Recall after mammogram

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jane2314 Sat 01-Feb-20 11:17:01

I've just been recalled after a routine mammogram for more tests next week. My previous mammogram was fine (I'm 53) and have had no symptoms so hoped all would be well. I'm floored by it and alternating between feeling slightly nervous and absolutely terrified. I'm normally quite pragmatic so this is unlike me.

Any tips or reassurance would be welcome. The letter says I can take someone with me but I'm currently thinking I'll go on my own - is this a good idea?

Thanks so much.

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WitchQueenofDarkness Sat 01-Feb-20 13:41:43

Happens to me every time.

In my case they normally want a better image so I get called in for an ultrasound before being given the all clear. I'm prone to cysts which doesn't help. I'm due one myself next month and have got the most enormous cyst that's developed over the last 6 months so I know it'll be yet another recall.

It's not automatically bad news

jane2314 Sat 01-Feb-20 14:33:38

Thank you Witchqueen. I keep trying to tell myself not to worry but I'm of course thinking the worst!

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WitchQueenofDarkness Sat 01-Feb-20 15:12:39

The waiting is awful I know - hope you get an all clear quickly.

I wish they'd just book me in for the mammo and ultrasound automatically. It would certainly save me some angst. Although I know why they are recalling me each time there is always that little voice saying what if this time is different.

vjg13 Sat 01-Feb-20 19:37:20

I've been recalled twice, each time had a 3D mammogram and ultrasound and it has been ok. I'm dreading my next mammogram as I'm sure it will be the same.

The one stop clinic they refer you to does everything but there is quite a bit of waiting.

Borntobeamum Mon 03-Feb-20 12:36:34

Hope everything is ok this week for you x

BillieEilish Mon 03-Feb-20 12:42:52

You're young (I was told) and they have not much to compare it too. It must only be your second or third scan?

They reacall you make sure. I hope all goes well, sure it will flowers


jane2314 Mon 03-Feb-20 14:36:31

Thanks everyone. I'm going tomorrow - your messages have been very helpful. Am very anxious but realise that it's better to know if there's a problem.

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vjg13 Mon 03-Feb-20 19:16:40

Hope it goes well tomorrow.

jane2314 Tue 04-Feb-20 15:03:47

Thanks everyone for your messages. I've been to my appointment and all is well. I had more mammograms and ultrasound and they decided all was fine. The mammograms today didn't show anything. I'm very very relieved and it's made me very grateful for our health service. Everyone I met today was helpful, considerate and professional and there was very little time waiting.

I'm counting my blessings.

Thanks to everyone who reassured me.

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vjg13 Tue 04-Feb-20 15:35:52

Great news and you can be fully reassured by having such a thorough check up. smile

BillieEilish Tue 04-Feb-20 15:39:34

Brilliant news!

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