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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Need more info: In general, x rays are made by passing photons through the body and then detecting where and how many of those photons actually get through. Areas of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Common in your age: Many younger women have dense breasts on mammograms. This means more glandular tissue. In older women there is more fatty tissue and the mammogram is ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Dense breasts: "Dense" breasts are normal, but decrease the sensitivity of the mammo for detecting cancers. Breasts are dense when there is a increase in normal f ... Read More
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeast infection?: Hi, is the discharge from the vagina? If that so then you might have a yeast infection, plz see an MD for evaluation. although you can try OTC yeast m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
A lot of Grey: Mammograms are great screening tests for cancer but they have many limitations, including finding many "densities" that turn out to be "shadows" on mo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Breast tissue: This is the term used on mammogram reports to indicate that the breast tissue is thickened and makes it harder to see all the breast tissue. Young wo ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Need biopsy!: Most thyroid nodules aren't serious and don't cause symptoms. Thyroid cancer accounts for just a small percentage of thyroid nodules. It's not possibl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Thyroid nodules are quire common. Why was US done? What symptoms do you have? Visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
More fat than fiber: Essentially, breasts are comprised of fat and fibrous tissue. Fat/fatty tissue is less dense than fibrous. Dense tissue is challenging to image and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Breast density on a mammogram can have a lot of meanings. It is a normal and natural finding in younger women, and does not have much meaning. Density ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can re-check: One can try another brand of urine pregnancy test if the current one is hard to read. Usually a faint positive is considered a positive, if read at th ... Read More

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