11 doctors weighed in:

Would mammography or mammogram procedure hurt?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tina Stein
Radiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most women

experience some mild discomfort during the few seconds of breast compression.
Some barely feel anything, and a few with more sensitive breasts report that there is pain. For the vast majority of patients it is a well tolerated procedure.

In brief: Most women

experience some mild discomfort during the few seconds of breast compression.
Some barely feel anything, and a few with more sensitive breasts report that there is pain. For the vast majority of patients it is a well tolerated procedure.
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Dr. Heidi Memmel
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Discomfort

Mammogram may cause discomfort, but the compression lasts only for a few seconds.

In brief: Discomfort

Mammogram may cause discomfort, but the compression lasts only for a few seconds.
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