March 3, 2012 2:31 PM Subscribe
Question about follow-up mammogram and ultrasound.
posted by fifilaru to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
I had a mammogram. A few days later I did not get test results, but a request to have a follow-up and ultrasound. I called the doctor and asked why. He said the only information he had was that the radiologist wanted a "better view." There was no suggestion that there were any abnormalities.
I am 54 and I have small un-dense breasts, why do I need an ultrasound? I asked my doctor and all he said was that the radiologist requested it. I hate answers like that, I am a scientist, I need to know the exact reason why.
Odd thing is the follow-up tests are not until May. So if I have cancer, wouldn't they want to look at it sooner? Or is waiting normal? I am thinking this is nothing. But I find it odd that there is a request for a ultrasound. Any insights? Anyone experienced this? I will call the radiologist on Monday, but now I am looking for personal insights or experiences.