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Breast Lumps In Women - Diagnosis

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Comment from: Joe, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 20

I am reading this because I never thought that this would be something to worry about. So for living with the right side nipple hurting for 6 months I finally decided to get it looked at by my doctor during an annual. I had a mammogram the next morning with three lumps and the 2 doctors are trying to schedule a surgery as soon as possible. The wife is having a hard time wrapping her head around this and we're not even sure what to tell the kids (still in grade school). Something they don't prepare you for.

Comment from: flordagirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

I've got a mass in my right breast; I first noticed it about 1 or 2 months ago and it didn't hurt, but now it's sore. Well, actually it first showed up a few years ago, was really small and went away, but now it is back and bigger. The mammogram and ultrasound didn't show much as the tissue inside my breasts was too dense, but my obstetrician/gynecologist had me go see a specialist anyway. She had me get a mammogram and ultrasound again this time, and now wants me to go see a breast specialist again. Better safe than sorry I suppose.

Comment from: GrannieW, 45-54 (Patient) Published: August 29

I recently had an appointment with my GYN and she said my uterus was enlarged and she wanted me to have an ultrasound on that and a mammogram (since I had not had one up to this point). Well the ultrasound shows a tumor on my uterus and the mammogram just came back with masses in both breasts. I am absolutely terrified right now, but I can't say anything to my husband or my kids (adults) because I don't want them to worry needlessly. I go back to the imaging center next week for sonogram on the breasts, and then back to the GYN the following week to decide if the uterus tumor can be biopsied in her office or if it needs to be in hospital. I'm having a hard time pretending everything is normal when I'm so scared.

Comment from: halesmom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I am a 53-year-old, recently menopausal woman, who was diagnosed with cellulitis of the right breast four weeks ago. I took antibiotics for 20 days and all signs of infection had disappeared six or seven days before I finished the medicine. I was left with a hard lump, which does not move and does not hurt. Both ultrasounds I have had do not suggest cancer, neither does the diagnostic mammogram. The mammo report says further testing is required; however, my doctor, a breast surgeon, has decided to wait another month because she says hard tissue can remain after an infection, and she thinks that is what this is. Basically, that means if the lump is still there in another month, I will finally get a biopsy and should it show something, I will have wasted nine weeks of treatment time because my lump isn't usual. To doctors who may read this: Don't torture your patients. If a lump is present without infection, or as in my case, if there is no reason for the infection, do a biopsy right away for the peace of mind it can bring. The Internet is full of stories of women who were assured from a mammogram and an ultrasound that they were fine.

Comment from: J, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

I found a lump in my left breast about 6 months after losing 140 lb from gastric bypass surgery (2 months ago). I am waiting for my mammogram and ultrasound appointment in a few weeks; my doctor thinks it is just fibrocystic breast tissue but is doing them to be sure. The thing freaking me out the most is that there is no pain at all with the lump and this finding follows pre-cancerous cervical, uterine and skin cells that have all required surgeries and procedures (I still have the bad uterine and skin cells). I guess I just have to wait and see, but I never thought at 34 I'd have more yearly doctor appointments than my grandmother does. Just don't know if I can take one more bad diagnosis.

Comment from: suzieqqqqx, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I was diagnosed with breast cancer nine months after I was told I only had cysts. That hospital did not do a biopsy, only a mammogram and ultrasound. Nine months later I was referred by a different doctor to a different hospital that did lots of tests, a mammogram, an ultrasound, and a needle biopsy. I was told they found a total of seven tumors via the biopsy, and I would need to have my breast removed. I wonder if those seven tumors grew in the nine months that I was absent from that first hospital or if they were there previously but misdiagnosed as cysts.

Comment from: Christina, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I am 34 years old and I have had problems with pain in my chest, but a couple of years ago I felt a lump on the left side of my breast and towards the middle of my breast. I don't know what to think and wonder if it's a cyst, I don't really know a lot about a cyst either.


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