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Dr. John Rhoades
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Persistant focal asymmetry in right breast on both view. Ultrasound found fluid cyst but is smaller in size to focal asymmetry in mammogram. Worry?

Dr. John Rhoades
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Persistant focal asymmetry in right breast on both view. Ultrasound found fluid cyst but is smaller in size to focal asymmetry in mammogram. Worry?

Follow directions.: Just follow directions from you DR, but make sure you do go in for followup. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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I had my first mammogram and they called me back for an ultrasound. What could be the reason?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
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I had my first mammogram and they called me back for an ultrasound. What could be the reason?

Very common: Ultrasound is often used to evaluate densities seen on a mammogram. Most often a round density on a mammogram is a benign cyst or benign breast tumor called a fibroadenoma. If the ultrasound suggests an alternative diagnosis it can be used to guide biopsy. Basically it is a second test used to provide additional information. ...Read more

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Dr. David Rothfeld
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My mom had breast cancer, i'm 39 and i just had a mammogram and breast ultrasound and got called back to my doctor, should I be worried?

Dr. David Rothfeld
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My mom had breast cancer, i'm 39 and i just had a mammogram and breast ultrasound and got called back to my doctor, should I be worried?

No just follow-up: You had a screening mammogram. This test is designed to determine if your mammogram is normal or abnormal. An abnormal mammogram does not mean you have breast cancer. You can have a fibroadenoma, a breast cyst or other benign breast condition which are much more common than breast cancer. The next step if the screening mammogram is abnormal is to perform a diagnostic mammogram of the area. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Why would a radiologist have the hospital call me 24 hours after my mammogram to request that i come in for an ultrasound asap?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Why would a radiologist have the hospital call me 24 hours after my mammogram to request that i come in for an ultrasound asap?

The radiologist: saw something that needs further characterization, possibly a mass or potential cyst. Usually these turn out to be nothing of concern, but sometimes not. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
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Had a mammogram got a call from dr said they need to do another. Show asstimatic on left side. Just had ultrasound dr said no worry what should ithink?

Dr. Diane Minich
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Get it done: About 80% of the time it turns out to be nothing, But if it is something you can get treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Mammagram was normal and ultrasound showed abnormality and was told i need a biopsy asap. And i need to call my dr immediately. Should i be worried?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Mammagram was normal and ultrasound showed abnormality and was told i need a biopsy asap. And i need to call my dr immediately. Should i be worried?

The abnormality: on the ultrasound is not negated because it was not seen on mammo. It is normal to be concerned because obviously the radiologist thought there was something suspicious on the ultrasound. However, about 70-80% of the time the biopsy will turn out benign, so the odds are in your favor. . ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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After an abnormal mammogram and an abnormal ultrasound, what are the chances of the MRI coming back abnormal?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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After an abnormal mammogram and an abnormal ultrasound, what are the chances of the MRI coming back abnormal?

If there is: a specific abnormality identified on both ultrasound and mammography, it will probably be visualized on MRI as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Monson
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I had both the same day, and the mammogram come back normal, but the ultrasound came back abnormal? Which one is more accurate?

Dr. Keith Monson
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I had both the same day, and the mammogram come back normal,  but the ultrasound came back abnormal? Which one is more accurate?

Different: Mammogram and ultrasound look at different qualities. Mammogram is good at seeing tissue that is more dense than surrounding tissue and for calcifications. Ultrasound is good at seeing the whether those tissues are solid or fluid-filled or both. The two together, in addition to the physician's exam, help to create a more complete picture. Trust in your doctor to interpret these findings for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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