I'm *only* 41, but I had both a mammogram and ultrasound done when I had some unexplained breast pain on the right side recently. They did both sides for comparison so it was great for calming that niggling concern that I had (like many of us do) that I might have that something and not be aware of it until it was too late.
I'm 28 so mammograms etc are a ways off for me but I check my chest a lot as I do get paranoid about it. Moreso for my kids than myself. I don't want my kids to have to see me go through something that could have been caught early.
That's why I am pushing myself for my skin checks. Both my parents have had forms of skin cancer and I am seriously covered in massive moles. My back almost reads like Braille. And we're talking like 5c size or bigger ones too.
I had a skin check last Nov and my pap is due this Nov at which I will do both another skin check and pap smear. I self check my breasts. Last general blood test was 2 and a bit years ago. I'm due for a doctors visit soon to get Mirena or Implanon inserted so I mignt ask for one there.
A question for those re: mammograms.
I'm 31 and DD is 7 weeks we are breastfeeding.
I had an ultrasound at around 29 weeks pregnant on my left breast as I felt a lump (couldn't mammogram due to being pregnant)
The lump I felt was nothing it didn't show up on ultrasound but they said they could see a cluster of what looked like blocked ducts which could lead to a cyst.
3 days pp I got mastitis and 5 days pp I was readmitted into hospital with severe mastitis (started in left breast then jumped across to the right) and was on IV antis for 6 days and another 10 days on oral antis.
I had another ultrasound on my breasts whilst in hospital in case mastitis lead to an abscess and they saw the same area on my left breast and advised I do have a 4cm cyst.
They told me to check it again in 6 months.
With my age and the fact that I'm breast feeding do you think I should go ultrasound or mammogram?
I was told the same thing about pre 50's and density etc
Also it's pretty scary to think this lump/cyst is 4cm and I can't feel a thing!!!!
In December last year when I was pregnant. My next pap is due in a years time I think it is(get reminders from the doctors). I have low iron but otherwise all good.
I am overdue! My Pap smears are on time as I had pre cancerous cells and am checked regularly. I need a blood test for all levels and definitely need a mole checked. However between full time uni and three kids the time gets away from me. I need to prioritise it. Thanks for the reminder
Had all of my bloods/levels checked 6 months ago with my pregnancy bloods. Everything is as it should be (touch wood!) Pap smear overdue.... 😔
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