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. This is for the reason that, through examinations, we will be able to know where our health lies and the steps that need to be taken if we are found sick.
There have always been campaigns on breast ultrasound and women being reminded of how important it is to be examined so that there can be detected whether there is a problem or they are okay. 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. 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. For you to take the ultrasound test, you will have to wear clothes that are comfortable and loose enough so that the doctor will not have any trouble examining your breasts. 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 women are being tested, a certain gel is used to make it possible for the sound waves to move through the breasts tissues and detect any disorder that the breast has. Most of the questions are asked as the examination progresses so that the sonographer can know exactly what they are dealing with and help understand the abnormality better. The sonographers also extend their examinations to the tissues that surround the breast and those that are near them like the armpits so that they can know whether they have been affected by this.
Once the tests have been done, the patient has to wait for the results to be released by the doctors. During that time, the patients may stress over the outcome of the tests because so many things may have caused the disorder that was examined yet most of the abnormalities may not involve cancer. You should endeavor to know how healthy your breasts are even when you are not experiencing any abnormalities at all.