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Do you guys do mammograms for girls?

Mammograms are a special type of test that is given to people who have breasts. But it’s important to note that mammograms usually aren’t given to people until they’re around 40 years old. Mammograms are sometimes performed on people who are younger than 40 if they have a high risk of breast cancer in their family.

Teen Clinic does not offer mammograms, but Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center can give you referrals if needed. If you think you need a mammogram or have additional questions, call Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center at 303-442-5160 or call your regular doctor.

My right breast is sore to the right side. It has been going on for a week now. What could the problem be?

It’s great that you’re aware of what’s going on with your body!  Paying attention to where and when pain occurs will definitely help a medical professional make sure you’re healthy.

There are many reasons females experience breast pain.  Like any other body part, if the breast has been bumped or hit by something, it may be sore for several days. It’s also possible to pull muscles in the chest or to feel sore after certain types of physical activity. Taking an oral contraceptive can cause water retention, which can lead to breast tenderness. Other females may experience breast pain as part of their menstrual cycle.

If the breast soreness continues for several weeks or gets worse, it’s a good idea to make an appointment for a breast exam.  According to the Mayo Clinic, breast pain can indicate a non-cancerous breast condition, and should be addressed.  Keep paying attention to your body, and give Teen Clinic a call if we can help!