Utah doctors say women who recently received the COVID-19 vaccine may need to postpone their annual mammogram.

Some women who receive the coronovirus vaccine may experience axillary adenopathy, also known as inflammatory lymph nodes, after vaccination. A doctor in Ohio recently warned that this reaction could be confusing for a sign of breast cancer, as many patients are getting swollen lymph nodes under the same arm that they got from the jawbone.

Some women who receive the coronovirus vaccine may experience axillary adenopathy, also known as inflammatory lymph nodes, after vaccination.

Some women who receive the coronovirus vaccine may experience axillary adenopathy, also known as inflammatory lymph nodes, after vaccination.
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“When an immunization is received, there is an inflammatory reaction at hand,” Dr. Brett Parkinson, medical director of Intermountain Healthcare’s Breast Care Center in Morena, Utah, said local news station Granthshala 13. He He said that he and other physicians have recently seen swelling in lymph nodes on multiple screening mammograms of women receiving shots.

This response has been reported in women who received a modern or Pfizer-BioNotech Jack with Parkinson’s, which, in their experience for the past several weeks, appears to be comparable between instances of inflammatory lymph nodes occurring in their patients after vaccination. is. Two shots.

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Some test participants for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, for example, reported side effects including swollen lymph nodes, as well as fever, chills, muscle aches, and joint pain learning outcome, Who noted that these side effects were more experienced in those between the ages of 18 and 55.

In an effort to avoid causing alarm among patients, Parkinson and other physicians at Intermountain Healthcare have encouraged women who recently received jabs to delay their annual mammograms by at least four weeks after their second dose. did. Or, he said, patients should come before receiving the first dose.

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He Told Granthshala 13 that the guidance was according to the Society of Breast Imaging.

“We don’t want these patients to get a false positive to set such an alarm,” Parkinson said.