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What happens after a mammogram?

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If you feel any discomfort after the mammogram, ask your doctor if you can take aspirin or ibuprofen to relieve it. Generally, you will be able to resume your usual activities immediately. The results of your mammogram will be given to your doctor, who will discuss with you what the test results could mean and what further tests might be recommended. If you do not receive your results within two weeks, do not assume the results are normal. Contact your doctor and the mammogram facility to get confirmation of the results.

From: Menopause and Mammograms WebMD Medical Reference

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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The Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Center.American Cancer Society

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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