A 38-year-old female asked:

I had a breast lump checked using ultrasound and told results said unremarkable but get a baseline mammogram. i did this back in may. i didn't hear back, so i figured everything fine. all summer i noticed left breast swollen more than right. end of

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Need to : Re-evaluate. Call your doctor and discuss your concern. Always early intervention , better prognosis . Does not hurt to get it checked out again.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Need to see your MD: Need official report of mammogram , have to see a breast surgeon to be sure that you have no beast lesion.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
You need to be: re-evaluated by your physician. You should check the report of the mammogram, don't assume anything. Incidentally, federal MQSA regulations require that a patient be notified, in writing, of mammo results within 30 days. If you didn't get a letter, your facility may not be in compliance with the law.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Definitely don't make the assumption everything is fine! Offices and doctors get busy and these things can fall through the cracks. You should definitely have heard an answer one way or the other. Definitely contact them for your result.
Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
No test is 100% specific or sensitive so it is important to repeat the test. Follow-up with your doctor and make sure you get the results of the test.
Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter commented
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
You absolutely must follow this up. Even if the lump is not seen on mammo or ultrasound, it might need to be biopsied. Also never, never assume that if the doctor did not call you back, then everything is OK.
Jul 24, 2014
Last updated Jul 24, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.