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I have a couple of questions of a female nature.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Update: One binge in 22 days. I feel good about that.

Tomorrow is my diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. My gyn found a lump on January 8 and I'm finally getting the test done. I was supposed to have it last Friday, but we had an ice storm and I postponed it. My hubby will drive me. It will be a comfort to have him there, though I'm not worried about the appointment. I just appreciate his support.

I've heard many women say that when they find a lump it often leads to a biopsy. I am not looking forward to that, if it has to happen. They won't just decide to do it tomorrow will they? They would have to read the mammogram and have the radiologist read the ultrasound, right? Then my doctor will call me to her office or schedule me another appointment for the biopsy, right? anyone been through this and care to share with me?

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    LoriLee I smypathize with you on this subject. I've been through it several times and have been ok. The time of month varies the contents of the breast and most lumps aren't cancerous. I will pray for you even though this post is after the fact. good luck and hope all has come out ok. Lucinda
    1895 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    I was also gonna say that it depends on the facility. I had my diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound done at a small town hospital. They were very concerned and sent me to the breast center for a biopsy. The dr. there looked at the mass, wasn't concerned at all and didn't do the biopsy. Just a follow up ultrasound in six months. Phew! :) I know its hard to not worry, but just know that most lumps are not cancer.
    1904 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    prepare for the worst and be happy for the best that my motto
    1904 days ago
    You may or you may not. It depends on what they see, what kind of facility you are in, and on your doctors discretion.

    That was not helpful at all, I know. lol I am sorry.

    Big Hugs
    1904 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Procedures here are probably different from where you live so I'm sorry I can't help there. Hope all goes smoothly for you though!
    1904 days ago
    Sorry to hear you have to go through this!

    I had to have a second mammogram and then an ulteasound when my mammogram showed changes from the year before. They told me it was a cyst within ten minutes and that was that...I haven't had to have a biopsy. The imaging place I go to called my doctor when the second mammogram was strange as well and got orders for the ultrasound the same day...so I knew right away...Scary but I didn't have to come back and wait not knowing.

    Good luck tomorrow... I will be praying. emoticon
    1904 days ago
    Wish I could help but I've yet to get a mammogram. I can't imagine them springing surgery on you on the spot, though.

    I hope the appointment goes well!
    1904 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2013 7:32:12 PM
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