Do mammograms cause stretch marks?

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Do mammograms cause stretch marks?

by bwpbrenda on Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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Last year within a few weeks after getting my annual mammogram, tiny stretch marks appeared all over my breasts and have not gone away.  This was not surprising in view of the extremely tight painful compression that was used on my small breasts.    I am to the point where I do not want to have another mammogram and am looking for alternatives.   The whole process is barbaric and for someone as small as myself who has fibrocystic disease, it seems as if taking already stressed tissue and traumatically "squashing" and radiating it is not the best screening tool to be used.  Has anyone else had stretch marks appear after a mammogram and also what alternatives are out there for us small breasted women?

RE: Do mammograms cause stretch marks?

by cancerbites on Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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Are you serious, you are posting to a CANCER group about stretch marks!? Hello let's compare stretch marks say to having your breast cut off.  Get real girlfirend and get the Mammograms.  They may save your life so you can continue to worry about stretchmarks.  I wish you good health 

God bless

 

 

RE: Do mammograms cause stretch marks?

by Teresa_Marie on Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hello,

Cancerbites is right.  But first of all if you have fribroids, run don't walk to that mammogram. I started with fibroids that developed calcium deposits that developed into a tumor.  Who cares if you get stretch marks, I have two very thin daughters who have strethc marks on ther thighs from growing.  I was also very thin growing up and developed strech marks on my small breasts and thighs, THEY ARE FROM GROWING.  Please, if you have fibroyis, do not give up on the mammograms.  I was very vigilant with my mammos, went every 6 months because they were monitoring my calcium deposits.  I missed almost 2 years due to lack of insurance but as soon as I got insurance again I ran to my next mammo and this is when they found my cancer.  My tumor was now the size of my fibroid, over 6 cm.  Yes it pinches to have a mammo, so you can deal with a few seconds of pinching or (God forbid) possibly cancer.  Continue to have the fibroid monitored, maybe ask for a sonogram just for good measure. 

 Best of luck to you,

Teresa

RE: Do mammograms cause stretch marks?

by robbianne on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:16 PM

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Yes...girl.  I just had my first mammo (ever) yesterday and I experienced the same exact thing.  I now have stretch marks on the top of both of my breasts that were NOT there before.

It was the most pain I have ever experienced in my life.  I will never do another one again.  I am so soar right now and it really was traumatizing to me.

So...you are not alone.  Take care.  

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