i found a lump in my breast, i went to the drs and she thinks its a cyst. I'm only 24 so i'm kinda hoping she's right. Anyway i have to go to the hospital for tests next week. Has anyone been through this? What should i expect?
hi, firstly try not to panick, at 27 i too found a lump. My mum was just getting over breast cancer so i freaked out! Turns out it was just a cyst, one that continued to appear at certain times every month. Does it hurt?
hi pinkyp I have just been through this and have just found out it's nothing to worry about. The hospital did a couple of tests. First they did a needle test which was a bit uncomfortable, but the nurse held my hand all through it. They took out some fluid for testing. My breast was sore and it did bruise after. Then I had to go back for a mammogram because the machine was broken. The mammogram is uncomfortable but the nurse was lovely. they did both breasts. The nurse said it is more uncomfortable for smaller breasted ladies like me. I did have to chase the results a few times, but eventually the consultant read me the letter over the phone. The results were it is benign and nothing to worry about. I have to go back in 6 months for a follow up. Well done for going to the doctors. It is very scary, isn't it? Chances are, you will be fine, but going early really is the best thing to do.
Thank you all. It was 'that time of the month' when i first noticed it and it was really tender and painful, its not half as tender now but is still very much there. I'm freaked out by the needle test now!! arrgh! SO if it does turn out to be a cyst do they just leave it? I am a smaller breasted lady too purepurple. I must admit i'm not one for checking for lumps regular.
I also had a lump in my breast and had it removed when I was 21. It wasn't painful but was a fair size. I simply went to GP who made hosp app for me to have it removed. I didn't have the biopsy thing so can't comment on that.
Anyway, it was all fine and I've not had any problems since.
Sorry you're going through this but at least you're getting help quickly.