Does a mammogram hurt?

I'm getting my first whats it like,does it hurt?


Asked by kim168 at 9:43 AM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Health

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  • YES, and you must do it!!! It's a must..... It is a little unconfortable but in the end its worth finding out and its an important test..... Just did mine last year..... done and over everything fine.....


    Answer by mybabyjr at 9:48 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

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  • It doesn't hurt but it's not comfortable either, basically they squish your boobs as much as they can.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 9:46 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

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  • I just had my first mammogram two weeks ago and it did not hurt at all. There was just a very slight amount of pressure on my boob. The only real uncomfortable part was when my shoulder was kind of pressed up against the machine. I was terrified of having my first one. You hear such horror stories! But it was nothing! I would gladly take 10 mammograms over a pap smear any day!
    You'll do fine.

    Answer by GMR at 10:02 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

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  • Yes I have had one every year sence I was 40. It's not painful, more like pressure. They squish your breast between 2 plastic plate type things. It's uncomfortable, and it does not last that long. It's like getting a PAP smear. You don't like it, but it has to be done.


    Answer by louise2 at 10:04 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

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  • It may hurt, but it isn't unbearable, and it isn't for very long. It is not embarrassing. The techs have done it many times before I know exactly what they are doing. Usually you are in a thin gown that they let you keep draped over the other side. It only takes about 5 minutes at most for each side. Then they have you wait until they are sure the pictures came out well. Sometimes there is a doctor who reads it right then and can ask for more if something is questionable. Sometimes you are just told to call your doctor for the results. It is important to get them.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:05 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

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  • I have had 2!! Just as everyone said, they are NOT painful, just uncomfortable! To me, I liked to have froze to death.. lol It was soo cold.. You'll do fine.. The technician will tell you what you need to do.. Just be sure to ask all the questions that you may have..

    Answer by honeys_sugamama at 10:43 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

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