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10/02/2010 09:00 PM

breast pain(page 4)

VicMac
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I didn't know any of this. Thanks for the info. ladies. I just had a mammo about a month ago before leaving Maryland because of the lymph pain. Was normal. But I guess I will opt for some other kind of testing later on.

I also think the lymph pain is due to the Lyme or coinfections or whatever. Has felt somewhat better since taking 2 weeks of Doxy and now taking Redroot as a followup.

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10/03/2010 04:28 AM
Julie4848

Tara, my center is called "Womans Breast Center of Lake Forest" a lot of hospitals have them, that is where mine is at, its a wonderful center. I can't believe your OB never checked your breasts...Shame on them for that....

Two years ago when they saw I had dense breasts I had to have a mammo every 3 months, then every 6 months. Then when I went this May they found my cancer which was not there last year as mine was deep....

Then after they do my mammo's you wait to see the Dr, you don't wait for some letter in the mail that is what I really like about the centers.


10/03/2010 05:06 AM
one4islands
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Shame on any gyn dr. that doesn't exam their patients breasts.

IMO they should close up their practice.

Along with the annual pap, pelvic and breast exam once over the age of 40 your dr. should also be doing a rectal exam with a hemoccult blood test.

If your dr. doesn't do all of these you are not getting the proper care.

My breast specialist is in an office w/ other surgeons.

She operates on women w/ breast cancer-removing and reconstruction.

Even though she makes me feel at ease and never questions my frequents visits in the back of my mind I always wonder if she's missing anything.

She explains every lump and bump she feels.

She also did an u/s in an area of concern for me about 3 months ago.

I never knew what the term dense breasts meant. Here is the link to a fantastic site that will offer more info on dense

breasts.http://www.areyoudense.org/

and the importance of knowing if you have them.

I suppose I should have clarified my thoughts on a CT scan. I would never have one done routinely for a breast check.

If something were suspicious and w/the recommendation of my dr. I'd do it.

I am not a fan of them due to the high concentration of radiation.

My husband a 2 year survivor of colon cancer had to have them every 3 months and then every 6 months.

I worry about the radiation, but then again I work about cancer popping up somewhere else as well.

You can only hope and pray all things work in your favor and yes, they can save livesSmile

enlarged print for neuro lyme folks like me. bg, iowa leader Smile

Post edited by: Bettyg, at: 10/03/2010 02:15 PM


10/03/2010 06:23 AM
Julie4848

Hi: I agree about the radiation, but then if they find the cancer early then its worth the radiation that you get.

Congrats to your husband. I hope to post when I'm two years out, so far only 4 months..

Cancer is no fun, it has changed my life forever.


10/03/2010 06:42 AM
VicMac
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I am getting leary of Xrays. And have had way too many of them for my mouth lately. Wonder if this is bad ( and what may actually be causing the continual pain in my mouth from a tooth extraction.

10/03/2010 09:48 AM
TaraT
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I just saw an episode on Dr. OZ about x-rays with the dentist. They should have a thyroid guard on the x-ray gown. You just fold it up and tie it...

We have to shield that thyroid. Dry sockets are sometimes hard to get over. Is this pain different from the initial pain that you had in the dry socket? Is there any discharge from the extraction site?

Sometimes Your TMJ just gets those nerves inflamed and honey it can feel like an abscess in ALL of the teeth on that side but nothing will show on x-rays...I've had that many times.


10/03/2010 10:03 AM
toothfairy55
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Hi Vic

All xrays are cumulative. Dental x-rays however are very minute in exposeure compared to regular medical x-rays.

We use digital xrays and the exposure is 1/10 of a second.

I probably got more as a kid at the buster brown shoe store. Does anyone here remember the floroscope they used to see if your foot had room in the shoe?

My brother and I use to play in them. They still use this type of moving xray when they do spinals or blood plugs.


10/03/2010 10:20 AM
toothfairy55
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Very Good Tara,

Dry socket is a possibility as well as clenching or grinding. You dont have to have TMJ to have this happening. Also consider a sinus infection. This can also make your whole mouth hurt. The roots of the upper teeth go into the sinus cavity. An infection or just congestion can cause pain.

Also make sure your gums are healthy. Gum pain is often indistinguishable from tooth pain.

Most lead aprons come with the thyroid collar attached.

Post edited by: toothfairy55, at: 10/03/2010 10:22 AM


10/04/2010 08:00 AM
VicMac
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Thanks you guys,

That emergency dentist I saw in Calif.last week did say that I had a little bit of dry socket. But the clot was actually still there. It had just come lose I think. It did not hurt real bad, but enough.

He irrigated it, and packed it with clove paste. Said I had a little infection possible and gave me the Clinda. ( I had already been taking the 5 day Azithromycin. )The socket seems to have improved, it is an area on the gum to the side of it that is still painful to the touch and seemingly infected and inflamed ( even though I am on ABX. )

Now I have these flu symptoms, so I don't know if that is causing it. There is also an area below the gum that hurts all the time, like where the needle was. Seems like the nerve was damaged.

could there be a piece of bone left, or a piece of stitching still there and causing the inflamation on my gum to the side of the socket? Why isn't the ABX getting rid of it? And why do I feel so ill? Is is a Lyme herx or the gum infection?

I think the socket itself is healing up okay. I am using natural poultices to help it.

Am going to call a dentist here today and try to get there .

Post edited by: VicMac, at: 10/04/2010 08:01 AM


10/04/2010 08:55 AM
TaraT
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There's always the possibility that you have a cracked jaw. I had a large finger length piece of bone come out on my tongue after having my wisdom teeth extracted surgically.

I also lost the whole side of my upper jaw beside a tooth that was being pulled a year and a half ago. IT still aches. The dentist pushed the tooth out sideways and the bone around it just came out!

No apology or even acknowledgment of the break from that dentist. I had to extract the bone myself as it was hanging by one end.

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