There are several people who don’t know the importance of seeing a doctor even when they have no health issues. Our health is very important and when we see a doctor even when we are not sick, we are doing ourselves a great favor. This is important because we need to be examined by doctors and go through body screening, ultra sound and other examinations so that the doctor can either give you a clean bill of health when you seem fine, or you are advised on the next step to take if you are found to be sick.
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. You should not feel that your body is facing threats of being exposed to radiations when you are required to go for ultrasound because the tests don’t involve the high radiations that one faces when going through the MRI scans. The ultrasounds are mostly recommended so that the doctor can know the cause of the abnormality that had been found on your breast when you had gone through the breasts MRI or other tests that brought forth questionable results about your breasts.
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. All what you will be required to do is to make sure that you are not wearing any jewelry at that time and your clothes are loose enough so that you will be scanned. The doctors always advise women with breast implants, those with child or breast-feeding one and the ones who have not attained the age of 25 to get the test done on them instead of going through with X-rays and other tests that may harm them.
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. All the breasts’ tissues structures are examined during that time and any other tissue that is near the breast like the armpits tissues in order to detect whether they are also affected.
Once the tests have been done, the patient has to wait for the results to be released by the doctors. 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. If you have experienced an abnormality on your breast, you should not hesitate to be tested even when it is not painful at all.