During a recent doctor's visit, my doctor decided to refer me for an ultrasound. My referral says, "non palpable masses" "fibrocystic chnages" and "routine baseline evaluation". I saw this doctor 6 days before beginning my menstrual cycle. She did not mention coming back after my cycle had come and gone to review the fibrocystic changes. She also didn't refer me for a mammogram. I am 26 years of age with no family history of cancer or fibrocystic breast disease. Is referring a patient my age for this "routine ultrasound" common? I have not been able to find one single person in the same situation in one month of searching.
I am having no symptoms or irregular bumps, discharges colorings, or feelings. I went in for a basic physical. My breasts are tender prior to my cycle, but never pain beyond a 1 on a scale from 1-10. My breasts are generally a bit lumpy and full prior to my cycle, but my doc specifically said- everything was uniform and "moved with her". The ultrasound seems so strange to me. I scheduled it, because I am so scared. There seems like no reason for it but she was so intent on me going I feel afraid not to.
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