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Do you guys offer mammograms for girls?

A mammogram is a special type of test to make sure the breasts are healthy; however, mammograms usually aren’t given to people until they’re around 40 years old. They are sometimes performed on people 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 towards the right side. It's been going on for about a week; what could be going on?

There are many possible reasons for 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 like birth control pills can cause water retention, which can lead to breast tenderness. Other people 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. Keep paying attention to your body, and give Teen Clinic a call if we can help!

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