Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:
- What symptoms do you have?
- How long have you had your symptoms? Do your breast changes occur at the same time each month?
- What is your age and general health?
- Do you have menstrual periods? Are your periods regular?
- Are you pregnant?
- Have you had children? Did you breast-feed? Are you currently breast-feeding?
- Have you had a Reference breast infection (mastitis) Opens New Window or a blocked milk duct in the past?
- What prescription and nonprescription medicines are you taking?
- Have you ever been diagnosed with breast lumps or had any fluid or Reference cysts Opens New Window drained from your breasts?
- Have you ever had a Reference mammogram Opens New Window or Reference breast ultrasound Opens New Window?
- Have you ever been diagnosed with Reference breast cancer Opens New Window?
- Do you have any relatives who have noncancerous (benign) breast lumps or breast cancer?
- Do you have any Reference health risks?
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 9, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine