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Anyone recently had a breast lump

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Hobby2014 Thu 04-Dec-14 12:26:13

And then referred to breast clinic?
Could you tell me what happened at your appointment and also your age? Did you leave knowing what it was?
My appointment is tomorrow and letter says be expected to be there 4 hours and I should find out what it is before I leave.
GP says I'll have a mammogram, but reading the nhs website it says I'll have an ultrasound as they don't do mammograms on people my age, 24.
Just a bit nervous.

CheeseEqualsHappiness Thu 04-Dec-14 12:28:37

I had one last year, I am 33. I had an ultrasound.
Went in, filled out a form, was taken through to a room, given a big shopping bag type thing to put my top and bra in and a gown to put on
Then sat in the waiting area for a couple of hours

Had the scan, was nothing to worry about and knew right there and then

CheeseEqualsHappiness Thu 04-Dec-14 12:29:57

Must add, I was terrified, but it is all very quick and professional.
Also, if I had to go again, I would wait to take my bra off until I got in there. They say it saves time taking it off earlier but I have big boobs and was so uncomfortable for a good couple of hours

Hobby2014 Thu 04-Dec-14 12:44:18

Thanks Cheese. That's reassuring. Sounds like you had a positive experience. Hopefully mine will be similar. Just want it to be tomorrow afternoon now!

Hobby2014 Thu 04-Dec-14 13:51:52

Did they check both breasts? Or just the one?

everlong Thu 04-Dec-14 14:58:48

Hi OP. I found a "lump" a few months ago and was referred to a clinic but couldn't cope with waiting two weeks so went private but I'm sure the care is the same.

I was examined first by a consultant then had a mammogram and an ultrasound. Went back to the consultant who then took a biopsy. Thankfully the "lump" was just tissue and there was nothing that showed up to be concerned about. There were two cysts that have to be checked again in Jan.

You will be asked about any family history and about your own health. Are you going with anyone? Take a bottle of water and a magazine.

Good luck.

Hobby2014 Thu 04-Dec-14 17:37:58

Thanks everlong. Yeah DH is coming with me. I assume he'll be ok to come in with me. Can I ask how old you are?

CheeseEqualsHappiness Thu 04-Dec-14 17:40:21

They only checked the area the lump was I think

In the clinic I went to, partners were allowed in the first waiting room but not further in as there were lots of women in gowns. I remember women popping out to update relatives on progress

everlong Thu 04-Dec-14 17:41:11

I'm 47. <old>

I'm 51 and found a lump in August.

I saw the doctor on a Monday and got an appointment at our nearest NHS hospital the following Monday.

Once there, I had to fill in forms about family history and whether I smoke. Went through to an initial consultation about 10 mins later, given a gown and basket to carry my clothes in. The first consultant had a rummage and said she thought it was probably benign but still had to be checked out. Straight through for a mammogram on both breasts. Then into have a biopsy where I was told immediately that it was just 'fatty tissue'.

The staff were all amazing and professional. I had a follow-up phone call confirming the diagnosis a few days later, and then a letter confirming what was said.

Good luck, OP. Take care

Hobby2014 Fri 05-Dec-14 08:31:45

Thanks Where smile
On my way to my appointment now.

gotredonyou Fri 05-Dec-14 12:01:59

Hope everything went well Hobby...I am 23 and found a lump last month...and was referred to the breast clinic for an ultrasound a week later.

The appointment took around 3 hours (2.5 spent in the waiting room) and was painless but nerve wrecking. it was such a relief at the end when they told me it was just a harmless cyst. x

Hobby2014 Fri 05-Dec-14 13:16:20

Thanks for your experience gotred.
Home now, all was ok, had exam then ultrasound and then was told all was ok. Very relieved smile

everlong Fri 05-Dec-14 13:25:23

Good news!

gotredonyou Fri 05-Dec-14 15:33:54

Excellent!

CheeseEqualsHappiness Fri 05-Dec-14 17:07:52

Oh fabulous! I was thinking of you this afternoon. Brilliant news

Oh, such good news!

I'm so happy for you - just for once I can say that I know how you feel!

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