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Re: The dreaded mammogram call

Women are advised now to wait 30 days after vaccine to get mamms. My radiology ctr asked me when I was vaxxed and in what arm. Swollen lymph nodes are very common after the vaxx, giving false positives that something is wrong. I doubt most radiology ctrs are doing mamms if the vaccine was less than 30 days ago. 

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Re: The dreaded mammogram call

It is ALWAYS welcome to see positive threads such as yours here! Congratulions!😊

 

 

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Re: The dreaded mammogram call


@chrystaltree wrote:

I had my yearly mammogram 3 weeks ago and a few days later I got the call to come back for a diagnostic mammogram and a breast ultrasound.  I didn't tell hubby or anyone except my friend who is a physician.  I didn't want to worry anyone and 3 weeks was such a long time to wait.  My friend explained it's not uncommon and 90% of the time repeat mammograms show nothing or it's something benign like a cyst. I didn't panic or overreact but I did think about it when things were quiet..  I'm fortunate,  just a tiny little cyst.  Of no significance at all.  Much too tiny to think about removing and unlikely to change.  No follow up, just continue with my yearly mammograms.  It's a big relief.  


So happy to hear you had a good outcome. That is not a call any of us like getting.

 

Same thing happened to me this year a couple of weeks before I had set my retirement date. My mind went to a bad place for a bit, but I was lucky to get an appointment same week as call. Said it was a cyst. What I did not expect was the  $800 bill for the ultrasound. Ugh. But better that than the alternative.

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@kate2357 wrote:

@chrystaltree wrote:

I had my yearly mammogram 3 weeks ago and a few days later I got the call to come back for a diagnostic mammogram and a breast ultrasound.  I didn't tell hubby or anyone except my friend who is a physician.  I didn't want to worry anyone and 3 weeks was such a long time to wait.  My friend explained it's not uncommon and 90% of the time repeat mammograms show nothing or it's something benign like a cyst. I didn't panic or overreact but I did think about it when things were quiet..  I'm fortunate,  just a tiny little cyst.  Of no significance at all.  Much too tiny to think about removing and unlikely to change.  No follow up, just continue with my yearly mammograms.  It's a big relief.  


So happy to hear you had a good outcome. That is not a call any of us like getting.

 

Same thing happened to me this year a couple of weeks before I had set my retirement date. My mind went to a bad place for a bit, but I was lucky to get an appointment same week as call. Said it was a cyst. What I did not expect was the  $800 bill for the ultrasound. Ugh. But better that than the alternative.


Your health insurnce didnt pay for the follow up??

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Re: The dreaded mammogram call

WOW, @chrystaltree, I could have written this exact same post myself, although my experience was many years ago. I told NO ONE. I had to wait a long time for the follow-up so I did begin to get a little panicky. I made an appt. with my doctor, who was also a friend, and although he was generally a man of few words he really stepped up and calmed me right down. I remember it so well and I'm grateful to him to this very day. Thank you, Ben. Woman Happy      

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I went for a mammogram yesterday morning.  Later in the day I found out that all was ok.  Last year after my mammogram I got a call the next day, so the following day I had to go for the diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound.  Thankfully,  all was ok after that.  Glad you're ok!

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I am so glad that you received good news. 

 

I totally understand not informing family members, why worry them needlessly. 

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@Just Bling wrote:

That is great news....

 

 

Did you know the percentage of women that actually go for their mammograms is less than 50%.....I was amazed when the nurse told me that.

 

Not going doesn't mean nothing is wrong.


@Just Bling 

I have a friend that has never had a mammogram. I will not get into her reasons why, since that is not what this thread is about.

 

So far it has worked out for her, but I would not be able to take not knowing. I am like clock work. I get a mammogram every year. Even last year during COVID.

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@sherrikay  I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in getting that dreaded call back, with bad news. I also had early stage breast cancer (15 years ago!) and radiation and medication. I hope you are doing well. Take care.

 

 

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i am doing fine now and thank you for your kind words wiscfan3