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Question by  Mownstah (107)

What information can you provide me about asymmetrical density mammogram?

I just left the doctors office and they want to repeat my mammogram because of an asymmetrical density result. Can you tell me more about this?


Answer by  Gingercakes (920)

There are many reasons for an asymmetrical density result. The fact that they want to repeat the mammogram suggests to me there was something wrong with the xray technique used.


Answer by  tbird16 (153)

This means that they found a density (or some type of mass) in one of your breasts and when they reviewed the films of ther other breast, it was either not there, or not the same size, hence the asymmetry. This could be due to numerous findings, including carcinoma or just excess fat.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

Asymmetrical density is rather dense breasts with prominent fibroglandular tissues. In general, it is normal and a lot of women have it. It can be a problem because it makes detecting breast cancer tumors much harder than in women who do not have asymmetrical breast. Most women who have this will be called in for more mammograms and evaluations.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

It's nothing to be worried about. That's just a fancy way of saying that the mammogram was either clouded or hard to read.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Density is usually discussed in bone but I know it means the mass of what is inside of something I hope that helps a bit.

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