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General questions about breast health and possible symptoms.
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|2/27/2011||I am 47 years old. My mammograms in the past were normal. Over the past 1-2 years I've had a visible raised line on my right breast that has a couple of rubbery lumps and a small round one next to it. It is the same area that I had mastitis years ago when I was breastfeeding. Sometimes it is more noticeable than other times but seems to be more noticable when I get out of the shower. The person doing my mammogram could see it this time. I got a letter that they wanted me to come back for anothe mammogram and possibly an ultrasound. They said there was an increased density in both breasts since my last mammogram and some shadowing. They said I had scattered fibrous fibroglandular densities. Within the last year I had to go on a beta blocker Propranolol for high blood pressure. I don't know if that could affect anything but I can't stop worrying. My appointment for follow up testing is March 7. There is no history of breast cancer in my family. Thank you for any information.|
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|2/27/2011||meds you are on doesn't influence mammo. density simply means that the tissue is thicker/denser in spots. nothing alarming here. return for a more comprehensive evaluation.|
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