Mammogram and u/s
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|Thu, 08-19-2010 - 11:46am|
So, the straight-on mammograms weren't so bad at all. The side-views hurt! The skin was pulled so taught that it felt like my sternum was going to pop out of my skin when I had to lift my chin to keep it out of the field of the imaging. Ouch! But the results were great: clear images, and nothing abnormal was found on the ultrasound (which had to be done b/c the fibroid in question was just under my breast).
The doctor who saw me simply said that sometimes, breast cartilage can get inflamed and cause pain. I'm just a little bit confused, b/c the pain was so severe, and a fibroid (which the other doc I saw had suspected) does make sense. Breast fibroids are more common when hormones shift during a woman's cycle and become imbalanced. Towards the end on a cycle, the pain that they can cause dissipates as the hormones shift again. But the doctor I saw today didn't see or feel what he'd call a fibroid. I can still feel the spot, but it doesn't hurt anymore and doesn't seem to be as big. So I guess I'll just be happy with my clean bill of breast health and wait to see what the prolactin and TSH tests that my obgyn ordered show.