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   Posted 10/14/2015 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! I'm new to this forum.

about a month ago I found a hard lump under my left armpit. After a week I saw a doctor. She gave me a 10 day stint of antibiotics. She told me to come back after two weeks for an ultrasound if not gone. Well, it's been three weeks and the lump is still there! It is much smaller now- it was quarter size, now pea size. I have a 2nd lump too but it’s different though. The first is hard and solid while the 2nd lump is more of a swelling. I have a connective tissue disease so I am always sick. My doctor tends to brush me off because I have such generalized symptoms daily. She did take my lump seriously but that was because it was hard and large. I am worried she will not think anything of the second swollen place. I know my body though and it's not normal. I have had nipple discharge in both breasts since I was 27. I have no children.

Two years ago I found large lumps in my left breast. They did a mammogram and u/s but basically said my breast were too dense. They didn't see anything serious though. My left breast is much larger than my right - by a lot! Do I go to the follow up? I have just learned that if I go to the doctor too soon they stop helping me. I would appreciate any guidance.

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   Posted 10/15/2015 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
The fact that the lump shrinked sounds promising. I would go back to the doctor to see what they say.

You could always ask for orders for another mammo. They will have the first one to compare to if anything has changed.
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   Posted 11/20/2015 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm 16 years old going on 17 and have a family history of breast cancer. My mom had Breast cancer that spread down to ovarian cancer and to the blood at 27,her mother and grandmother as well. 5 weeks ago I had leaking from both breasts nipples as well as itching,scaling and burning with discoloration. I went to doctors 4 weeks ago and they said I had staph infection. I took antibiotics and then went back because it continued they took a sonogram and said that my lymph nodes were very swollen and my breast had inflammation. I also been having pain in breast. Two days ago I checked my breast because its been a week and a half since my period and I found a hard painless lump on my left breast.

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   Posted 9/6/2016 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Had a my mammogram about ten days ago and got the letter saying they needed more imaging done due to nodule densities (2). Since that letter I have been feeling pain in my left breast. Actually have felt pain there before but am now paying attention to it. Am scheduled for a spot compression mammogram on Wednesday. Have not slept a full night since I got my letter, even if I take my ambien. Any suggestions? Nervous person here waiting to hear from someone. Forgot to add I am 65 so I can rule out period pain in my breast.

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   Posted 9/13/2016 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I came back for the ultrasound with my doctor and I'm glad that I did. Though it's already 2 weeks beyond the scheduled one, knowing what my condition truly is lessened the anxiety. Thank God, the lumps are gone! I was just too impatient to see the result. You nana28 should go in for scheduled follow ups and tests because not learning the truth can be harmful to you, both physically and mentally. That happened to me.

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   Posted 4/15/2017 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new to this I've had a lump now for months so recently went doctors and they have referred me to the breast clinic I was just wondering how long it took for everyone to get their letter with the appointment ?
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