Mammogram | Everything You Need to Know About Mammograms

Mammogram prep

Mammogram prep

The steps you should take before getting a mammogram are as follows:

  • Educate yourself. The more you know about the procedure, the less anxious you will feel. Making sure you know the advantages, risks, pricing, duration, and all other relevant facts will make the procedure go much more smoothly.
  • Pick a suitable date. As mentioned above, the most appropriate time to select in order to minimize the discomfort felt during a mammogram is one week after your period ends. If pain is a concern, taking an over the counter pain medication beforehand may help reduce the discomfort and soreness. If you experience excessive discomfort during the procedure make sure to tell the technician.
  • Avoid using the following products before going to the medical facility: Some personal care products may show up on the xray and jeopardise the mammogram. These include deodorants, creams, lotions, and perfumes.
  • You will be asked to uncover your upper body, so it is advisable to wear a two piece outfit to the medical facility.
  • If this is not your first time getting a mammogram, make sure to bring your previous ones so that the radiologists can compare them.