I had my first mammogram done last week and I have received a call back from my doctor stating they want to do an ultrasound because there was some thickening on my right breast. My appointment for my ultrasound could not be scheduled for two weeks. I'm very nervous about this does anyone have ideas as to what this could be. The breast is sometimes sore but not always. As far as I know the doctor did not find any lumps because I feel like she would have said something during my yearly exam because she is a breast cancer survivor.
Breast thickening really does not mean anything and is a non-specific finding. This can represent areas of increased breast tissue density, hormonal breast changes, or areas of neoplasm or cancer. This would warrant further examination such as an ultrasound or a biopsy.
I believe you should also ask your doctor about the birads score of your mammogram. Birads is a standardized reporting which tells us if the mammogram findings are most likely benign, malignant, or would need further tests. You can learn more about birads here: http://biradsclass.blogspot.com
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