There are several people who don’t know the importance of seeing a doctor even when they have no health issues. We should take responsibility of our health and see a doctor even when we seem fine. When we are examined, we will know whether we are sick and we need treatment or our health is great and we can rest assured that there are no health conditions affecting us.
Women have been reminded time and again to seek the services of doctors if they feel something unusual on their breast or they have a discharge that was not there before. It is safe to use ultrasound as a way of getting checked because there are no radiation waves used and this means that you are not exposing your body to any dangers. When you are advised about going for the ultrasound, you should not be scared but rather, you should let the doctor know whether the previous results from the breast tests that you had undergone are okay or not.
The best thing about ultrasounds is that you don’t have to go through a series of preparations so that you can be tested unlike with other major tests like the mammogram or breast MRIs. The only thing that you will be required to do and that which will not take much of your time is to not have any jewelry with you during the scan and have loose clothes for the scan to be performed. If you are pregnant, you are a breastfeeding mom, or you have breast implants, you should not go through the tests that involve high radiations if you have to be checked for any breasts disorders.
When sonographers are testing a woman’s breast, they use a certain gel that makes it possible for the sound waves to pass through the breast tissues for the examination to take place. When the sonographer is examining the breast, they ask many questions regarding the abnormality and draw the conclusion from the examination as well as the answers to the questions they had asked. Any area that is around the breast is examined for any abnormality before winding up on the examinations.
When the sonographers are through with the examinations, they usually take time to go through the test and come up with what the abnormality was all about and during that time, the patient has to wait for the final results to be released by the sonographer. Many people think of the worst during the waiting period even though the results aren’t always bad at all since most lumps are noncancerous. You should seek the services of a sonographer if you have never gone through the breast examinations because they will help you know whether you have any problem or not.