Hi. I am new to this site but have turned to the one place where I know I can get answers - the Internet.
I have had some pain (sharp) in my right breast for a couple of months now. Didn't think much of it at first but on further examination I found a small lump. It is very hard to find but as there is pain associated with it I can feel it myself (easier to feel in the shower - almost impossible to find out of the shower). Also, it doesn't feel the same on my other breast. It is underneath the nipple and a little to the right and feels to be quite deep. I went to the OB/GYN who looked at me as if to say "really, this is what you came in for?" Obviously I wanted a second opinion. I went to General Surgery (we have Kaiser) and saw a doc who didn't think it was suspicious but said I could have an ultrasound (personally I don't think he could feel what I can feel). He said that there is a ridge around the nipple and he thought that was what I was feeling. But, as I said, it doesn't feel the same on the other breast. I had the ultrasound this morning and nothing showed up. My mind is still not at ease. Does anybody have a similar experience they could share with me? Many thanks Simone
Thanks so much for the response. It's my gut feeling that has got me as far as the ultrasound. Haven't heard back from my doctor but the radiologist said she couldn't see anything but that I had dense tissue. The reason i worry so is that my grandmother had breast cancer and a breast removed at age 40. I am 33.
The frustrating part is that I really don't think my doctor could feel anything.
Will push, I think for a mammogram.
Post Edited (kiwisimone) : 2/22/2006 1:05:12 PM (GMT-7)
about support groups I know there are several good ones in Denver. I personally don't belong to one, but might be interested. If you find one you like, let me know. I am a few miles north of you, but my drs are all in Denver.