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Not that much for me but I'm small. I mean it isn't fun but not bad. I have dense breast tissue so half the time they really can't get a good view anyway. Post Note: men should get checked too if breast cancer runs in their family. There is always a chance a man can get it too if there is genetic factor.
Maybe take some motrin a hour before you go if you feel pain more easily. Just like when you take your kid to have shots when they are little.
Thanks, that helps. It's just the thought of having my boobs squished in a machine seems a bit "intrusive".
I've heard some larger women don't care for it much. I just talk all the way through it and it goes by quickly. When you do it you are in a standing position. The key is that the tech gets the machine in the right position for your height so you feel like it is at the right level going in.
It did hurt me slightly but not too bad, The screening appointment takes about 30 minutes. The radiographer who does the screening will explain the process to you. They will ask you to remove your clothes from the top half of your body. They will position your breast on the x-ray machine. They will flatten your breast against a clear plastic sheet. This is to keep your breast still and get a clear picture. It may be uncomfortable for a short time while the x-rays are being taken. You will have two x-rays taken of each breast.
Like a pinch?
Yes a bit, but a bit sorer too or at least for me
Happened to my mum and I went with her, she said it was quite sore.
I'm bringing my daughter with.
Good luck with it all, are u going Sunday then?
No, a bit later today.
Hoping that goes well, if u need any advice let me know as I am with my mum right now
So it really depends on how big your breasts are. The smaller they are the more difficult, painful, and uncomfortable it can be
I see. I've got big ones and the squish was definitely uncomfortable but it didn't hurt.
Yeah, mine are double g and I concur uncomfortable but not painful. The tech and I discussed it and my friend who has smaller ones said it was hard to get them between the panels and that it was painful cuz they have to smooth them good.
It was a little uncomfortable but didn’t hurt. And I have Ds
I just got back from the appointment.
Did everything go well
For the most part it did. The squeeze was pretty uncomfortable but it didn't hurt. If I had to compare it to anything I'd say it was like getting my blood pressure taken on my boobs. But what no one warned me about is that they would put stickers on my nipples and those hurt to take off LOL.
You feel a bit of pressure, but it doesn't hurt.
OK, thanks. Anything else I should know?
No big deal
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