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ask: can the trauma of breast reduction cause breast microcalcifications?

By mercurialqueen
 
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I had breast reduction 2 1/2 years ago. On my first mammogram after the surgery which was done last week, it showed microcalcifications. I will have a needle biopsy soon. Can these microcalcifications be the result of the surgery?

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Microcalcifications are extremely common nowadays and almost always associated with a benign breast condition unrelated to cancer. They appears as white dots on a mammogram, and are not a cause of concern. Microcalcifications are also basically calcium deposits, but they are much smaller and much less common. Microcalcification tends to be the result of a genetic mutations somewhere in the breast tissue, but they can still be due to other conditions. Go through the site of http://www.cosmedical.ca/ for further details.

October 31, 2012 - 4:37am
mercurialqueen

tHE DIAGNOSIS IS DCIS. IM SCARED BUT i THINK IT WILL BE OK THANK YOU FOR WRITTING TO ME. i AM A NURSE TOO.

April 16, 2010 - 9:14am
Cary Cook BSN RN

Hi Mecurialqueen-

I'm sorry you are going through this because I'm sure it is scary. Theoretically, surgery could irritate the breast and irritation can cause microcalcifications. However, many women have these and have not had surgery, so it might be difficult to be sure of cause and effect.

We have some information here on the site: http://www.empowher.com/condition/breast-calcifications and another nice little article is here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-calcifications/MY00101/DSECTION=...

These are often benign, and I hope that is the case for you. Good luck.

April 16, 2010 - 6:30am
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