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Mammogram help please

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EarthMotherImNot Fri 01-Jul-11 09:12:08

I have a back and hip problem at the moment which is responding well to treatment but still causes pain if I stand for any length of time.

I am due a mammogram next week, is it ok to ask if I can be seated during this or is standing upright the norm?

EarthMotherImNot Fri 01-Jul-11 11:46:05

Bump plz

izzybizzybuzzybees Fri 01-Jul-11 11:48:14

You will need to stand for your mammogram due to the equipment they use and also the positions you need to be placed in.

Footle Fri 01-Jul-11 12:17:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EarthMotherImNot Fri 01-Jul-11 12:28:50

Thanks for your replies. Not exactly what I wanted to hear mindsmile how do disabled women have mammograms, if, for example, they are wheelchair bound?

CMOTdibbler Fri 01-Jul-11 13:02:16

You can have a mammogram seated - the equipment is height adjustable right down to accomodate people who are wheelchair users. Just advise the radiographers that you need to sit

EarthMotherImNot Fri 01-Jul-11 13:04:10

Oh thank you CMOT, that is a reliefsmile

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 01-Jul-11 13:22:56

yes,was going to say that too- there is a seat where I have mammograms presumably for those who can't stand

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