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How uncomfortable is the first mammogram after lumpectomy?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on

how soon after the lumpectomy, and the extent of the surgery.
If everything is healed, it probably won't feel any more uncomfortable than it did before.

In brief: Depends on

how soon after the lumpectomy, and the extent of the surgery.
If everything is healed, it probably won't feel any more uncomfortable than it did before.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Similar to Pre-Op

Following a lumpectomy for breast cancer, we usually wait 6 months before getting a follow-up mammogram.
By then, most of the healing has taken place and the mammogram is not too different than preop. Rarely, a mammogram is ordered soon after surgery, but the techs know to be very gentle under these circumstances.

In brief: Similar to Pre-Op

Following a lumpectomy for breast cancer, we usually wait 6 months before getting a follow-up mammogram.
By then, most of the healing has taken place and the mammogram is not too different than preop. Rarely, a mammogram is ordered soon after surgery, but the techs know to be very gentle under these circumstances.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: DON'T KNOW

It varies from person to person, one tip that has worked well with my patients is to take Ibuprofen (motrin) 200 ~ 600 mg, 30 min ~ 1hr before the mammogram.

In brief: DON'T KNOW

It varies from person to person, one tip that has worked well with my patients is to take Ibuprofen (motrin) 200 ~ 600 mg, 30 min ~ 1hr before the mammogram.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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