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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|5/21/2012||I received the results from my breast MRI today, and I would like to know what they mean. The report did not give much information only that a "7mm oval mass with irregular margins with heterogeneous rim enhancement" was found at the base of my right nipple. I am a 29 year old woman with a slight family history of breast cancer. I have been experiencing spontaneous bloody nipple discharge, pain, enlargement and my nipple seems to be getting thicker. What should my next steps be, and does it seem like something I should be concerned with? Thanks for the help!|
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|5/21/2012||MRI is highly sensitive but not specific. oval is a comforting work however given the comment of irregular margins makes it confusing. usually ultrasound is done to look more closely at the finding from MRI and though young, mammography may be recommended too. there is clearly an abnormality cuusing the symptoms so it would be wise to pursue. usually bloody nipple discharge is associated with a papilloma in the duct. however there can be other causes as well. so follow up. we hope the final outcome is benign and that the symptoms are easy to eliminate.|
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