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Can I Get A Mammogram While Pregnant
One nipple suddenly seems larger and I notice visible veins on that breast only.I'm only 39 and am not pregnant.Should I get a mammogram asap?Cancer?
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Why?: Is there a lump that was detected on physical exam? If so, then an ultrasound would be done. If there was felt to be a need to do a mammo, your abdomen could be effectively shielded. Mammos use lower energy x rays which would not penetrate very far into your body even without shielding so with shielding exposure to the fetus should not be an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to have a mammogram if i might be a few days pregnant? Had one two days ago but, trying to conceive & the few days b4 mammogram were trying
Yes: From the American Association of Physicists in Medicine(aapm.org): "It is safe to have a mammogram while pregnant. The radiation dose received by the fetus is estimated to be extremely small - 60 times less than the dose received by the patient from one month of background radiation." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 26 and have milk in my right breast only I've had a mammogram done came back ok, never had kids nor been pregnant what should I do?
My wife just found out she is 7 to 8 weeks pregnant. She had a mammogram done 5 weeks ago. Should i be concerned about the radiation exposure ?
Yearly mammograms for strong family history of bc. Can i still have one at 4 weeks pregnant (just missed period)?
Probably: In theory, the goal is minimize any ionizing radiation during pregnancy. However, if abdomen is shielded and the beam angle is away from the pelvis, then it should be ok. Obviously you need to alert the people handling your mammogram of your pregnancy status. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes nipple discharge if you're not pregnant? Recently had a mammogram and a breast ultrasound. All was normal, however it has not stopped.
Sore breasts(with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. Hormonal imbalance may be causing your symptoms. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more
Im 39, not pregnt. No family history of breast cancer. Mammogram in june '13 - normal. Now have small amount clear fluid rt. Breast only. No pain/lump?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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