You know all those goofy cartoons of women getting mammograms that make us all wince? I wince a little harder.
I can relate to those mammogram cartoons because I have suffered, time and again, even though I’ve only been going for screenings for a few years now. It’s a tender topic for me because I, like so many women, suffer monthly breast discomfort and have fibrocystic tissue in my breasts.
This is a sponsored post for Violet Supplements, as usual, all opinions are my own
Fibrocystic tissue (ie “lumpy”) makes mammograms a little more uncomfortable and also a little more frequent. Self tests are difficult for me and I am almost always flagged to have repeat mammograms and follow up tests because fibrocystic tissue can be more difficult for doctors and technicians to properly image and read. Anyone who’s gotten a call back for a suspicious or repeat mammogram knows the awful feeling of having your heart in your throat. Followed by the dread of the squish.
Tender breasts are not just a problem when going for a mammogram. They can make you shy away from a hug, and send really negative signals to your partner. They think you are repulsed by them. You think… “Uh oh.. OW!” and all of this happens in a split second on an unconscious level. It might never even be discussed.
I am familiar with all of this, personally, which I why I agreed to write a series of posts about a new supplement on the market that has been designed to alleviate the monthly symptoms of breast comfort and promote breast health. It’s worth checking this one out if it can save you from shying away from loved ones and feeling excessive pain during routine screening – something that might delay seeking out needed exams.
I’m also speaking up because I’ve discovered that it’s not just me – up to half of all women experience breast discomfort. While common, this is not normal.
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