Going to get my first mammogram after getting my pacemaker. Procedure is uncomfortable enough as it is. Will it be worse now? What can I expect?



by islandgirl - 2019-10-18 09:48:29

They are used to doing mammos on women with devices.  Relax and don't worry about it.  They are careful.  If you feel any pinching or pressure, let them know and they will adjust.  


by BarbD - 2019-10-18 10:44:33

I just had my first mammogram since getting my CRT-D device, and I was really nervous about it.  It turned out to be fine. The tech took an image first of that side using very little pressure just to see where the device and wires were in relation to my breast tissue.  She then took the regular images of that breast but she put a finger below the device when positioning me so it was not compressed along with the regular breast tissue.  It felt like she used less pressure on that side than my other side.  Images came out fine but just noted that they couldn't visualize tissue under the device.

it's fine

by Violet West - 2019-10-18 12:22:23

1) make sure you are well healed before attempting 

2) tell the technician - they will be careful


by Flo - 2019-10-18 12:58:04

 I am due next month for my third mammogram post pacemaker implantation and so far no problems or pain. I let them know well in advance that I have a pacemaker.  The report did state that positioning was limited on the right side due to the pacemaker.  


by new to pace.... - 2019-10-18 17:26:07

Instead of conventional mammo get a Thermograph.   No compression.  works well have been doing them for a couple of years now.    A camera looks at your breast and if their is something will show.  You are behind a screen.  there is different colors.

   I just had a full body scan as i did not want anymore surprises.  As this pacemaker was. 

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