HALO breast exam results

June 9, 2008

So today was my visit to the OBGYN to have the HALO breast exam done. Ouch!
It was done in my docs office by a nurse and took all of about 10 minutes or so.
Basically, what they do is hook you up to a breast pump type of apparatus, but way more extreme, MUCH more suction. It sort of hurts, feels like someone is biting your nipple really hard and yanking on it for like 5 minutes. BUT so worth it. I will definitely do it again.

There was no fluid at all from either breast. The nurse explained that this is very good, and (thank you God!) I am not at risk. If there is no fluid then that means that the cells in the milk ducts are happy and have not made any attempt to change. If cells start to alter then somehow fluid will be detected in your duct. IF there IS fluid that does not mean that there is risk, about 50% of women who have fluid may have some abnormalities which can either be treated or watched. Either way, you will be so ahead of the game.

I’m not a health professional, just relaying info and my experience. I will have the procedure again, my doctor recommends having it done annually. So until next year…yippee!

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