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1/27/2018I recently had a call back for a diagnostic mammogram and tomography with CAD along with an ultrasound. After the ultrasound was done the tech came back and said that there was a cyst with debris and that they wanted me to come back in 6 months for another ultrasound/mammo to monitor it....I just received a copy of the report today and in it there is no mention of a cyst with debris specifically. It does say "Bilateral whole breast ultrasound demonstrates a probably benign cyst in the right breast at 7:00, 2 cm from the nipple 3x3x5mm. Impression: Probably benign. Recommend short interval 6 month diagnostic mammographic follow-up on the right and targeted right breast ultrasound. BI-RADS 3 Also there was a focally dilated duct at 10:00 without suspicious intraluminal nodularity.

I guess the questions I have are: 1) If she told me it was a cyst with debris, why wouldn't it specify that finding on the report? 2) What would cause a dilated duct ? 3) Would it be unusual not to feel the 3x3x5mm cyst?
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1/28/2018Your report is read by a radiologist and for further clarification, you should call and ask to speak to them, not go by what the technologist told you. Ductal dilated could be caused by inflammation. Very doubtful you would be able to feel a cyst that is 3x3x5 millimeters in size.

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