscous fluid.

Not necessarily cancer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help, I understand better now
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

welcome :)