Okay, Guys. EXPLAIN.

Torture device.  Photo taken by and the property of FourWalls.
@FourWalls (15217)
United States
April 26, 2018 11:59am CST
I’m not just humorous here. I try to make people laugh as much as possible, even at my own expense. That included a couple of weeks ago, when I went for my annual mammogram. I posted the picture included here on my Facebook wall and the comment, “Say OUCH, ladies!” I don’t need to identify that torture device to any woman over 40. I had a number of female friends who “winced in solidarity.” What surprised me, though, was the number of guys who know what that is. Y’all need to explain that one to me. How do you fellas know about this thing????? PS — ladies, over 40, make sure you make your annual appointment for this. After you stop wincing at the thought of the pain, though.
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
26 Apr
Just wish their was not so much pain associated with this.
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@FourWalls (15217)
• United States
27 Apr
I mentioned in another reply that my doctor's office has a new machine, and it wasn't nearly as painful this year as in previous years. The pain paid off, though: yesterday I received a notice from my doctor saying the mammogram was clear! A friend of mine on Facebook said better a couple of minutes of pain than a couple of years of cancer treatment, and she's so right. My next-door-neighbor's cancer was caught in the stage 0 phase.
@crossbones27 (21190)
• Redlands, California
26 Apr
Are you kidding, I have one in my house. Just kidding, but think people are pretty caught up on most things these days being the age of information everywhere. Just people are choosing what they want to believe and what is actually true.
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@marguicha (102115)
• Chile
26 Apr
I hate those checks and do them. Ouch!
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@Hannihar (42037)
27 Apr
@FourWalls I go for my mammogram. The first machine they had was awful and now they have a better one that is easier and does not hurt so much.
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@FourWalls (15217)
• United States
27 Apr
You know, the newer machines are an improvement. I asked the radiologist after we finished if I had gotten "used to" the squish or if this one didn't hurt as bad and she said, "We have a new machine. It's better."
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@Hannihar (42037)
27 Apr
@FourWalls Why didn't she use it then?
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@FourWalls (15217)
• United States
27 Apr
@Hannihar -- oh, they did. That's the new one in the picture. I didn't have to do the 20 goofy poses, either, with the new one.
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@Aquitaine24 (1467)
• San Jose, California
31 Aug
It is good for guys to get tested too.
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jun
I've never actually seen one before. I've heard that they are quite painful.
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• St. George, Bermuda
10 May
The guys might know about it because of what we tell them but on the other hand there are some man who care enough to go to the place and see what actually takes place and Stand by there woman and endure it while they go through it.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
27 Apr
My hubby has worked in hospitals, etc. and has three sisters as well.
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Apr
I must be one of the lucky ones. Although it was uncomfortable I couldn't say it hurt.
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@Corbin5 (116024)
• United States
26 Apr
I don't think my husband knows what it is. He does prefer to remain clueless regarding certain things.
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
26 Apr
I know because Becky talked me into getting a mammogram and her lady doctor went along with it. They told me afterwards that it really wasn't necessary but just wanted ME to know what it felt like. Never again!
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@sugartoes (42564)
• Greencastle, Indiana
26 Apr
don't remind me I have mine on the 4th I HATE it. but I'd be GLAD if someone could take my place I sure wouldn't mind is there ANY takers ANY ONE?
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• United States
26 Apr
Adding my 'ouch" in solidarity
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
26 Apr
I think they are aware of those of things nowaways. I have my sonomammogram since I am below 40s.
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