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I have to have a mammogram and ultrasound tomorrow.
Anything at all - you'll probably be given a hospital gown to change into, and be naked underneath from the waist up. At least, thats what I always do for my mammos and ultrasounds
Mammos are slightly uncomfortable, but very quick - and the ladies who do them have always, IME, been lovely. THey basically squish your boob twice, and take photos while you hold your breath (so as not to move). If its uncomfortable, I find counting backwards from ten helps - its always finished by the time I get to 2 or so!
They ask you to wait so they can check the x-rays are clear, and if not (eg if they didn't position you properly) they ask to re-do one. But thats fairly unusual.
Ultrasounds are totally painless, they just smear you with jelly stuff and slide the u/s wand over your breast, and up into your armpit, whilst the radiologist watches the screen. If its a doctor doing it, they will probably reassure you straight away - if its a radiographer, they may have to pass assessment on to a doctor to tell you, so don't worry if they say nothing.
Good luck FAB, seems a long time ago you were given the apt - imagine it will be good to get them over and done with.
I had this a couple of months ago. Honestly, the most awkward thing for me was (at the first appt) not seeing the gown and wandering around the clinic with my norks boinging around. Fingers crossed for a favourable outcome for you.
They were running late so it was 45 minutes later than my appointment before I went in but that was fine. I had the mammogrma and then had to wait and then go and have it done again. I then had the ultrasound and that was done on both breasts as the doctor was worried about something. All was okay though.
I was looking a bit stressed and this womnan asked me if I was okay and I cried, then again in the ultrasound room.
I have to pick the kids up in 4 hours and I just don't want too. I don't want to see my inlaws at all.
FAB, it is hard, but you have done it now. Well done. Spend the next four hours doing something really nice that is just for you. A walk can help, and I speak as someone who isn't much on walking. The fresh air and exercise can give you a new perspective.
You'll have your results asap, and either way that will be better than all this waiting and worrying that you have been doing.