new complex cysts under nipple and nipple discharge

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raeleigh03
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   Posted 3/15/2015 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello. I am 39. I started about a year ago with spontaneous nipple discharge. ...clear. July 2013 i had a mammo and u/s due to a lump i felt. I have been doing these every 6 months since. A year ago after the discharge my ob found a lump under my left nipple. Everything showed cysts as before but was still sent to a surgeon. Surgeon did cytology on discharge.....said rare ductal cells and lymphkcytes. He wasnt worried despite aunt having double masectomy years ago and mom having non-hodgkins and lung cancer and a breast tumor. She passed away in 2013. He said a ductogram would hurt but reassured we can watch and wait. Well now i have bilateral nipple complex cysts and the left feels heavy and the right only discharges if you squeeze it. I see same surgeon tomorrow. I saw a new surgeon PA last week and she calling me back after surgeon returns on Wed. As she feels benign but woth family history and losing a cousin to ovarian cancer a year ago i can get aspiration but maybe need be in OR because location under nipple and the are 1cm and need for maybe a core biopsy but if still small then consider bilateral excisiobal biopsy because small cysts and location but i am small chested too so she said may end up lil bit deformed. I have read a lot and i really want a core biopsy like radiologist recommended but i am just lost and confused. And my nerves are all shot. Help shakehead

sherbear46
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   Posted 3/16/2015 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I would want a core biopsy if I were you also. Your going to drive yourself insane until you know exactly what it is and given your family history it is better to be safe than sorry. Let us know what the surgeon says.
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