My saga begins only 8 short days ago, although it seems like forever. I woke up in the morning, and found a lump while I was taking a shower. I had had my annual appt. with my OB/GYN only one week before, and she had given me a prescript
ion for a baseline mammo, so instead of calling her, I called the breast center directly to make an appointment. They had me have her fax over a new order for a diagnostic mammo, which she did, and by 9:30 that morning, only 2-1/2 hours after finding the lump, I was having my mammogram. They call you in about
20 minutes after the mammo to report the results. I was a birad-4, with an indeterminate lump and 3 clusters if microcalcifiations. They referred me to a surgeon, who called me at home at 8:00 that evening, and told me I really should be seen quickly. He was booked solid for the entire upcoming week, and going on vacation the week after that. He kept his office
open late for me Monday night (March 20), and, at that appointment, he was able to biopsy my lump and the calcifications right near it. He was unable to locate the other two areas of calcifications on ultrasound. After the exam and biopsy, he said there were an equal number of "indicators" pointing in each direction...e.g., the lump looked smooth in one view on the ultrasound, but in another view, the edges were jagged. He said he really didn't have a strong pull one way or the other which way this one might go.
That's the background...now for my question. The surgeon told me I should have the results of my biopsy today. Now, I understand that since my appointment was well after hours on Monday night, that's really like having the biopsy on Tuesday. They called me today and told me that I won't have my results today. They said that my specimen is "complicated", and the lab said it'll take longer to get results. I asked if I'd have them on Monday, and they said they didn't know.
Soooo....has anyone else experienced a 6-day wait for results (4 business days)? Will a delay that long compromise my specimen? Has anyone been told they had a "complicated" specimen? What does that mean...and could it be a bad sign?
Any insight would be helpful and very much appreciated.