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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Is radiotherapy recommended for breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I had pure mucinous right breast cancer and had nipple sparing mastectomy. Do I need radiotherapy? My report showed 0/18 free lymph nodes, free margins, ER 8/8, PR 8/8, HER2 zero and KI67 8%.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For mucinous and strong hormone positive with no node positive, only adjuvant endocrine is more than enough. Please mention the size of your tumor. Revert back with the details to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/int...  Read Full »

Which specialist would perform surgery of a galactocele?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife stopped breastfeeding our¬†third child five months ago, after a lot of sucking difficulties and painful nipples. Because of that, her breasts plugged and did not empty properly. She has tried breast pump without any luck. She has now developed painful galactoceles on both her br...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A galactocele is a milk filled space inside the breast. Breast problems are common after childbirth in those women who had stopped breastfeeding or experienced sucking difficulties. Firstly, I hope you are sure that it is truly a galactocele and not any other ...  Read Full »

Is it mandatory to remove lump behind the nipple with mild mastitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mammogram and ultrasound done for a lump behind my nipple. I am breastfeeding my ten months old and it does not appear to be a blocked duct. It is painful while feeding. It is present for two weeks and awaiting mammogram results. I would like to have clarification of films...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern. First of all, there is no suspicious mass on the mammogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Secondly, breast tissue is more prominent on the right, which might happen during lactation depending on which side you use m...  Read Full »

Is the mammogram taken for red line on breast normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning to see a small red line or vein on the top of my left breast. I had a breast check up and mammogram 6 months ago which was clear. Is this normal? What is it?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This does not appear worrisome to me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This appears like erythematous lesion due to inflammation. This has probably occurred due to some trauma like due to pressure of folds in clothing or bed sheet or lying over the ch...  Read Full »

I am anxious about my radiating breast pain. What can I do to know the reasn?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old single female. I am in a painful situation. For the past two years, I have left side back pain starting from shoulder to bottom, and it is very painful like vein tightening. That pain continues and reaches my breast. My breast size is very small. I am afraid of brea...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have that much pain, then you should consult any surgeon nearby. Get mammography done for both breasts along with sonography of both the breasts. You can take painkillers. But let the surgeon examine first and decide is there any chance of malignancy or not....  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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

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 »

What are 500 cc breast implants?

Query: Hello doctor, Is a 600 cc breast implant the same as a 500 cc implant filled to 600 cc? Is a 500 cc implant filled to 600 cc considered extremely large with more chance of rupture? Is going from A cup to C cup (350 cc) then going from C cup to possible D cup (500 cc filled to 600 cc) that big of a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Cosmetologist, General Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your confusions. Let me tell you one thing. The implants are usually measured by three things, the volume, the base diameter and the height (profile). So the implants chosen will be on the basis of all the three criteria. An implant of 500 cc will ha...  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

General Surgeon

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 »

My mammogram says there is a usual type of ductal hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41-year-old female with 5' 2' in height 190 lbs weight. I have a question about my breast mammogram and biopsy report. No medications and allergies. My report says there is a usual minimal type of ductal hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?   Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports you have provided and the limited clinical history in your case. As I gather from it, let me summarise the case that I understood. Do your age and date of reports has been crop, it appears to me that you undergo an annual mammogram and...  Read Full »

My mother has a movable and painful lump in her breast. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother found a lump in her breast, which is movable and mildly painful. Then she was suggested for a mammogram, and it resulted as a mass lesion with an irregular margin of 8*10 cm birads v category. We are waiting for the biopsy result. She does not have any symptoms other than a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jatin Bhatia

Radiation Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mass of 8*10 cm will most likely be cancerous. If I were your treating doctor, I would first evaluate in detail the extent of the disease, with the help of examination, chest X-ray, ultrasound of the abdomen. Once confirmed that the condition is limited to the breast...  Read Full »

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