Post # 1
Well, I’m talking about my boob on the Internet. Never thought we’d be here.
All joking aside, I’m a little bit paranoid and at a loss for what to do. I developed a dime-sized raised red lump about an inch and a half below my nipple a few days ago, and it’s showing no signs of going away. I don’t have any other concerning signs or symptoms, but there’s also no way for me to see my gyno before August due to covid craziness. I don’t want to jump the gun on things and it turn out to be nothing, especially as overwhelmed as hospitals are right now, but it’s showing no signs of going away and doesn’t feel like a normal pimple or cyst.
So, on one hand: could be a clogged pore and I’ll feel like an idiot, or could be something serious and I’ll feel like a much bigger idiot. Do I attempt to make a regular physician’s appointment to get it seen about, go for something more immediate like urgent care, or wait it out?
Post # 2
Call your Dr and ask them what they suggest. Don’t put it off for fear of looking foolish. The ONLY foolish thing you could do right now is ignore it.
It may very well be nothing of great concern but you need a medical professional to tell you that, not a bunch of internet strangers.
Good luck bee,
Post # 3
Agreed with PP. Now is no time for rationalization or modesty. Get an appointment asap.
Post # 4
You can absolutely call your primary care physician about this. In fact, I think that’s the perfect person to call. They will probably want to examine you and may send you for breast imaging (mammogram and/or ultrasound). I’m an oncologist and this is exactly what I would do if I found a lump in my breast.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
My doctor once told me “If you’re concerned about something, then I’m concerned about it too”, when I told her I wasn’t sure if I should have got something checked out. Definitely speak to your normal doctor. It’s better to have them check it out and it be nothing, than not check it and it be something.
Post # 6
I saw my doctor about a small lump a couple of years back. It was a harmless cyst, and when I apologised for bothering her, she told me she always wanted to be ‘bothered’ with something like that. She said 99 times out of 100 it’s probably nothing, but the patient doesn’t know when they are the 1 in a 100 that isn’t, and she’d rather have to look at the 99 harmless ones and pick up the 100th harmful one, then have all 100 patients stay home because they don’t want to be a nuiscance!
Post # 7
It could be nothing and go away or you could be very glad you had it checked out when you did. It’s not silly, if it seems out of the ordinary it’s worth having it looked at. Still call your doctor and see what your options are at your clinic/hospital for getting it checked out.
Post # 8
I saw my doctor once just coz I experience a new pain in my boob that I’ve never had before. It was just hormones but my doctor told me that anything breast related that’s new or unusual should be checked.
Don’t feel silly. Get it checked.
Post # 9
Please go to your GP and get it looked at. My friend developed a lump in her breast at 24. We all thought it was just a cyst as she has no family history of cancer and was 24. The doctor was sure it was a cyst, but the NHS rules meant she had to be referred to a breast clinic. The doctors there were sure it was a cyst but they conducted a scan and biopsy.
you know where this is going – it wasn’t a cyst and it was cancer. She had her breast removed and several rounds of chemotherapy. She is now cancer free, but whenever you have a lump, get it checked.