Pay Attention to Pre-pregnancy Breast Examination

Everyone wants to have a healthy baby. While paying attention to the health of the baby, the health of the expectant mother cannot be ignored.

At present, many people often ignore the most important breast health of women in the pre-pregnancy examination. I think it is very necessary to remind all pregnant mothers that they plan to do some breast examination before pregnancy.

Why should we attach importance to breast examination before pregnancy?

Many people will think that at a young age, there must be no problem with the breast. Why do you want to check the breast?

Not really.

1. Beware of [breast fibroadenoma]

Among young women, the incidence of [breast fibroadenoma] is relatively high.

Although [breast fibroadenoma] is a benign disease, due to the great change of hormone level in the body after pregnancy, fibroadenoma will increase obviously in a short period of time and even become malignant [phyllodes tumor].

Is it a surgical biopsy to ensure the health of the expectant mother, or is it to give up the operation in order to ensure the safety of the fetus? How do you choose? I believe no one wants to face this dilemma after spending the whole pregnancy in anxiety and uneasiness.

2. Timely treatment of congenital abnormalities that cannot breastfeed

Some expectant mothers have defects such as congenital invagination of nipples, which may affect lactation in serious cases.

It is safer and more appropriate to have an operation before pregnancy.

How to check mammary gland?

We suggest that manual physical examination + color Doppler ultrasound is the most suitable method for breast examination before pregnancy.

Color Doppler ultrasound, as a supplement to manual examination, can find deep breast lesions.

Although research shows that molybdenum and palladium have limited radiation to human body, it is still recommended that this examination should not be taken from the first half of pregnancy preparation:

    First, avoid unnecessary radiation; Secondly, molybdenum and palladium penetration is not ideal for young and dense breast, and the positive rate of examination is low.

Color Doppler ultrasound examination through ultrasonic echo imaging can be carried out during any pregnancy, which is safe and effective.

If there is a problem with the breast, what should I do?

1. Resection of breast fibroadenoma

If breast fibroadenoma is detected, we suggest surgical resection before pregnancy.

It is safe to operate 3 months before pregnancy.

In fact, this operation is very small: local anesthesia, tumor removal, suture and end. After ovulation in a natural menstrual cycle, the next month, pregnancy can be completely natural, and the influence of drugs is almost negligible.

In addition, people may worry that the operation will affect postpartum lactation, but it is not necessary.

The operation only removed the mass and some surrounding tissues, which had little effect on lactation. Compared with the lesion of the mass, the two evils are the lesser of each other. I still suggest that we should remove the mass as soon as possible when it is found.

2. Surgical treatment of nipple defects

Worried that congenital nipple malformation will affect lactation, we suggest minimally invasive surgery in advance.

If there is a congenital defect of nipple invagination before, which is afraid of affecting postpartum lactation, then nipple invagination correction can be considered six months ago.

Some hospitals provide minimally invasive corrective surgery. Compared with open corrective surgery, it has the advantages of less nipple damage and no damage to breast duct.

However, no matter what kind of operation method, it can only improve the function after operation and cannot completely achieve the normal nipple lactation function. Some patients will also have nipple retraction. Therefore, we suggest that it is best to do it in the first half of pregnancy.

Breast examination during pregnancy is also very important!

In addition, although the incidence rate of breast cancer during pregnancy is very low, it is not easy to be found and is easy to delay, and the prognosis is often very poor.

After pregnancy, expectant mothers spend most of their energy on various indicators of the fetus and often ignore their own health examination.

In fact, it is very necessary to have routine breast examination throughout pregnancy. If you find a lump or overflow of breast for unknown reasons, you must go to the outpatient department for examination in time.

Do a good job of breast examination during pregnancy, love the child, and care more for the expectant mother herself, so that everyone can welcome the arrival of the baby in happiness and health.