please help me I am scared to death!!! i dont know what to do!

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LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 7/28/2015 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Please help me for about three months on and off i have been having itchiness in my left breast area mainly my nipple.

I went to the OBGYN and he found a lump on the top of my nipple. He said he is not concerned at all and send me for a mammogram, which I am waiting to do.

I AM SCARED TO DEATH i have a 20 month old daughter and I feel the world crashing down. I keep reading online itchiness and lump or dangerous warning signs.
I am sorry I am here but this is the only forum that I can discuss this with....please help me.

lgm1942
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   Posted 7/28/2015 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not a doctor, but BC run's in my family, all of them had deep tumors not on or near the surface, it is my thinking
that the itchiness they are refering to is with skin cancer, your doctor would have moved very quick if he thought it
was anything serious. Peace

Larry ***

LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 7/28/2015 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Larry but the lump is inside my breast, deep not on the outside.

sherbear46
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   Posted 7/28/2015 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe Larry was confused since your said the lump was on top of your nipple. So you mean underneath your nipple? Try not to worry too much ( I know easier said than done), much of the time lumps aren't cancer.

The mammo will give them a good idea of what is going on. Good luck, let us know how it went.
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LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 7/28/2015 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Sherry. I am really worried I have an ultrasound tomorrow. I am so scared I keep getting the worst thoughts in my mind.

I did ask my doctor when he discovered the lump if it was cancer? And she laughed and said NO. How can he be so confident? Is it only because I am 33, well I know a handful of 30 year olds who had BC. OMG. My anxiety is through the roof.

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   Posted 7/29/2015 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
When I had a Mammo at age 40, they found a lump I didn't even know I had. When through more films, and ultrasound and finally a biopsy. It ended up being a lump that is NOT cancer but just needs to be watched in case it grows because it will need to be removed.

Yes younger people can get cancer but it may be nothing. Focus on that. Try to anyway.
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LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 7/29/2015 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much Sherbear for your reply........

I had the ultrasound today and it was negative. They couldnt find the lump that my doctor felt, which today he told me it was pea sized and if the ultrasound was negative not to worry about it. But now I am even more stressed because I would like to know what the lump is.. What sparked me to go to the doctor is that I have been having itchy and pain in my left breast and that is where he found the lump.

I was thinking of making an appointment with a breast surgeon. I dont know, I think my family is annoyed with me and telling me if the doctor said let it go, let it go.

sherbear46
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   Posted 7/31/2015 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
If they didn't find anything I would let it go. It could have just been something that was inflamed and now has gone away. Right under the nipple I would think could have been a milk duct issue possibly? Not sure but the ultrasound would have shown it if there was a problem.
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LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 8/1/2015 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sherbear,

Being the anxious person that I am, I could not let it go. I had a repeat ultrasound (and I guess the first tech missed it) because the second tech was so thorough and found it right away. It is 8mm and the radiologist was VERy confident it was a fibroidadenoma. He still told me to come in 6 months to make sure it doesnt get bigger, which he followed by saying it wouldn't...

I keep reading ladies on forums who were told they had such a thing and the radiologist ended up being wrong. I just want it out... I think I am going ot make an appointment with a breast surgeon..

sherbear46
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   Posted 8/1/2015 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh that is what I have. Mine has not grown, I had a biopsy done to confirm that is what it is and actually is has gotten smaller.

My breast surgeon looked at my results and also concurred with the radiologist in just watching to see what it does. Its been 2 years and hasn't grown.

I hope you get the answers you want so that your mind can be at ease about it.
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LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 8/1/2015 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherbear, I have been reading alot about them and have been receiving mixed info...does the fact that you are prone to fibroadenomas really increase your risk of bc?? Thanks for your replies :)

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   Posted 8/1/2015 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I had four as I said before. All benign. But I have insisted they get removed. Not a big deal to have them taken out and you have the peace of mind knowing they are gone and can't turn into something. Take care!
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sherbear46
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   Posted 8/1/2015 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I really have no idea. I wasn't told that and BC runs in my family. Because of my other health issue, I learned a long time ago to not worry about what if.
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Sheri-42 years old

Diagnosed UC/IBS 04/09-Left sided 01/13 Endo showed gastritis and Colonoscopy showed only 2 cm of rectal inflammation 2015 Flex Sig showed everything clear and biopsy were clear too.
Diagnosed in Jan 2013 with Chronic Uticartia
Meds-2 Lialda, Aciphex, Allegra, Singulair, Vitamin D3, Hydroxyzine (as needed), probiotics, Canasa 3xwk

LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 8/1/2015 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for responding to me! Can I ask you mine is 8mm, I dont know is that considered relatively average size, small or medium? Also, how did the lumpectomy go? I want to take it out because I am an overly anxious person and the idea of having to wait size months to see if it grows scares the heck out of me...

Also, can I ask you did you ever get shooting pain from them, I feel like mine is causing that. The pain seemed to have started a month ago, I am scared because they told me I could have had this for years, but if I did does that mean it it is rapidly growing since it only started causing me pain now?

Thank you for getting back to me it is so nice to have someone to talk to.

claudes
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   Posted 1/21/2016 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi LuvMyDAD, did you ever find out what was happening with your breast? I'm having similar symptoms and freaking out.

lkegger
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   Posted 1/21/2016 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi this is my 1st post here. I was diagnosed wit fibroadenoma when i was 19 (i am 45 now) had one removed as it was large, the other was left and has never changed in 25 years. This year at my regular check up (because of the FB) they found something new.. it's .7mm .. def not the old lump. They didn't see it at 1st then called me back a week later for follow up 3D mammogram and then another ultrasound. Now i have to go for a core needle biopsy.. but i have heard they are unreliable. I live in Canada, so i don't have insurance worries, but i have to wait 3 weeks.. i have other anxiety disorders that in the past have presented as chest pain and asthma like symptoms. not sure how i will make it through 3 weeks, plus another one for the report.. i know that a lot of lumps arent cancerous.. but i'm kinda freaking out.. any advice taken .

LunaMaya
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   Posted 1/21/2016 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
hello, popping in to say in 2001 at age 47 while in the bath I noticed my left nipple had a drop of clear fluid coming out. I immediately called for an appointment because I knew that was not normal outside of pregnancy, which was surgically impossible in my case. I realized I'd had minor one-sided breast pain for a few days similar to that which you get with menstruation, and had thought it strange in only one breast. These two things seemed ominous, so I immediately called for and got an appointment for the next day.

On physical exam the lump could be seen just under the skin by just looking at me before any imaging. Ultrasound and Mammogram were clear...but biopsy revealed it was cancerous. I was told it was not yet large enough to be seen on mammogram, so I was very lucky to have that little clear drop there at the time I happened to be bathing! I have no family history of breast cancer and was not great at self exam either.

With my presentation they give you a choice between mastectomy alone or lumpectomy plus radiation. I chose mastectomy and reconstruction. It was all quick and easier than I thought!

I would not have accepted a wait of several weeks such as you are facing. In fact, I coerced the nurse who called to make my appointment to learn the result into just telling me, because I knew it was cancer. She confirmed it, stage 1.

Your doc may feel the wait is ok based on your results so far. If you make it clear you are freaking over waiting that long, maybe they will give you an answer as soon as your test results are known.

I feel for you, but am also posting my case to show how self exam can trump mammography! Even after my diagnosis another mammogram showed nada, zilch.

I wish you both well!

Post Edited (LunaMaya) : 1/21/2016 4:22:17 PM (GMT-7)


Monicab60
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   Posted 2/21/2016 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My situation might be a bit different because I am a survivor of Hodgkins Disease... I had radiation to treat that as a teenager. I have had regular mammograms since age 30. After one yearly Mamo, they saw what they thought was a distortion in my left breast, and sent me for an ultrasound. They were sure that it was just a cyst, but my oncologist wanted definitive proof, so I had a breast MRI. From that it showed a definite spot. I had a core needle biopsy and it was confirmed as very early cancer. I was very lucky that it was just an insitu tumor...lumpectomy and here I am eleven years later, still clear. I had one other spot that looked equally suspicious, biopsied a few years later, but it was negative. My advice is to have a good team you trust, and listen to your own instincts. But also know that there is just as much chance that it can be negative, even after you've had a positive. Blessings.
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