A 38-year-old female asked:
can a x-ray or a mammogram detect swollen lymph nodes around breast areas?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Souzan El-Eid answered
30 years experience Breast Surgery
Enlarged Lymph Nodes: Both can, but not necessarily. If you feel an enlarged lymph node, point it out to your doctor, ultrasound then is indicated, followed by ultrasound guided biopsy.
Answered on Jun 22, 2015
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There is : limited evaluation of axillary lymph nodes on mammography, so if you feel you have enlarged lymph nodes, don't assume it will be picked up on the mammo. Point it out to the mammo tech, and definitely discuss it with your doctor.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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