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MAMMOGRAM, UGH!

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM
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Ok call me dumb but didn't realize at 35 they like to do a mammogram as a baseline.

Damn check up, I have panic going to the Drs now I have to go get a mammogam.  I know I know it is for my own good.  But I have to wait til the 28th & bc of my stupid anxiety (which I'm working on) I will worry & worry & worry.  I jus want to get it done now!

Really wish there was an easier way to detect cancer than smooshing our boobs!

Please tell me they are't that bad!!

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CABZS
by Emerald Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 3:41 PM

bump

FoxFire363
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 3:57 PM
I had a diagnostic one today (as opposed to a general screening one like they recommend as a yearly thing). Because it was diagnostic, they just did the one side. No it wasn't bad at all, and I have sensitive boobs as well as anxiety. The anticipation of the test was fat worse than the actual procedure. Because I had a digital one, the doc was able to read it right away, and I was happy to hear that the results are good. It was a huge relief.
cowboysgirl3227
by Silver Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM

 I have had three in my life so far and I can promise you they are not bad at all.  They are a little uncomfortable and it is awkward standing there topless getting your boobs smashed but it is over very quickly.  My last one (last year) I got the results right away so I did not have to stress over that at all.  I always worry about stuff like that and then after I am left wondering what I was all worked up for LOL.  Good luck to you!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM

I get a mammogram and ultrasound twice a year due to my cancer risk.  I have been doing this since I was 20 years old.  I am 41 years old now and it has become routine for me.  I have 13 breast tumors that are being monitored.  They are uncomfortable especially if you are on your period.  It isn't that big of a deal and doesn't take that long so just relax and get it done. 

SommelierMom
by Emerald Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:05 PM
I've been getting them for ten years. They're quick and pretty painless. It's really no big deal.
vetNmommy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:07 PM

I have to start getting them and I am 29. ): Due to having thyroid cancer, and a family histpry of breast cancer, I guess they want to be proactive.

CABZS
by Emerald Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

 I am getting it done, it is scheduled for the 28th.

Quoting Anonymous:

I get a mammogram and ultrasound twice a year due to my cancer risk.  I have been doing this since I was 20 years old.  I am 41 years old now and it has become routine for me.  I have 13 breast tumors that are being monitored.  They are uncomfortable especially if you are on your period.  It isn't that big of a deal and doesn't take that long so just relax and get it done. 

 

CABZS
by Emerald Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM

 So glad everything is good :) The Dr already warned me bc of my anxiety that sometimes they ask for a 2nd one on younger people bc breasts are more dense or something like that.  I've heard about that before & my friend had one done last year & had a 2nd one for that reason as well.

If I could just get over anxiety I'd be good!

Quoting FoxFire363: I had a diagnostic one today (as opposed to a general screening one like they recommend as a yearly thing). Because it was diagnostic, they just did the one side. No it wasn't bad at all, and I have sensitive boobs as well as anxiety. The anticipation of the test was fat worse than the actual procedure. Because I had a digital one, the doc was able to read it right away, and I was happy to hear that the results are good. It was a huge relief.

 

pasteeater_too
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

I've had many of them.  For me it was slightly uncomfortable but it doesn't hurt afterwards.  I just hate strangers tugging and touching my breasts.  That's why it's uncomfortable for me.  It's only like ten minutes.

I''m like you too.  I have panic attacks when I have to go certain places.  My doctor was very good with that.  Gave me time to breathe and relax.

fullxbusymom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Here it is 40.  Before then they say the breast tissue is too dense to get an accurate picture. 

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