I have a mammogram booked next week. Concerned with pm... any advice pls?


Tell them you have. a pacemaker

by Flo - 2021-06-19 21:00:59

 I let the clinic know in advance that I have a PM.   My PM is on the right side due to lymph node removal on left side. I have had several mammograms now with no problems. The report did state that positioning was limited on the right side due to the PM. Best regards.

it's fine

by Tracey_E - 2021-06-20 12:01:31

If your pacer is new, I'd wait at least 6 months before a mammo (unless you are high risk, then do it whenever they tell you to do it!). 

I always go to the same place so they can look at the previous one and see where the pacer is. They see them all the time, no big deal. Don't be surprised if they want to do an ultrasound also, sometimes the pacer blocks part of what they need to see. 


by Aberdeen - 2021-06-22 15:22:36

I had a mammogram recently and the nurse was very careful with my pacemaker. I was apprehensive beforehand but I was reassured by the care taken by the nurse.I didn’t need an ultrasound.

mammogram done via thermography

by new to pace.... - 2021-06-24 16:28:06

 or once you are 75+ no need to worry anymore about the mamograms.

Thank goodness i have reached that point in my llife.

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