Mammogram

An x-ray of the breast taken to detect and diagnose breast cancer is called mammogram. It is recommended that women over 40 years should get a mammogram done ones in 2 years. This test is ordered when the doctor feels a lump or detects any other sign of breast cancer.

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What are the common reasons for nipple discharge?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a cyst in my breast and it was removed before two years. For the last two months, some liquid is coming from the nipple while taking shower. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be related to your breast cyst. Milk duct blockage and infection can also be a cause in your age group. What is the color of the nipple discharge? If it is reddish or dark or greenish, then it is because of altered blood. It could be from a very tiny bleeding ...  Read Full »

Side Effects of Doxycycline, Which I Took for UTI

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with side effects from Doxycycline for two weeks. I had a UTI which has cleared. I have been to the doctor twice, they checked my urine, and there is no infection. I feel tired, have chills, I feel cold, have a back and joint pain. I do not have a fever. I have read t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you had a urine test, but there are different types of urine test like a dipstick, which is done at the office, a complete analysis, which is done in the laboratory and a urine culture. I am more interested in the last two. With all due respect ...  Read Full »

Kindly give your opinion on the mammography and biopsy report of the breast lump of my mother.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is having a lump in her right breast for the past three months. I have attached her mammography and biopsy reports. Kindly help me know her diagnosis. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Maneesha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through her report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It shows an irregular mass in the breast, which is highly suggestive of malignancy (cancer). The lesions have the characteristic morphology of breast cancer with more ...  Read Full »

I have a bumpy patch on my left breast and itching across my breast and neck. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, who weighs 158 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I feel that my strength is declining, and I have itchiness and hot sensation across my breasts, neck, and torso. I also had a bumpy rash patch surfaced on my left breast several days ago. This rash has not gone away, and it looks li...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any family history of breast cancer? Do you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss? When was your blood sugar and thyroid tested? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologi...  Read Full »

Will menopause cause a change in the shape of the breast when there is a history of fibroadenoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old woman with a history of left breast fibroadenoma and fibrocystic breasts since I was 30-year-old. I am almost going through menopause as my periods are not regular. I also have a complex left ovarian cyst and uterine fibroma. For the past three days, I have been feelin...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance (perimenopausal stage), but any changes in your breast need evaluation at your age. Get your mammography and ultrasound breast t...  Read Full »

My 3D mammography shows calcifications in my right breast. Is it a cause for concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I just moved, so I do not have an OB or internist to ask these questions. I did my yearly mammogram in 3D for the first time. I did bring my past images, but they were not in 3D. I got a call back for calcifications of the right breast, and it was recommended that I get three addition...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your mammogram report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is very vague, no information about size and number of calcified areas. Calcification is due deposition of calcium over years, as is normally benign. Ther is a minimal chance of it getti...  Read Full »

Does architectural distortion in the breast on a mammogram indicate breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for my mammogram today, and this was just posted to my portal. Need help better understanding. I am a 39-year-old asymptomatic female for routine screening mammography. There is a family history of breast cancer in her maternal grandmother. Lifetime estimated risk of breast cancer...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your mammogram report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I would like to know what exactly you need help with. I will explain the report in short for you. 1) We calculate the lifetime risk of breast cancer by various...  Read Full »

My wife did a mammogram without knowing that she is pregnant. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had a mammography test last month. It was around 26 days after LMP. She did not get her periods then. Now, after a month of mammography, her doctor has confirmed that she is pregnant. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mammogram delivers less dose and fetus will be far away from the radiation field. However, a close follow-up with ultrasound of the fetus and obstetrician is necessary. For further information consult a radiation oncologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doc...  Read Full »

I am getting a new breast lump in the same place after removal of the old one. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. No family history of breast cancer. I have never been pregnant and never used a contraceptive. Before two years, I felt a breast lump (breast cyst-did does not disappear with aspiration. Aspirate was straw-colored). Got it out a year later. Biopsy showed fibrocystic...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand how you feel. Let me start by saying that a majority of breast cysts are not malicious, and unfortunately, they do have a tendency to keep coming back. Numerous women leave them as it is and stay on regular follow up to keep an eye on the size...  Read Full »

What does a dense breast tissue in a mammogram indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My first mammogram result shows that I have dense breast tissue, and that was all. My doctor, who referred me for two small lumps in my breast, does not even look at the images. I have sent you the report that the radiologist sent me. Can you please take a second look and suggest your...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the mammogram report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have heterogeneously dense breasts (Category C). There is no visualization of obvious breast lesions. However, I would surely suggest you do an ultrasound of the breasts for interpret...  Read Full »

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