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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|3/8/2012||Good morning, |
I am a 37 year old female currently on HRT (Estradot 100 mcG x 2 weekly) as I had a complete hysterectomy in 2010.
My mother died from BC and I go for yearly mammograms.
Prior to hysterectomy I used to experience breast tenderness and heaviness. Post all mammograms I would have to have follow up sonagrams due to breast density.
I went to see my GP for a lump I feel on my left breast this past Monday. She referred me for a sonogram as she thought it is fibroadenoma.
The sonar results are not conclusive and I would appreciate your insight as I am experiencing a burning sensation (like heartburn) behind the breast and pain if the breast is bumped.
These are the results:
No discrete focal hypoechoic or dominant ultrasonigraphically demonstrated nodule is demonstrated in the left breast, no further areas of echo distortion or dominant nodules seen on the right.
There is dense fibroglandual breast pattern demonstrated and the palpable nodularity may be related to the fibroglandular changes.
Clinical follow up, with management of palpable nodule remaining clinical at all times.
Conclusion: No discrete mass lesions demonstrated in the left breast in the 12'o clock position this area corresponds to an area of fibroglandular tissue change. No discrete early dominant nodules further. Diffuse fibroglandular tissue change.
Please help me understand these results?
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|3/8/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Mammograms are given a BIRADS score which indicates follow-up and need for biopsy. What you share from your mammogram and ultrasound sounds benign. However, anytime there is a palpable lump, despite imaging findings, we would biospy. Consider a second opinion with a breast surgeon at a Comprehensive Breast Center so a different pair of eyes is reviewing your case. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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