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Breast dimpling

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PhoebeJeebies82 Thu 17-Mar-16 10:41:01

Has anyone had this and it turned out to be nothing?? I have an indentation on my right breadt and can't see go till April 13th so getting myself stressed and worried.
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Marshy Thu 17-Mar-16 15:16:33

Why so long to see the GP?

It's probably nothing serious - most breast issues fall into that category - but I wouldn't be waiting that long to see the GP.
If you are referred to have it checked out at the breast clinic that would be possibly another 2 weeks on top of waiting for your GP appt. My nerves would be shredded with that amount of waiting.

If you explain what the issue is chances are you'll get an earlier appt.

PhoebeJeebies82 Fri 18-Mar-16 13:38:23

I explained to them when I rang, and that was two weeks ago! Will ring them this afternoon and see if they have any thing better.
Two weeks ago my breast had changed shape, now I have a visible dent. Don't think I'm going to be able to wait a month to be seen

bonzo77 Fri 18-Mar-16 13:43:59

God no. Don't wait. This warrants an emergency appointment. It is, as you know, a big red flag. As much as a lump.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 18-Mar-16 13:46:17

Emergency appointment. Alternatively can you Google your local NHS breast clinic and see if you can self refer?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 18-Mar-16 13:48:26

My indentation is a collapsed cyst, but I agree you need to see if you can get an earlier appointment.

PhoebeJeebies82 Fri 18-Mar-16 13:51:12

Would you guys mind if I posted a photo of the dent in my breast? My husbands useless and i want someone else's opinion on it

LittlePoot Fri 18-Mar-16 13:52:47

Hope you do manage to get an earlier appointment. I went to a breast checking workshop the other day and they did say most issues are benign but to get checked asap. Fingers crossed its nothing nasty and you get the all clear very soon.

CiderwithBuda Fri 18-Mar-16 13:57:50

You definitely need to be seen quicker. That is shocking. Is it always that long a wait to see a GP at your surgery?

OhShutUpThomas Fri 18-Mar-16 13:59:19

It's not normal and you need to be seen ASAP. Can't you get an emergency appointment today?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 18-Mar-16 14:02:51

I posted a picture of mine on a group for opinions because I'd been trying to convince myself I was imagining things. Mine seemed to appear overnight and scared the bejeezus out of me. I am happy to look but please don't take our opinions as gospel, you need to see a GP and sooner rather than later.

PhoebeJeebies82 Fri 18-Mar-16 14:04:55

I'm on the phone with my go now, just want to know I'm not imagining it?

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Fri 18-Mar-16 14:05:53

Please as PPs have said ring your GP now and don't take 'no' from the receptionists.

I've just looked this up, not sure if you've seen, also they have a free number you can call x

www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer

"If you have any questions or concerns about breast health you can call our free Support Line on 0808 800 6000."

PhoebeJeebies82 Fri 18-Mar-16 14:08:05

Thank you everyone, this is my first mums net post and you've all been great. Trying to get through to my gp now. Thank you for the link I'll look at that in a second, sport don't know how to tag you

UpFitNow Fri 18-Mar-16 14:08:44

You asked if someone had a dent and it turned out to be nothing. I had a dent - I specifically remember googling dent at the time. I had Invasive Lobular cancer. There was no lump. It feels like an area of thickening only and eventually pulls on the breast tissue creating the dent. Normally I wouldn't being using scary words like cancer but it is really important you get this checked very soon. The odds are it will be nothing sinister but if it is then give yourself the best chance by getting seen by gp now. All the best x

reikizen Fri 18-Mar-16 14:08:53

Please get an emergency appointment, the gp will then do a 2 week referral to see a consultant. I have just been through a similar scenario and am nervously awaiting the results of an mri. Absolutely no reason to wait till 13 April at all, our gp has emergency slots if you ring at 8.30 that morning, if you have similar you must do that. X

SmellOfPythonInTheMorning Fri 18-Mar-16 14:10:19

I can see it. Like someone said above, most breast issues are benign but time is of the essence. Good luck, you are in my thoughts (I've had two scary scares myself)

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Fri 18-Mar-16 14:11:02

You're welcome thanks

PhoebeJeebies82 Fri 18-Mar-16 14:44:47

Thanks everyone, got an appointment in an hour.

BettyBi0 Fri 18-Mar-16 14:49:44

Great! Well done for standing your ground. I hope it turns out to be nothing. I have a little dimple left in one breast after stopping breastfeeding which slowly disappeared over the course of a year. I'm v glad I had it checked out though and the Drs said I'd definitely done the right thing and not wasted anyone's time.

Buzzardbird Fri 18-Mar-16 14:54:26

Good luck Phoebe.

ApocalypseSlough Fri 18-Mar-16 14:57:29

Don't panic if you get a very swift referral now. It's the protocol and doesn't mean the dr thinks it's sinister.
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thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Fri 18-Mar-16 16:17:52

Good to hear, thanks for the update Phoebe, thinking of you thanks

lougle Fri 18-Mar-16 16:33:43

Well done. You do need to get seen.

CiderwithBuda Fri 18-Mar-16 17:05:23

Hope it goes well and turns out to be nothing sinister. But very glad you got an appointment.

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