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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Best to Wait: The breast tissue is extremely dense when breastfeeding, making it almost impossible to interpret a mammogram. If one has a lump, it is far better to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mammogram: Calcifications on mammogram can be normal or suspicious depending on the appearance. The radiologist will determine if other testing is needed and you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Mammograms should not be done while breastfeeding. Wait about 3 months after you finish breastfeeding to do one.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience in General Practice
Exam!: Bleeding from the nipples is often the result of some sort of trauma or friction & often not cause for great concern. This is also sometimes assoc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Consider ultrasound: I understand that doctor is worried about radiating breasts when you are breastfeeding, but another option would be to get an ultrasound which is safe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
True: This is true but if you have an abnormal lump, the an ultrasound can be done. At 25 (if this is your real age), you should not need a mammogram unless ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Ask Benefits person: The person in charge of insurance benefits at the insurance company will know the answers about what is covered. Typically, ultrasound should be cover ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Abreu
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not a good time to do mammogram while breast feeding. First the breast is engorged and full of cysts. Second the radiation will be passed into the b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
A Breast X-ray: A mammogram is a special x-ray of the breast used to detect breast cancer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Simple & easy: You will be taken into a room with the mammogram machine. Your breast will be put between 2 plates (ask for a soft pad on the bottom). Once the pict ... Read More

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