Don't worry... if there's anything there, they'll find it!
I was told when I had mine that some of the mammograms were a bit vague due to dense tissue so I got sent back in for more to be done. This doesn't seem to be an issue for the ultrasound however so between the two they get a pretty good picture of how things are.
If your breasts are a bit swollen due to hormone changes, you might want to take a couple of painkillers to be on the safe side. Women seem to have different experiences of the mammograms. I was expecting them to be far more painful than they actually were as I had heard several stories about how much they hurt. I found them to be more uncomfortable than really painful. It helped to conciously relax into it rather than tense against it.
Remember too that even if it does turn out to be something, treatments for BC have come such a very long way in the last few years and the prognosis is so much better than it was 13 years ago.
Best of luck for your appointment today. Hugs x
Having just gone through what you're going through, my heart goes out to you. I can't give you any medical answers but I can say that the initial not knowing was, for me, by far the worst part. I'll be keeping everything crossed for you tomorrow. Please don't read any books etc, or google, as keeks says. It puts the fear of God in you and a lot of it is unnecessary and outdated.
Best of luck, and big hugs xxx
Hi Bkw89 welcome.
you have done exactly the right thing in getting this looked at, unfortunately this also brings a lot of stress and worry. One minute you are ok then you either want to rip someone's head off or burst into tears. It's all stress and completely normal. You are in no way being a drama queen, you feel what you feel when you feel it with very little control.
You will also probably feel phantom pains from your body being tense. Mine were lower back, kneck and sholders. But most of all I am sure you are prodding and poking around feeling for changes.
I am afraid that's all normal as well. Most lumps turn out to be nothing to worry about but until you know it's only natural to worry. Stay away from doctor Google. You will just freak yourself out.
I hope it all goes well tomorrow.
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