I need to have an Ultrasound of my breast..

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I too have had to have an ultrasound for the same issue. It is worrisome and I totally get it. Try to remember you have your SO to lean on. My ultrasound turned out fine. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Brickette:  As a Registered Nurse, I can assure you that you are not alone. Most people’s mind immediately goes to the worst possible outcome when they are in your situation. Yours is a completely normal reaction.

Fortunately, most women have good news. Fingers crossed for you.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

You will be ok . Your stronger then you know . I be praying for you . 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m so sorry that you’ve had such nerve-wracking news. I can tell you that given your age and your lack of a family history of breast cancer, it’s highly unlikely that it’s something serious. At your age, by far the most common cause of lumps felt in the breast are cysts that can get a little bigger during your period, or benign masses called fibroadenomas that are not harmful at all. I hope that this information might give you a bit more peace of mind, and I’m sure that all will turn out well with your ultrasound. Remember you have the support of your SO to lean on, and of course the Bees here as well. Wishing you the best and lots of hugs.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Brickette:  So glad I could be of help. Unfortunately, a lot of doctors are so used to seeing this kind of thing and know that it’s usually nothing to worry about that they forget what it’s like to be the patient on the other side without all the facts. I can’t believe he didn’t at least take the time to explain!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Don’t worry too much. I had the same thing happen which turned out to be fibroadenomas that did need to be surgically removed. I got put on low dose birth control and less caffeine to help stop the growth of them. The ultrasound will tell you right away what they are. 

Also, I know two mammogram techs and they would barely be able to perform one on a woman your age as your breasts are far too dense and lumpy anyways to get a good read and it would be painful as your breasts are still developing. 

I will be crossing my fingers of course for you though. Good luck 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I had the same issue 2 yrs ago. I went in for my yearly women’s health exam. I had some pain under my left arm pit. I felt a lump in the shower (self breast exams are important! ). First thing my doctor said while checking for lumps “how much caffeine are you drinking?!” I was given a referral for an ultrasound due to having dense breast tissue. Everything came out fine. I was put on low dose birth Control and no more coke or coffee in the morning. I was 22 and had just graduated from college and like you no family history of breast cancer. Positive Vibes headed your way 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Tapper1023:  Brickette:  What is it with doctors these days not explaining things? My doctor diagnosed me with PCOS (I went to see her for my headaches and she asked about my cycles, which are irregular and unpredictable), and the only reason I found out about the PCOS is because she wrote it on a referral to a neurologist, and didn’t even tell me!

Anyway, back to the point. I had also seen her about lumps in my breast and she didn’t seem concerned either, since I had no family history of cancer, but sent me for an ultrasound anyway and they didn’t find anything abnormal. I just have somewhat lumpy breasts! It’s probably what other bees are talking about, since I only noticed it close to my period. So I’m sure you’ll be fine. This is probably easier said than done, but if your appointment isn’t for another week, there is nothing you can do about it in the mean time, you don’t know anything either way, so there is no point stressing until then. Worry is a mostly useless emotion. If everything is fine with the ultrasound, you will have stressed yourself out for a whole week for no reason! And that’s not good for you. I try to use that reasoning, sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn’t, but I hope it can help you to de-stress a little bit. 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

If this is a fibroademona then you will be fine! It’s pretty common in women under the age of 30. I actually went through that whole process myself a few years ago. My OB wasn’t too concerned since the lump felt pretty solid and was well rounded, like a marble so she recommended having a biopsy (I had a fine needle aspiration: they stick a skinny needle into the lump sees if they can draw any fluid or stuff out of it. If it’s fluid, it’s most likely a cyst) where I was told by the doc who performed the biospy that he was confident it was a fibroadenoma and that “it wasn’t cancer, won’t turn into cancer, and didn’t happen because I was hit really hard in the breast” then put a bandaid on and handed me a pamphlet before leaving. That exchange still makes me shake my head!

Anyway, I ended up having an ultrasound two years later since it grew which made my OB concerned and ended up opting for surgical removal since it was 5cm long and my hospital recommends removal at 4cm. But everything went well! All parts are accounted for and working!

So I totally understand your concerns (and yes, I also had to institute a “no touching” policy myself but it was sooo hard to resist!) and would like to add my vote into the try to relax bin. It’s hard but trust me, stressing won’t make your appointment come faster! 🙂

Feel free to message me if you have any additional questions about my procedure. I wrote about it a little on my blog and I’d be happy to give you those links should you be curious because I did A LOT of googling after my initial diagnosis to help calm my nerves and it would have been so helpful to talk to someone who went through the process before. Good luck! 

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