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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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How long does it take to get mammogram results? I have been waiting.

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
How long does it take to get mammogram results? I have been waiting.

Mammo results: The legal requirement of the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA) is that you receive a results letter within 30 days. Have you been waiting longer? Even if you haven't, if you are concerned, call your doctor's office and ask about the results. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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How long does it take to get results from a diagnostic mammogram?

Dr. Holly Maes
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How long does it take to get results from a diagnostic mammogram?

Varies by institutio: Different centers have different turn-around. Many centers for breast excellence have radiologists who immediately read your mammogram while you are still there. Some places call you next day. Yet others may take days to get final report and send you a letter in mail, sometimes up to a week later. Ask for specifics wherever you are actually having your mammogram done. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Please tell me how long it takes for to get mammogram results back?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Please tell me how long it takes for to get mammogram results back?

Mammo results: The legal requirement of the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA) is that you receive a results letter within 30 days. Most often patients will hear from their doctor much sooner. If you are very worried, call your doctors office for results. Typically the report should be available within a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can it take long to get mammogram results?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
Can it take long to get mammogram results?

Mammo results: The legal requirement of the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA) is that you receive a results letter within 30 days. Most often patients will hear from their doctor much sooner. If you are very worried, call your doctors office for results. Typically the report should be available within a couple of days. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Please tell me how long it takes for to get mammogram results?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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Our group: Provides reports to referring doctors within 24 hours. It may take a few days for the results to arrive in a patient's mailbox. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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How long do I have to wait before getting mammogram results?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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How long do I have to wait before getting mammogram results?

Mammo results: The legal requirement of the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA) is that you receive a results letter within 30 days. Have you been waiting longer? Even if you haven't, if you are concerned, call your doctor's office and ask about the results. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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How long is the result of a mammogram?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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How long is the result of a mammogram?

Not very: It is increasingly the norm that a patient will be given an initial impression of the mammogram study before they leave the imaging facility. A final report to the patient will routinely follow by mail in a few days along with a report to the referring physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
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How long should you have to wait for results of diagnostic mammogram?

Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
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Diagnostic: Mammogram should be interpreted by the radiologist while you wait. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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I wanted to know when you get a mammogram, do you get the results right away?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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It depends: It depends on the facility, some may offer same day results. Call the facility and check their policy. Otherwise the results will probably be ready in a day or two. ...Read more

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How long after i stop nursing can I get a baseline mammogram?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Mammo: The lactational changes of the breast will make the breasts more dense, and the mammogram less sensitive in detecting cancer, so you should wait at least 6 months for those changes to resolve. ...Read more

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