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Are the following results because the ultrasound was unclear?

Breast Density:
The breasts are heterogeneously dense, which may obscure small masses.
A focal asymmetry in the medial anterior right breast and 2 adjacent asymmetries on the central posterior right CC view. Additional asymmetry is also present in the inferior anterior left MLO view. Recommend further evaluation with tomosynthesis images in the CC and lateral projection. The left MLO view should be repeated at the same time for inadequate pectoralis muscle. Ultrasound evaluation may be needed.

Impression:
Incomplete bilateral mammogram. The patient will be recalled for additional images as detailed above.
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Sorry, apparently trying not to worry isn’t working. I was wondering if this find was because the mammogram was unclear. I haven’t had an ultrasound at this point
15695260 tn?1549596713
Hello and welcome to the forum.  We are very sorry you are worried but do understand!  Yes, they will ask for additional images to further understand and evaluate what they are seeing.  Sometimes it will then be put to rest as no issue and other times, they may refer you for a biopsy.  It's easy to worry at times like this but this is the sign of a good radiologist wanting to be thorough.  And many times it does turn out to be nothing to worry about.  Please read this. https://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/features/abnormal-mammogram-results#1.  Again, I know it is hard but try to stay busy until your follow up appointment.  Do you have that scheduled yet?  
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Thank you for the words of encouragement. I’m waiting to hear back from scheduling on the diagnostic mammogram.
15695260 tn?1549596713
I wanted to check back in to see if you have had your diagnostic mammogram scheduled yet?  We hope you are doing alright.  
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Yes, the diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound reveled that areas of concern were benign cysts and I can resume the yearly mammograms. I will be asking for the 3d mammogram next year in hopes due to density of my breast tissue. Thanks for this forum. It’s a wealth of information.  
15695260 tn?1549596713
This is really excellent news!  Very happy to read this and so glad you came back to update us.  Best of health to you and we are always here for your health concerns.  
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