Originally Posted by susieq0726
Bit of my history: I am 45 yrs old and had normal mamograms until July 2006. I was asked to come back and had diagnostic films taken. I have a very small calcification in my left breast. The doctor put me on a 6 month watch which I returned and the spot had not changed. I went back in another 6 months and was told the spot was the same and I could go back to regular annual mamograms. That brings me to today.
I moved from the east coast to the west coast and have a new doctor. I took all my films and records to the new facility and had a mamogram Monday. I received a call this morning from an appointment clerk that they want me to come in to have an ultrasound! She said that it was common for new patient's to be called back for follow-up testing, but why an ultrasound? I am absolutely freaking out now. There is no history of breast cancer in my family.
The thing that REALLY made me mad is the fact that an appointment clerk called - not anyone with any ability to discuss my mamogram results with me. Has anyone else had a similar experience????????
Try not to worry. Easier said that done, right? I also went through the same thing you have mentioned. A small calcification that I was told had been there at my previous mammogram (but was not mentioned to me). Another "extra compression" film was taken while I was there. I was told what it was and to return in three months, then six. All was fine and there has been no problem since. However, since this is a new facility they might just want to verify all of this themselves as a baseline for the future.
Let us know the outcome and try not to worry. You can always call them and ask to speak with someone as to what the actual concern is.