Okay to get a breast ultrasound during or right before period?
Besides breast pain and tenderness I mean. I know that you should get mammograms at the beginning of your cycle because near the end of you cycle your breasts are denser. But I know that ultrasounds see through dense breast tissue better. So is there any reason why one should schedule a breast ultrasound at a particular time during one's cycle, or can you do an ultrasound at any time?
I've seen some things saying that it's better to schedule ultrasounds at the beginning of your cycle but the only reason they ever cite is breast pain.
Okay so in this study they say you should get it done in your follicular (postmenstrual) phase, but if I'm reading it correctly it says that of 145 lesions detected, 6 appeared in premenstrual but not postmenstrual and 6 appeared in postmenstrual but not premenstrual. 123 appeared in both. So why do they recommend one over the other if the results were the same? Am I misunderstanding? Anyone who is good at reading studies know?