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I am going for a baseline digital mammogram. What should I expect?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: A dood idea

Do not apply deodorant that day.
The test takes only a few minutes but leave yourself an hour or longer for the paper work and if they had to do more images. Some patients experience some discomfort with the mammogram. But most do not. You should be able to resume your usual activities afterwards. If you don't receive your results in 2-3 weeks call and inquire. Also schedule a clinical breast exam.

In brief: A dood idea

Do not apply deodorant that day.
The test takes only a few minutes but leave yourself an hour or longer for the paper work and if they had to do more images. Some patients experience some discomfort with the mammogram. But most do not. You should be able to resume your usual activities afterwards. If you don't receive your results in 2-3 weeks call and inquire. Also schedule a clinical breast exam.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mammogram

The tech will ask you to stand facing the mammo machine, and place one breast at a time on a flat surface.
A flat compression paddle will gently be lowered to compress your breast. Compression spreads out the breast tissue and eliminates motion.The compression may be uncomfortable,but shouldn't hurt. Compression usually lasts no more than a few seconds. 2 views of each breast are obtained.

In brief: Mammogram

The tech will ask you to stand facing the mammo machine, and place one breast at a time on a flat surface.
A flat compression paddle will gently be lowered to compress your breast. Compression spreads out the breast tissue and eliminates motion.The compression may be uncomfortable,but shouldn't hurt. Compression usually lasts no more than a few seconds. 2 views of each breast are obtained.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Radiologyinfo.org

Will fill you in on mammo.

In brief: Radiologyinfo.org

Will fill you in on mammo.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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