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42, female w small breast. Normal mammogram last week exp. Random tingling, numbness, heaviness in right breast. Seeking cause & treatment?

42, female w small breast. Normal mammogram last week exp. Random tingling, numbness, heaviness in right breast. Seeking cause & treatment?

Clinical Breast exam: If not already done, a clinical breast exam(cbe) done by your doctor is the first step to find the cause. Since your mammogram is normal, i doubt that we will find anything obvious to explain the cause of your breast symptoms, so visit your doctor for cbe; if it is normal, then i would not worry about anything else and treat this discomfort with a mild pain medicine like 2 tabs of tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. ...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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What would cause pain in the left breast mammogram was all normal. ?

What would cause pain in the left breast mammogram was all normal. ?

Are you: referring to pain from the mammogram? Occasionally this is due to the amount of compression or aggressive positioning. If it was just temporary, it is probably nothing to worry about, and may not recur with the next mammogram. If the pain is a symptom not related to the mammogram, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in the same spot for two years now in my right breast. I have had two mammograms and one ulta sound and was told it was normal. ?

I have pain in the same spot for two years now in my right breast. I have had two mammograms and one ulta sound and was told it was normal.  ?

Mastalgia: or breast pain may be due to multiple factors: hormonal fluctuations, tight fitting or pushup bras, inflammation, irritation, or manipulation just for starters. 2 years is quite a long time and I suggest hormone testing and a second opinion. ...Read more

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Mom is 43+ years old, got her mammogram done recently. Results showed right breast is negative and left Benign. What does this mean is it of normal?

Mom is 43+ years old, got her mammogram done recently. Results showed right breast is negative and left Benign. What does this mean is it of normal?

Findings: I'm guessing based on the info you are giving that the left side has benign changes. This means things seen that can be classified as either suspicious or benign. Benign findings usually means the radiologist doubts its of concern, but wants another mammogram in a year to confirm stability. ...Read more

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I have a place on my right breast that feels bruised. It's at the top/start of my breast. I've had it for almost 3 years. Had 2 mammograms - normal.

If you have: a lump, you should have it evaluated by your doctor.. Mammograms do not find all abnormalities. Ultrasound may be useful for further imaging evaluation. ...Read more

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How much can breast cancer develop in a year if mammogram was normal one year before?

How much can breast cancer develop in a year if mammogram was normal one year before?

The mean doubling: time(the average time it takes to double in size) for invasive breast cancer is about 130 days, with a range of estimates from 80 days to 260 days. ...Read more

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