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just had a shower.....not done regular breast exams,just every now and then. I have found a lump, little bit smaller than a pea and now i can't stop shaking. What do i do? Gp's will be busy, should i try and get an appt with a practice nurse?
Queen Rollo I had this 3 years ago and shat myself. I got in to GP asap so yes get whatever appt they will give you. GP will examine the lump and how it moves and tell you most likely it is a cyst but that they will refer you for fast mammogram This is what they are supposed to do for all lumps. Please try not to worry most are simply cysts like mine which come and go as they please. xx
As Piffle says these things can come and go. I know.I had a breast mouse.... cant think of the technical word for it now...adenoin something, but basically like a mouse sometimes they are there.. sometimes not.
I had it aspirated as I was only about 25 at the time, and it was found to be harmless.
I could have had it removed, but being a vain youngster, opted not to.
I think it has gone now, or at least I've not felt it for many a year.
i'm nearly 33...... i would get dp to have a feel but he will be so upset by this i think that would be too much for him. If he offers to then i will let him. We've only been together 7 months but are extremely close, he is an extremely emotional person. He is worrying more than i am.
well i'm off to the GP this morning. I did remember yesterday when i was about 8 i had to go to a clinic to be examined because i had little lumps in my breast area (my breasts finally put in an appearance when i was about 13, late bloomer i guess) and i was diagnosed with some kind of cyst which would just go away with time. I suppose it's worth mentioning this to my GP if he asks me questions about any history of lumps? Might not be relevant, but doesn't hurt to say does it. I'm being calm but cautious about it. I have a very large family and no incidence of breast cancer at all, which at the moment i'm taking as a good sign. I had a few tears with dp last night, and he told me it would be ok. 'but what if it isn't?' i wailed at him.....and he replied very calmly, holding my face in his hands....'then we deal with that if it happens, but for now try not to worry' I'll just be glad when this appt is over....
back from the GP. Arrived early, got in early! I went a couple of weeks ago for something to calm my nerves for a tooth extraction and he asked me how that went as soon i walked through the door. Gave me a telling off about my very overdue smear (now booked for next week) and then asked what i wanted. Had a lovely nurse get me ready for the exam which was nowhere near as bad as i thought it would be. Typically, i couldn't find the lump this morning which they both said was a good sign, but i have very fibrous breast tissue and he said this made it hard for him to tell if there was anything abnormal. I will get a letter next week with an appointment to go to the breast clinic, and the appointment should be for the week after. I do feel better now, though obviously won't be completely calm until i've been to the clinic and checked properly. My GP said i may need to have regular checks because of how fibrous the breast tissue is. Having never felt another woman's breasts i had no idea my were 'fibrous'....i thought it was normal. Thankyou for your support, i'll keep the thread updated....