| | Mammogram skin abrasion question
I had a mammogram yesterday at a major hospital--very up to date, etc.
The tech was thorough and the atmosphere was conducive to relaxation etc.
This time though, I discovered that my breasts had a burning sensation underneath when I removed my bra. When I checked I had lines about 4 inches under both, fire red, and really sore! I guess the bra held up the breasts and only occasionally touched the area all day, but when I took it off, the burning was intense. The skin looks like it's pulled almost apart--like I've been 'cut' with a knife, my husband said. I put antibiotic creme on last night and today. I even put an icebag against the area. I also took a picture so if I needed to show it to them I could. I wrote them an email to see if this has happened before. I feel it's due to very hard pulling of the skin as one is told to lean into the machine and pulling both up and under the breasts. Also, the machine was cleaned with a solution just before the mammogram so I wonder if in stretching my skin, and the solution on it, may both have contributed to it. Has anyone had this happen on this board. Any suggestions as to what might be the cause? Thanks.