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   Posted 10/11/2005 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I did a BSE examination on my breasts and went to the doctor's because I had breast pain. He said there was nothing to worry about. I am 16 years old and have no history of breast cancer in the family at all, that i know of. I went on the internet and looked up symptoms and it said that sometimes one breast is larger than the other and hangs slightly lower. And the nipple is in a slightly different place from the other. This is right for me. It is a slight difference but you can notice it. I still get slight pains under both arms and in both breasts and I also have rather large montgomery glands on one breast than the other
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   Posted 10/11/2005 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm I think sixteen is really pretty young to be worrying about breast cancer. I could be wrong that's for sure. But breasts at sixteen probably are more tender than older ones. Especially around the time of your period they will be tender. If you feel something that is a definite lump, then go back to the doctors again. Unless there is really a great difference in size and appearance I would not worry about it, either. Feet don't always match each other perfectly, nor do hands, arms, etc. Our bodies are not perfectly symmetrical. Take care and be observant but don't stress yourself out. Let's see what some of the others have to say. Hugs MK

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   Posted 10/11/2005 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with MK. It is good that you do BSE. Try not to worry. Your body sounds very normal. diligent about watching and keep up the BSE on a monthly basis. Draw a picture of what you are feeling during the BSE and then compare each month to make sure there is no difference. If there is and the pains continue then keep in touch with the doctor. I am so happy that you went to the doctor. I believe this is one time we can say "you are to young".

Don't be stressed, enjoy life, ahhh to be 16 again.


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   Posted 10/11/2005 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Keep an eye on it - but there are other problems that could be causing your symptoms... pregnancy causes breast soreness, as well as other diseases than breast cancer. Dont suffer in silence. And if your doctor doesnt take you seriously because of your age, take someone who can act as your advocate. Preferably someone older, male and very large.(LOL) You should not be worrying about BC at your age, but listen to your body, and then get your doctor to listen to you. Good Luck!!

There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay

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   Posted 10/11/2005 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to agree with MK and Candy. There are lots of explanations for what you are feeling and seeing. At 16 your both is still changing, especially during your menstrual cycle. My breast always got sore before my period started. Keep up with the self exams. Follow through if you feel a lump. In the meantime, don't worry about something that probably is not there. Lauri
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   Posted 10/11/2005 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi! I have to agree w/ what everyone here has already said. But I will say this to you. If you feel that your physician did not take you seriously and you can't stop worrying about this, then seek the opinion of another physician. Take your mom or some adult that you feel comfortable with to the appointment. You didn't say what size breast that you have. If you have very large breasts, then the pulling could be causing some of your problems. Try and not worry. Keep a journal of the pain and when it is most obvious for a couple of months. Then you will have an idea of if the pain is worse just before and during your periods.



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