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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No it will not.
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: If you have fibrocystic changes that are triggered by caffeine intake, then yes. It causes the breasts to lumpy and filled with cysts (pockets of flu ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No evidence that it : There is no evidence that drinking coffee even in women with fibrocystic breasts will affect the mammogram picture.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Mammogram: Try not to worry. It is not unusual to take extra xrays if an area of the breast is not well defined or needs clarification. Your doctor will discus ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Foster
37 years experience Radiology
No: Up to 20% of women will require extra views from a screening mammogram and a small percentage of those will go on to biopsy, and an even smaller numbe ... Read More
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Dr. Garry Choy
16 years experience Radiology
No: Numerous women need to get extra views to clarify findings seen on the initial images. Most of the time, overlapping structures can cause artifacts - ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
X ray: A mammogram is a low dose x ray of the breasts used to screen for breast cancer.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mammogram: A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast, usually performed to detect breast cancer. Typically 2 views of each breast are taken, one with the breast com ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
No: If your question was' "are they safe?", my answer would have been "yes". Having a mammogram does expose you to a low dose of radiation, and radiation ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, but: Besides discomfort/pain from the procedure, mammograms are considered safe.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
43 years experience Gynecology
2 or 3 X-rays: A screening mammogram sqeezes each breast between 2 horizontal plates and then between 2 vertical plates in order to take the x-ray pictures. Sometim ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
They may: But always clarified by ultrasound. Wouldn't it be great if they started with circular array, non-compession, prone u/s to start? Under development i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Many things: A mammogram can show normal breast tissue for most people. It can show many benign changes such as fluid filled cysts, calcifications, fibroadenomas. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mammogram ?: A digital mammogram cannot "irritate" or cause a fibroadenoma, but any "breast lump" at age 52 should be evaluated by exam and mammography, and if the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
BENEFIT>>risks: Like all xray studies, there is a small dose of radiation associated with mammography, however the benefit of finding cancers early outweighs this ris ... Read More
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