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Anyone had a breast lump that doesn't show on ultrasound?

(6 Posts)
MajorClanger123 Wed 15-Feb-17 16:55:46

Hi all,
Had breast clinic appt on Monday about a (quite tricky to find) breast lump - been commenting on a few threads on here with lots of lovely support.
Was seen at breast clinic by a registrar who said I have glandular tissue. I had to direct her to the lump which I assume she felt but when I asked what it could be, she just said "oh maybe an enlarged milk duct".
I had an ultrasound - sonographer couldn't find anything at all, kept asking where I thought lump was so I directed him but it's quite tricky when you're lying flat.

He said the tissue was fine, nothing detected so I left feeling reassured & happy.

2 days later & I can't stop fingering the lump (which now seems more prominent than ever confused). I'm kicking myself I didn't ask more questions or spend longer with the sonographer.

I still don't know what the lump is and why didn't it show up on the ultrasound. I have dense breasts & I'm panicking they've missed something. Does this sound ok or would you seek a second opinion?

DubiousCredentials Wed 15-Feb-17 20:33:28

Well I personally wouldn't feel reassured without getting it checked again but you might have a struggle to get seen again? However I would assume that if it didn't show on an ultrasound then it is probably nothing "serious". They must see a fair few cancerous lumps and would know if they saw one.

I'm trying to be reassuring but don't think it's coming across well! I have a breast clinic appt tomorrow for breast pain and lump (felt by gp not me) so am well aware of how you are feeling sad

MajorClanger123 Wed 15-Feb-17 21:01:04

Thanks dubious glad you don't think I'm too bonkers!
I think I went along thinking I'd get some sort of 'diagnosis' e.g. It's a cyst, or a fibroadenoma or something. But instead it felt like a bit of a shrug / not sure what it is / it's probably just 'x', then couldn't be seen on ultrasound anyway. I have dense breast tissue so I worry that things could be missed. But like you say - they see the serious lumps regularly and nothing rang alarm bells. The sonographer was also talking some students through what he could see so I'm assuming it must've been quite thorough.

I could go for a private appt at a clinic in a nearby city. Just not sure if I'm being totally paranoid or if I should persue this further. Sigh... I felt so positive on Monday after clinic.

MajorClanger123 Wed 15-Feb-17 21:01:39

Ps good luck for tomorrow dubious hope all goes ok

DubiousCredentials Wed 15-Feb-17 21:02:48

To be honest I am dreading an inconclusive result myself as I will be feeling the same as you. If you can afford the private screening then I would definately go for it. Peace of mind is very important flowers

DubiousCredentials Wed 15-Feb-17 21:03:04

And thank you flowers

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