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Found a lump aibu to be a total anxious mess till Friday 🙁

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FennecFoxMummy Mon 20-Feb-17 18:56:59

Found a lump in my armpit. I have booked into drs earliest appt was Friday.
I feel sick and tearful all the time I'm so worried. It's under the skin and the skin kind of sucks in where it is which I've read isn't good. I'm 23. has anyone has this what was your out come please feels like Friday I so long away to feel like this all week sad

TheGrumpySquirrel Mon 20-Feb-17 19:05:11

Don't worry. They will see you very fast and investigate. I had lump in breast and within 10 days was at clinic they did ultrasound then biopsy as they weren't sure about ultrasound. All 1 visit. I opted for fat needle biopsy as didn't want them to have to do it twice. Not bad, like a bit staple gun - pressure but no pain. Most people are ruled out at ultrasound. Results were benign fibroid. They are more common than you think. First thing go to GP asap with your concerns! Hugs flowers

allchattedout Mon 20-Feb-17 19:05:20

I found an armpit lump a couple of weeks ago and was initially really worried. However, it was painful to touch and relatively soft, both of which suggest it is not likely to be cancerous. It disappeared before I could go to the doctor. It's of course best to get it checked out, but you can reassure yourself that it's highly unlikely to be cancerous, especially at your age. Also, if it has just appeared suddenly, it also suggests it is not a tumour.

TheGrumpySquirrel Mon 20-Feb-17 19:06:16

Yes Friday seems ages but try to put it out of your mind till then. No point worrying - GP may be able to reassure you. It's tough but even if you are referred to clinic it might well be fine.

FennecFoxMummy Mon 20-Feb-17 19:19:26

Thankyou I just can't seen to be rational at the minute it doesn't help that it's the time of the month and I'm very emotional for some reason. Just feel in a state with myself ill have to pull myself together till Friday!

BenguinsMummy Mon 20-Feb-17 19:32:01

Did you tell the receptionist why you needed the appointment Hun? Something like that is meant to be seen as an emergency... Usually means ringing at 8:30am for an appointment, but should be same day appointment....

mumsgirl1 Mon 20-Feb-17 19:38:58

Might be because its your time of month too. Try not to worry till its been checked. Would it be worth it to ring GP tomorrow to say you are really anxious and is there no way any doctor/or nurse could check you over before then?

GodILoveADaquiri Mon 20-Feb-17 19:41:40

Worth another shot at phoning the gp, usually they have a duty dr who can at least telephone you to talk about things the same day, please don't spend a minute longer worrying about it. I hope it all turns out ok for you, OP flowers

janesmom Mon 20-Feb-17 19:41:53

Completely understand you're a bit concerned. YANBU but rest assured the likelihood of it being anything bad is v small. Both me and a good few friends have had similar and in each case it has gone within days or been nothing of any note. Know it is hard, definitely go to GP, but try to relax!

Singlelady Mon 20-Feb-17 19:59:08

Hi
I'm 22 and found 2 breast lumps. I was like you and totally freaked out. I went to the doctor and then had an ultrasound and it was just benign lumps which are very common and shouldn't cause any problems. Mine were very large so had to be removed but even that was no problem at all! It's totally normal to be worried but you've done what you can for now!

FennecFoxMummy Mon 20-Feb-17 20:03:00

Yes I will call again in the morning to see if they have anthing sooner. Thankyou all!

CheckpointCharlie2 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:11:57

That's pretty soon actually, I found a lump a few weeks ago under my nipple and was given an appointment for 12 days later which was considered 'fast track'. Luckily we managed to go private thanks to DH's Heath insurance which we've never used in twenty years.

All was well and I had a mammogram and ultrasound. I totally get how you feel though, I couldn't think straight and just cried for the whole day.

It's sooo unlikely to be anything to worry about but I know that doesn't help.

Screwinthetuna Mon 20-Feb-17 20:19:32

Try not to worry, it could be something as simple as a swollen gland. I've had this a few times in my armpit can can always feel them deep down if I press, which is normal flowers

LouKout Mon 20-Feb-17 20:21:14

It is much more likely to be something harmless. Much much more. Good you are getting checked out though

NotTheFordType Mon 20-Feb-17 20:24:34

Lumps in the armpit are very common, I've had a couple which turned out to be blocked sweat glands. If you can get a sooner appointment that's great. If you can't, try not to stress because you'll make yourself feel even worse. I've found an app called Stop Breathe Think (free) which is good for helping me calm down from anxiety. Hope everything is okay flowers

KinkyAfro Mon 20-Feb-17 20:26:02

Thinking of you Fennec I know exactly how you're feeling, I went to docs yesterday with a lump in my neck and was told I need an ultrasound. Hoping the appointment comes thru quickly as I'm worried sick.

flowers for us both

FennecFoxMummy Mon 20-Feb-17 20:31:33

flowers for you too kinky it's awful.

Will check thay app too notthe my anxiety is terrible. Thankyou

GardenGeek Mon 20-Feb-17 20:35:38

Dw I had a benign lump / cyst too; at 24.

It was hormonal and fluctuated for a while through my cycles before disappearing.

It was so terrifying that I burst into a panic attack at the hospital desk when I realised they had fast tracked me as urgent.

So make sure you take someone with you.

But please don't panic like I did; during my panicking I was told they take younger breast-related lumps really really seriously and you always get a urgent fast track; because of the tiny amount of cases which are cancer are much faster growing than older people.

This does not mean you will have this cancer though, many of my friends have had lumps which are nothing. And to put this into perspective, I worked with a colleague nearing 60 who had already survived breast cancer once, who when she got another lump, didn't get a new scan until 6 weeks and then it was postponed.

So dw shitting yourself is totally normal, but you are highly unlikely to have anything sinister, and if you do then they will catch it and zap it before you know it.

So thank the stars your 23 wink rather than thinking 'ohhh shiittt, I gunna die at 23' (which is what I did blush)

youarenotkiddingme Mon 20-Feb-17 20:39:33

I agree with trying not to worry. Easier said than done I know.

flowers

Crumbs1 Mon 20-Feb-17 21:00:29

A tough wait but try to remember 90% of lumps are benign. This is particularly true the younger you are when percentage is higher still.

Livelovebehappy Mon 20-Feb-17 21:08:18

Try getting a sooner appointment OP. When I went through same thing I basically stayed on the phone and demanded a same day appointment. It's awful that you have to wait all this week - you will be worried sick as you will then have to wait again for the ultrasound appointment. You might not make yourself popular with the GP receptionist, but you have to put your own welfare first. Big hug.

MuncheysMummy Mon 20-Feb-17 21:59:56

I have a lump in my left armpit too and have been to the doctors who reassured me it's just a fatty lump or a cyst. So don't worry it's very likely to just be the same as mine.

FennecFoxMummy Wed 22-Feb-17 11:25:12

Just wanted to say thankyou to the ladies who replied to me the other night on here. Just been to the gp i got an early appointment she said she believes it's a swollen lymph gland and it's quite common it should go down in 2 to 3 weeks but if it doesn't then to call back so I'm feeling quite relieved smile

CoraPirbright Wed 22-Feb-17 11:40:49

Phew!!! So glad the news is good. Was about to type that my dm has had 4 breast lumps & all have been benign but no need for the comfort of that anecdote now. Hurrah!

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