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What does it mean that I got insulted when a mammogram tech asked if I gained weight since last mammogram and then she hurt me?
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Change on mammogram
The technologist may have asked because of a change in appearance of the breasts on the mammogram.
Sometimes, adipose tissue is deposited in the breasts as one gains weight and the breasts look larger compared with the prior study.

In brief: Change on mammogram
The technologist may have asked because of a change in appearance of the breasts on the mammogram.
Sometimes, adipose tissue is deposited in the breasts as one gains weight and the breasts look larger compared with the prior study.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It means that
You have thin skin about your weight, and hate the "compresion" associated with mammograms - -do you really think the tech was being cruel and sadistic? If you do, file a complaint at the center that did you mammo.
But i'll bet you did gain weight and you are sensitive about it! ;-}.

In brief: It means that
You have thin skin about your weight, and hate the "compresion" associated with mammograms - -do you really think the tech was being cruel and sadistic? If you do, file a complaint at the center that did you mammo.
But i'll bet you did gain weight and you are sensitive about it! ;-}.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
In brief: Weight gain
Possibly your mammogram changed in appearance, or technical factors changed, and tech asked about weight gain to account for the change.
Compression can be uncomfortable, but without it the mammogram would be useless. I doubt if the tech was purposely trying to hurt you, most likely she was trying to take the best picture possible.

In brief: Weight gain
Possibly your mammogram changed in appearance, or technical factors changed, and tech asked about weight gain to account for the change.
Compression can be uncomfortable, but without it the mammogram would be useless. I doubt if the tech was purposely trying to hurt you, most likely she was trying to take the best picture possible.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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