Why no deo during mammograms?
August 25, 2008 1:13pm CST
they always tell you to not wear deodorant during a mammogram but WHY?? is it because deodorant contains aluminum?? i always wear it then use their wipes to wipe it off and then bring mine to put on after the test since i feel gross without it but do the wipes really work good enough?? obviously they trust them but still.. does anyone know why this is a no-no??
26 Aug 08
I think it's just another chemical, or something, and that they want the body to be clean of any outside substances, for whatever reason. Deo always leaves something behind, and they probably want to keep the machines clean. I have never had a mammogram, but I would imagine it has something to do with keeping their machines clean and running smoothly.
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26 Aug 08
All I could find while doing a search was that they "interfere with the test". I saw something about aluminum chloride in antiperspirants, so that could be it. They also make you remove any metals from that area, too. So, just the proximity of the metals could throw off the test results. I would hate to think I might have cancer just because I was wearing deodorant that day! It's really ironic that I came across this post when I did because tomorrow (Tuesday) I have a mammogram scheduled. I don't wanna go!!!!! Honestly, I don't even think about the deodorant issue because I'm too busy dreading the squishing part of it! OUCH!!!!!!