abnormal mammogram - a bit long
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|Thu, 07-12-2007 - 7:27pm|
Just what I need, another thing to worry about! I had my first mammogram right before I got pregnant. The results came back ABNORMAL with a recommendation for additional diagnostic spot compression mammogram of both breasts but by then I was PG. Because of the radiation, my doctor recommended doing a breast ultrasound instead which I had today.
The ultrasound tech spent a very long time looking at things and then said she was going to check with the doctor to see if he needed any other views. She was gone for what seemed like forever and when she returned, she had the doctor with her. He explained something about not routinely doing ultrasounds at this point because they often show things that aren't really a problem. He then first did some more ultrasounds of my right breast and said there was some "unusual ducts and some cysts" that he wasn't worried about.
He then moved on to the left and spent forever with the ultrasound with lots of talking between him and the tech that didn't make much sense to me. There was a spot that he was was "concerned about" (plus more "unusual ducts"). He said it was possible its just some fibrous tissue but he couldn't tell. He seemed a bit perplexed and made some comment about "never having this in 15 yrs". He finally said he wants me to come back in a few months but was concerned because the pregnancy hormones might cause what he is seeing to grow and that the changes that will occur in my breasts as my pregnancy continues will make it difficult to compare images.
UGH, as if I haven't been worrying enough about miscarriage, baby growing ok, possible birth defects, etc. - NOW, I'm worrying about my breasts.