(Closed) **Update on the lump I found**

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hiroshymatetrastar:  I just went through the same thing sort of at 30.  I about had a heart attack.  My egg donor has breast cancer and tested positive for BRCA.  πŸ™  I did the mammogram, and really, it’s not bad.  It doesn’t hurt, it takes like 5 minutes.  You will be totally fine.

I still have to do the BRCA gene testing… but I am totally horrified by it.  They recommend a preemptive mastectomy and ovary removal by 35 if I do carry the gene.  Son of a bitch.

I really hope it’s nothing in your case!!  Just schedule it and get it out of the way for peace of mind!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hiroshymatetrastar:  I know how you feel.  My aunt (my mom’s sister) died of it in her 50s after she was cancer free for years.

The best thing you can do is do these appointments and take care of yourself.  If it does ever happen to you, the earlier you find out the better.

It’s just all around not fun, but you will get through it. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Gosh I really feel for you.  I know exactly how you feel, it’s heartbreaking to deal with.  I am glad you already have your appointment and a support system to go with you — I took my MIL, SIL and husband (dramatic much?) and balled like a baby in the changing room.

The good thing is — where I went at least — they will tell you immediately what they see in the results.  I waited 10 minutes and they told me straight away the tests were good.

Please come back and let us know how it goes.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Try and stay calm, I know it’s difficult.

A month ago I found, what I thought, was a lump. After my doctor examined me, she said she wasn’t worried by it, but she wasn’t absolutely sure, so she scheduled me for an ultrasound. They performed the ultrasound, went in another room to show the doctor the results, he analyzed it and gave me the results right there. It took about 30 mins total. It turned out to just be normal breast tissue.

Do you know why they chose mammogram over ultrasound? Usually breast tissue is too dense for mammograms until you’re in your mid 30’s.

Either way, I’ve been told they aren’t painful, but just uncomfortable. Lots of pressure. But it’s over in a few minutes., and you’ll likely get the results immediately. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@hiroshymatetrastar:

I went through something very similar a few years ago when I was 28.  I was so scared and beside myself.  I had gone to see the dr. expecting them to tell me I was being ridiculous but they instead told me they definitely found a lump and that I had to go for an ultrasound…went and they couldn’t find anything.  3 months later, I book a follow up ultra sound, they find something this time and the radiologist says that it’s suspicious so I needed a biopsy.  So off I went for the biopsy…hadn’t slept in days…when I get there, they discovered that the radiologist had made a mistake…A MISTAKE!  I was so shocked!  In the end..there’s nothing there. I can still feel the “lump” years later but they believe it’s more likely just how the tissue developed.  I know so many people told me not to worry and that didn’t help because I did anyways, but in the end it was all ok- and I will pray that it will be the same for you.  If I ever found out again that there was something there, I would definitely not worry…it wasn’t worth it.  You are very young and like they kept reminding me through this process…the likelihood that it’s anything to worry about is very very small.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Crazy I’m seeing this thread right now as I am going through just about the same thing. Found a painful lump in my right breast a couple weeks ago. Had it checked out immediately and was told it felt cystic. Then I had an ultrasound last week that confirmed I had several cysts, but still need to have the biggest aspirated this coming Monday and have the fluid tested. Since last week, it has nearly disappeared (which I’m told cysts can do) and no longer hurts, so I’m interested to see what they say at my appointment on Monday. Anyway, long story short…don’t freak out just yet! It might just be a cyst and I’ve been told many women don’t need to have anything done if that’s the case, unless of course it causes discomfort. I wish you the best! You’ll be okay:)

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Awe! I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. I hope everything turns out for you! Praying it’s just a cyst!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ugh so sorry you’re going through this, it’s so scary! Just try to relax and stay calm though until you know for sure what is going on – easier said then done, I know.  

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