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Mammogram and pain

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Re: Mammogram and pain

Thank you

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Re: Mammogram and pain

Hi Breagh

Thanks for posting.

It sounds as though the mammogram caused you quite a lot of pain which has not yet settled.

The amount of pain that people report after a mammogram varies from person to person and is often different each time you have a mammogram.  Some people do report bruising after the mammogram which can be quite sore and painful for several weeks until the bruise settles.

Mammograms after breast surgery can be more painful because of the scar tissue or nerve damage from the surgery, or from the way the tissue is stretched during the procedure. As you say the pain is related to your unaffected breast so it may be due to the compression and the way the tissue was stretched during the procedure.

As you sound concerned about the pain, it would be best to speak to your breast care nurse or GP about how to manage this. They may suggest regular pain relief in the first instance but if it persists for more than a couple of weeks may arrange a face to face appointment to see you.

We offer a range of free supportive services that you might be interested in. For more details about all of these services, please see the information on the link. 

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Mammogram and pain

Yesterday I had my first Mammogram since treatment @ surgery. My treated breast is now bruised.  However, during the Mammogram, I experienced a sudden excruciating pain, and now have a constant pain, which may be my rib, under my other breast.

Is this normal, and what has caused it?

Thank you

Breagh