Mel, obviously, we are not doctors and can't interpret your test results, just offer suggestions on what it might mean. Areas of density are common in younger women. They become concerned when they see aarea of density in one breast that they don't see in the other. Our bodies tend toward symmetry. That could be another explantation of asymmetrical density. Your doctor probably has a better understanding of how they use terminology in your area, because it does differ from place to place.
The problem with density is that it can hide a breast cancer, so they usually do spot compressions of the area in question to see if they can get a better read on what might be there. It may turn out to be nothing...just the way the tissue was compressed in that area. That has happened to me on my remaining breast. Or they may want to do additional tests, such as ultrasound, or even a biopsy.
I agree with MK on the insurance thing. Is this a COBRA benefit? Because you are typically eligible for COBRA for up to 18 months, and while it is expensive, it may be worth it. If you have a serious health issue, then you can, I think, even get it extended for the areas of health concern...and I would think Crohn's disease would qualify. Obviously, we don't know all the particulars there, but I would find out before October 2.
Hope this turns out to be nothing, which is very possible. Sounds like they are just trying to be thorough, and believe me, we have plenty of women who come here who wish they had gotten thorough exams and tests.
Let us know how it goes, okay?
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Post Edited (barkyboys) : 7/16/2007 10:26:26 PM (GMT-6)