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Ruptured Cyst During Mammogram

Hello,

I had a mammogram this morning and the technician actually ruptured a huge cyst in my left breast ... the cyst was about the size of a small plum.  We actually heard it pop ... it sounded like someone had pulled a cork out of a champange bottle. I was in terrible pain ... can someone tell me what happens with the fluid and will it cause any other problems.  Right now, i am feeling sick with flu like symptoms.  Thank you so very much!
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Hi,
Sorry to know that you have experienced so much pain...but this can happen sometimes even without the mammogram compression on the breast being the cause.If the lump was really a cyst,then I wouldn't worry because the fluid in the cyst is not toxic and the pain will eventually subside.  
However,your doctor should order more tests just to make sure that the lump was a 100% a cyst and not an abscess or something else.
I hope you'll feel better soon...and best wishes to you.
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