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Would mammography or mammogram procedure hurt?

Would mammography or mammogram procedure hurt?

You're overdue : It may be somewhat uncomfortable but tolerable and well worth it. Mammography has decreased breast cancer mortality by up to 50%. If you get one every year rather than every other your chances of dying from breast cancer go down 30%. 20% of cancers are in women in their 40's. What have you been waiting for? ...Read more

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Mammogram (Definition)

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


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Did HSG test is done under anesthesia ?

Did HSG test is done under anesthesia ?

Not in my experience: The hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is performed with the patient fully conscious and cooperative. Sometimes the results are discussed with the patient in the procedure room, looking at the fluoroscopic images on the in room monitor. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?

Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?

Speak to surgeon: Some may, but many probably do not. You can ask for a culture of the nasal passages if you want one. ...Read more

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Is a CT scan a reliable test to detect bone cancer?

Is a CT scan a reliable test to detect bone cancer?

It is one option: Bone Cancer can be imaged with Bone scans, X-rays, CT scan and MRI scans. A good oncologist or radiologist can help to choose the more most appropriate imaging test/s ...Read more

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What test results indicate you need a leep procedure?

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What test results indicate you need a leep procedure?

Abnormal cervical bx: LEEP procedure takes a chunk out of the cervix to 1) diagnostically tell us we have no more dysplastic (precancerous) tissue left and be sure there is no definitive cancer beyond the color biopsy site and 2) to treat the dysplasia ...Read more

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How is a mammogram done digitally?

How is a mammogram done digitally?

No film: Mammo read off of special computer screen. Obtained same way. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Yes,: the ovaries are well visualized in early pregnancy, and any abnormalities would be documented. Later in pregnancy, the ovaries are more difficult to visualize and evaluate . ...Read more

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Right heart catheterization test procedure?

Right heart catheterization test procedure?

Pressure measurement: Right heart catheterization is usually carried out to measure oxygen levels, intracardiac pressures, and cardiac output, as well as cardiac tissue biopsies. The right side of the heart is reached through the venous system (from the leg (femoral) or the neck (jugular) vein). A catheter (plastic tube) is used to carry out the above tasks and a bioptome is used to do the biopsy. ...Read more

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Whether biopsy is always done after apendicitis surgery?

Whether biopsy is always done after apendicitis surgery?

Please clarify: Sometimes surgeons will biopsy during surgery for appendicitis, if they see something unusual while inside the abdominal cavity. If this does not answer your question, please clarify what organ or tissue was biopsied. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

Maybe: Your surgeon will ask you about your previous health history, prior surgeries, and your social situation, as these could signal an increased risk for carrying mrsa. Rarely is MRSA tested for prior to cosmetic surgery, however. ...Read more

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Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Computerized locati: The suspicious density, seen in x-ray but can not be felt , this area is located in two or more planes, marked, computer guided needle enters, at the marked site and takes biopsy, radio opaque, marker is placed for future reference, that biopsy was taken from correct location , then simple small dressing will be applied. ...Read more

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Positive/abnormal test may 2013 for cervical dysplasia. Repeat test jan 2014 same abnormal results. What procedure is next?. I want kids in future

Positive/abnormal test may 2013 for cervical  dysplasia. Repeat test jan 2014 same abnormal results. What procedure is next?. I want kids in future

Gynecologist ASAP: Please see gynecologists asap for gyne exam. There are many tests to follow as hpv test and more importantly biopsy. Early disease is easy to treat and probably preserves fertility. The ball is in your court. Do not delay. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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Could a psa test done on woman's blood?

Could a psa test done on woman's blood?

Yes....: Yes. Psa, over time since its discovery in 1970, has been disproved to be prostate-specific; in fact, it has been detected in normal and abnormal tissues of female breasts, amniotic fluid, female blood with fluctuating level through menstrual cycle. Psa-positive breast cancer has its better survival than that of psa-nagative one. ...Read more

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Which is a better diagnostic procedure a digital mammogram or sonogram?

Which is a better diagnostic procedure a digital mammogram or sonogram?

It depends: Neither is inherently better than the other, they are complementary diagnostic studies, and one or another or both may be appropriate depending on the clinical situation. At your age, ultrasound is probably the initial imaging study of choice if you have a lump. In the screening setting, mammo is the standard of care, but the role of ultrasound is evolving, particularly in dense breasts. ...Read more

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If pap smear test suggestive of lsil does it reqd biopsy before fibroid removal?

If pap smear test suggestive of lsil does it reqd biopsy before fibroid removal?

Colposcopy: If you had an abnormal pap smear then the next step is an examination under a microscope called a colposcopy. This will evaluate the extent of the problem and will guide the next steps in management. Abnormal pap smears may indicate HPV changes or precancerous cells of the cervix. This is not related to uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Beta HCG: If you mean test to diagnose pregnancy, urine and/or blood level of beta chain of human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone are tested. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscope test done ?

How is a colonoscope test done ?

Sedation: Colonoscopy is performed by placing a long, flexible tube along the entire colon and rectum via the anus. While people dread this, it is painless when done under sedation. The worst part is the day before when the "prep" is taken to purge the system. Although unpleasant, this will find polyps before they turn into cancers, thus saving one from major surgery. If you're 50, "get 'er done". ...Read more

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Would mammography or mammogram procedure hurt?

You're overdue : It may be somewhat uncomfortable but tolerable and well worth it. Mammography has decreased breast cancer mortality by up to 50%. If you get one every year rather than every other your chances of dying from breast cancer go down 30%. 20% of cancers are in women in their 40's. What have you been waiting for? ...Read more

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