Mammography

What is Mammography?

Radiologic examination of the female breast with equipment and techniques designed to screen for cancer.

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Hi, I am 75years old and have been using 1xTritace and 4x Trandate to control my blood pressure for several years
with quite good results, until approx 2 months ago when my bp started lifting Taking extra trandate helped but it could not keep it down to a reasonable level. Iam talking of levels 170 to 200 Ihave had my treatment changed by my GP to twyntra 80/10
three days ago and still have high bp 170- 190 .How long does twynsta take to get results I have taken 5 tablets in 3 days the extra 2 tablets on Gp advice. How much can i take if it doesn't subside thank you, AAAAA.

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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     Some effects are seen in a few hours and maximum effects and stabilisation occur over a few days... You were already on two drugs and have been changed to two different classes of drugs..
     [Twynsta is telmisartan (Angiotensin Receptor Blocker) and amlodipine...

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Yes what should I look for in inflammatory breast cancer?

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Brief Answer:
Mammography advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
I understand your health concerns but can you please upload a picture of the lesion so that j can advise you better.
But according to your description it seems important to get a mammography done...

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I am not sure if I can ask for my wife.
She is covered under insurance policy.

My question is : She wants to get a mammograph to be done. Which doctor should I consult before and after test?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A general surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

To get a prescription for mammography, you will need to consult a general surgeon. After the mammography is done and reported by radiologist, you will need to take the report to the surgeon again.

Hope it helps.

Dr...

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Lump in breast still concerning me

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Brief Answer:
You need clinical examination and mammography.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Carlimadamo
Thanks for writing to us

You need proper clinical examination by a surgeon and need few investigations.
Any breast lump shouldn't be ignored.Lump may be due to inflammation,tumour etc.
During...

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This question is regarding mammography screening for my wife as a part of Annual Health Checkup. She is 30 year old and we have a 1.8 year old daughter who is still on breast feeding. I have a corporate health checkup package which also has mammography covered. Since my wife is just 30, I thought of skipping this test along with chest X-Ray and doing all other tests just to avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation. Kindly provide your opinion on whether skipping these tests are ok or you still advise doing this as part of the package? What is your opinion on radiation exposure through these tests?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not advised

Detailed Answer:
hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Mammography is not at all indicated below 35 years of age because of the risk of radiation involved.
Even if there is any breast pump or disorder, ultrasound of the breast is advised...

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Good day Doctor, my wife did a mammography and this was the conclusion of the test:

BILATERAL AXILLARY ADENOPATHY? REACTIVE
NO SIGNIFICANT ABNORMALITY IS SEEN IN THE BREAST PARENCHYMA.

Kindly explain what that means. Is there any cause for concern or immediate worries? Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following information are needed...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through the mammography report of your wife, and I can say as following:
- bilateral axillary adenopathy - reactive with no abnormality in the breast parenchyma, then, infection is suspected as the primary cause....

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My husband has been complaining of itchy nipples. Last week one of them displayed a discharge. We went to the doctor who took a blood test to check prolactin levels, which were normal however the test showed inflammation and they have ordered a mammography. What does all this mean?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
mammo to see whether cancer or infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query for your husband.
The male nipple having itchiness and now discharge from one of the nipples is a cause of
Concern.
This may be due to the infection caused by scratching the nipples.
By doing a...

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My Internal Medicine Dr said that on my last mammogram I had signs that I should have a different test next year when I have a mammogram. I do not understand why I should wait a year for this test to determine if there is a chance of breast cancer. I have a history of lung cancer they removed the lower lobe of my right lung and some limp nodes in 2001. Because of the action of the Doctors I never had to have radiation or chemotherapy. I do not know if I should consult a cancer doctor and pay for the test myself or wait for a year. I have three red spots on my right breast and mole on my right arm that has changed in the last three months. I am 72 years old.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Innediate biatera mammography test

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Since you are having a history of lung cancer,having 3 red spots in your right breast and you are 72 years od i woud advise you to do a biatera mammography test immediatey

You shoud not wait for a year for the mammography test...

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I have a query for my wife, Age 46. As a routine check-up, Mammography is done for both breasts. Following is the result of the report:

Both breasts show dense glandular parenchyma. Underlying lesion may be obscured.
No suspicious microcalcification cluster seen.
No skin thickening or nipple retraction seen.
Bilateral axillae show lymph nodes.

IMPRESSIONS: BIRADS grade 0.

ADV. : Clinical and sonomammography (USG breats) correlation to review BIRADS grading.

Please suggest, do I need to go for sonomammography?
Thanks & Regards
XXXX


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes,your wife need ultrasonography(USG).

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Yes,your wife need ultrasound of breasts.
Since breast tissue is dense,it may obscure underlying lesions.So,she is advised for ultrasound.
Sensitivity increases with combined procedure i.e mammography and ultrasound....

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My wife is looking into breast implants and wanted to know to have a feel for how much harder it will be to detect potential breast tumors post surgery. She's done the traditional Google searches and knows that implants will make it more difficult to spot tumors during mammography but she doesn't have a feel for the magnitude and importance of that effect. Can an oncologist opine on this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Risk is less than 5%.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Post surgery for breast implants it becomes comparatively more difficult to detect a cancer. The implants do compress the breast tissue in front of it and additional views are needed...

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hello, I had sebaceous cyst on left breast, two ultrasounds, two mammograms back in November, Dr said not cancerous, without health insurance, she recommended I leave it without removal, it then went down and now it is back and hurts, it is close to the skin next to nipple, should I be concerned?

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I had a biopsy and a mammogram. Also they alter sound... And they have told me that my lymph nodes under my arm swollen . The last couple of years I have had a tremendous amount of pain. On my elbows and hands that are quite swollen. I was wondering if this could cause a problem

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Hello, Just 2 hours ago I have noticed a pimple like sore under the nipple of my left breast. The tip is red and painful to touch but not very painful overall. Otherwise the breast looks normal. No tenderness as well. The right breast looks and feel normal as well. I feel fairly healthy overall. I am worried what this might be. My mammograms are normal every year. I am 42 years old. Thanks

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I am 68 yr old white female. Right side mastectomy 15 yrs ago, Now left breast has painful burning for past 5 days.--no lumps felt. Yearly mammograms detect no problems. Should this be a concern? Pain is not severe but burning is beginning to be a problem.

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I just got a recall back from a mammogram app. I'm very scared, what could it be if not cancer?

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