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I hate the pain of the mammagram so how painful is the breast ultrasound?
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not very painful
Unless you have an underlying problem such as an infection or trauma, an ultrasound of the breast should not be more painful than a light massage.
A probe combined with a special gel is used to look at the tissues. A mammogram can be painful to some since the breast is pressed between the x-ray

In brief: Not very painful
Unless you have an underlying problem such as an infection or trauma, an ultrasound of the breast should not be more painful than a light massage.
A probe combined with a special gel is used to look at the tissues. A mammogram can be painful to some since the breast is pressed between the x-ray
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Painless, but...
Breast ultrasound is essentially painless however it does not replace a mammogram.
Mammograms are most useful for cancer screening, looking for a cancer before it is evident on exam. An ultrasound is a poor screening tool; it is most useful for helping to define if what we see on mammography warrants biopsy. As painful as a mammogram is for you, please get them yearly--they really do save lives.

In brief: Painless, but...
Breast ultrasound is essentially painless however it does not replace a mammogram.
Mammograms are most useful for cancer screening, looking for a cancer before it is evident on exam. An ultrasound is a poor screening tool; it is most useful for helping to define if what we see on mammography warrants biopsy. As painful as a mammogram is for you, please get them yearly--they really do save lives.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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