I went for my 1st baseline mammogram last week. I'm 40 years old. They called a week later to say they see a small dent in one of my breast's. I need to come in when the radiologist is there to have another mammogram and maybe an ultrasound. They have me coming back in about a week. I'm so worried! My mom says not to worry as if they were really worried they would have me come in ASAP, not in a week. Also that since this is my 1st one, they don't know what my normal breast looks like. But of course i cant stop worrying, and i have at least a week to wait and worry? What is a dent in the breast and how worried should i be?
Dear MOM67: Though we cannot be sure, I suspect that you may referring to a density rather than a dent. It is not uncommon, particularly in a baseline mammogram to find an area of abnormality (or density). Often these can be tissue that has folded over on itself and will clear with spot compression. Spot compression is a mammogram that will be focused on the area of concern. Many of these turn out to be benign but it is important to follow up to be sure.
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