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Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, I have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud I get MRI of breast?

Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, I have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud I get MRI of breast?

Not necessary: It is unlikely the pain in your back is related to your breasts as long as other tests were normal. Hope the MRI of the spine was your neck. If not you might consider that. But you should talk to your doctors ad always to help find the cause ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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My wife had a breast ultrasound done a couple of days ago.  They found 2 small dark spots on left breast.  Could it be a cyst or mass??

My wife had a breast ultrasound done a couple of days ago.  They found 2 small dark spots on left breast.  Could it be a cyst or mass??

Real report needed: Radiologist will not describe as ' dark spots ' will describe as cyst or not (mass). Speak to her doctor with permission for official verson of report and next step in follow up care ...Read more

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Small red spot on my breast with a black spot in middle what could it be?

Small red spot on my breast with a black spot in middle what could it be?

Spot on Breast: The only way to tell is to see it and possibly biopsy it. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a black spot on my breast, it was itchy so I scratched it then it became like a pimple. I squeezed it then white pus came out then black pus?

I had a black spot on my breast, it was itchy so I scratched it then it became like a pimple. I squeezed it then white pus came out then black pus?

Blackhead: It sounds like you had a clogged pore or blackhead. When you scratched it, the bacteria normally on your skin were able to make their way underneath and cause a mild infection. This was the white pus that you noted. If it does not resolve completely, you should see your doctor. A picture is always helpful when trying to diagnose a skin problem. ...Read more

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I gotten a small black spot on my left breast and I thought nothing of it but it's been here for 3 weeks now and I don't know what to do, or what it is?

I gotten a small black spot on my left breast and I thought nothing of it but it's been here for 3 weeks now and I don't know what to do, or what it is?

Examination: You need to be examined to determine next course of action. Black spot may represent many things, skin tag, scab, mole, etc. For ex, a Nevi/mole may warrant biopsy by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago on inside of breast toward chest wall, I saw a pimple-like bump w/ tiny black spot. It has grown, there is a small open hole in the middle?

2 weeks ago on inside of breast toward chest wall, I saw a pimple-like bump w/ tiny black spot. It has grown, there is a small open hole in the middle?

Small pimple chest: Just like on our face we can get pimples on the skin of the chest and back. Seems you have folliculitis, a pimple, would wash with soap and water keep clean try, bacitracin and follow up wiht doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Small red spot on breast with a small black spot in middle a little swollen I just started my period should I be worried?

Small red spot on breast with a small black spot in middle a little swollen I just started my period should I be worried?

Concern: Is warranted. There are a surprising number of breast structures that can get infections. They grow. If treated while the area is small, you don't even need slight poking of the area and antibiotics treat it. If a bit larger can require opening the area with a needle (popping a pimple), larger still can require minor surgery and leave a scar. Really bad can require hospitalization. ...Read more

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Bilateral breast ultrasound. What does this mean?

Bilateral breast ultrasound. What does this mean?

Means: They will do an ultrasound study of both breasts, please ask the doc who ordered yoru test if you have any questions about what is being done or what anything means it is yoru doc's job to explain that to u. ...Read more

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Help please! When should I get my first breast ultrasound?

There is a growing: Trend to perform screening ultrasounds in addition to mammography for patients with mammographically dense breasts due to the decreased sensitivity of mammo in that scenario, so talk to your doc to see if it is appropriate in your case. There are no consensus guidelines on this at this point. ...Read more

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Why did I see red color in my breast ultrasound?

Why did I see red color in my breast ultrasound?

Breast Ultrasound: Part of the examination usually includes an ultrasound Color Doppler evaluation, which is an assessment for the presence/absence and pattern of blood flow. This is displayed as blue or red on the screen depending on the direction of the blood flow. It does not necessarily imply anything abnormal. ...Read more

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Would a breast ultrasound detect a tumor that was deep in chest?

Would a breast ultrasound detect a tumor that was deep in chest?

The reported: Sensitivities for ultrasound in detecting cancer vary, generally 60-80%, so ultrasound can detect breast cancers, but like any test, it is not 100%. A complete workup might include mammography, physical exam, and in some cases MRI. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. If you are talking about a mass that is actually within the chest cavity, not the breast, breast US won't help. ...Read more

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What is the word "lump texture@in breast ultrasound mean?

What is the word "lump texture@in breast ultrasound mean?

"Lump": Is a finding on physical examination, not an ultrasound descriptor, so I'm not sure what it means. In what context is that term being utilized in the report? ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a breast ultrasound and mri?

Could you tell me what happens during a breast ultrasound and mri?

MRI is more complete: And looks for cancer. It is 100 percent sensitive if they use a 3t MRI scanner. It also has fairly high accuracy and specificity when a 3t scanenr is used. U.S looks with sound and is less sensitive for cancer and usually inconclusive in the case of cancer. I have a case of 6 breast tumors missed by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Are lymph nodes found in the breast ultrasound a cause to be worried?

Are lymph nodes found in the breast ultrasound a cause to be worried?

Lymph nodes: Can normally occur within the breasts. They are common incidental findings on imaging. As long as they are normal in size and shape, they are nothing to worry about. If they look normal, many radiologists will not even mention them in the report. ...Read more

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I hate the pain of the mammagram so how painful is the breast ultrasound?

I hate the pain of the mammagram so how painful is the breast ultrasound?

Not very painful: Unless you have an underlying problem such as an infection or trauma, an ultrasound of the breast should not be more painful than a light massage. A probe combined with a special gel is used to look at the tissues. A mammogram can be painful to some since the breast is pressed between the x-ray ...Read more

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Breast ultrasound indicate 2 hypoechoic nodule with well defined margins. Meaning?

Breast ultrasound indicate 2 hypoechoic nodule with well defined margins. Meaning?

Cyst?: This could be bening cysts. However you should have your dr either do fna for pathology or close surveillance. ...Read more

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Are doctors comfortable with having breast ultrasound imaging and a biopsy in the same day?

Are doctors comfortable with having breast ultrasound imaging and a biopsy in the same day?

Yes.: While some patients will need blood work or to alter their current medication regimen prior to a biopsy, most could have it performed the same day as the ultrasound. Frequently they are not done the same day because of scheduling and/or billing logistics, not from a medical necessity. ...Read more

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I had a back shoulder pain after my right breast ultrasound what are the reasons? And how it can be cured?

I had a back shoulder pain after my right breast ultrasound what are the reasons? And how it can be cured?

Depends on diagnosis: Low energy so likely to improve with time (6 weeks) ie some type of strain of the muscle, ligament or tendon. Usually responds with rest, ice, and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My mrs have burning in left breast. Ultrasound dopler report is ok now what should we do next procedure please reply?

My mrs have burning in left breast. Ultrasound dopler report is ok now what should we do next procedure please reply?

Talk to your MD: The test must have been ordered by your doctor please follow up with him/her.
If all is negative per your md you may want to cut the caffeine as that can increase cysts on your breasts and cause burning and pain. ...Read more

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I have just had a breast ultrasound, and am 38. My left breast is swollen more so than my right. I can see dark globs in the ultrasound images.

I have just had a breast ultrasound, and am 38. My left breast is swollen more so than my right. I can see dark globs in the ultrasound images.

Wait for the report: It is stressful when you pass through breast check, but there is not point of speculating what you have seen.
The report would reveal the findings to you
Hope you hear good news ...Read more

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I'm 19. Breast ultrasound showed a nodule at 9oclock consistent with intramammary gland. Biras cat 2-benign. Should I worry? What does it mean?

I'm 19. Breast ultrasound showed a nodule at 9oclock consistent with intramammary gland. Biras cat 2-benign. Should I worry? What does it mean?

Sounds like: A benign breast nodule, an intramammary lymph node. These are common benign findings. Why were you having the ultrasound done? What is the size of the nodule? Do you have family risks? See your doctor who ordered the ultrasound to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Just had a breast ultrasound and it says 3cm FN. What does the FN stand for. I will be following up with my Doc but can't get in until next week. Ta?

Just had a breast ultrasound and it says 3cm FN. What does the FN stand for. I will be following up with my Doc but can't get in until next week. Ta?

Fibroadenoma.: It stands for fibroadenoma, a relatively common benign breast nodule. Ultrasound cannot really make a definitive histologic diagnosis (that would require biopsy), but if all of the sonographic features are present, ultrasound can predict it with a high degree of probability. This could be followed up at 6 month intervals, or undergo needle biopsy if a more immediate diagnosis is desired. ...Read more

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Had a breast ultrasound, they said I had tissue then muscle then more tissue, said he could understand why it's painful how does this make it painful?

Had a breast ultrasound, they said I had tissue then muscle then more tissue, said he could understand why it's painful how does this make it painful?

Fibrocystic: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can sometimes swell (usually due to hormone fluctuations during the cycle) and can cause tenderness. These fibrocystic changes are common and the pain is usually intermittant. ...Read more

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Breast nodule or a cyst? I just had a breast ultrasound and was first told they saw a nodule, but then later said is probably a cyst and that it may have even exploded. What does this all mean? What is the difference between a nodule and a cyst?

Breast nodule or a cyst? I just had a breast ultrasound and was first told they saw a nodule, but then later said is probably a cyst and that it may have even exploded. What does this all mean? What is the difference between a nodule and a cyst?

Shadows/echos: A nodule looks solid on ultrasound (us) and a cyst is fluid filled. Depending on the machine quality and technician performing the exam, they can be difficult to distinguish. In these cases the radiologist will often come in the room to take a look or perform the exam. A 3-6 month repeat us is usually advised or you can ask for a biopsy. If you are worried, find a breast surgeon to evaluate you. ...Read more