A galactogram is a mammogram that's done after x-ray dye has been injected into a breast duct through the nipple. It's done to see if there's an abnormality within the duct that may be causing
nipple discharge. This procedure is also done to find a duct with an abnormality before the surgeon removes it. Most women don’t ﬁnd that this procedure hurts. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
A report of the radiologist’s ﬁndings will be forwarded to your doctor. You'll be contacted about the results.
Don’t squeeze or "express" your breast or nipple before the test. Limiting your caffeine 24 hours before the test will help make the mammogram a little more comfortable.
Current as of: June 5, 2020
Author: Breast Health, Alberta Health Services
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