Breast Lumps and Pain


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Comment from: me, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I wish all you ladies good news and quick healing. I had a burning sensation in my left beast. I had two doctors examine me, my primary and OBGYN. Although there was no lump discovered, my primary suggested a mammogram and ultrasound. The results from my left breast came back negative. However, there was a slight asymmetry in the upper aspect of the right breast that showed on the mammogram. I was advised to wait 6 months and return for another mammogram. However, the OBGYN gave me a list of breast surgeons in case I did not want to wait. I went to the surgeon today. He examined me, did an ultrasound of both breasts. I have a medium sized lump in the left breast and a density in the right. The lump is solid and has to be removed for further evaluation. That will be done next week. The slight asymmetry in the right breast showed on the ultrasound. I have to have a needle biopsy of that on Thursday. My head is spinning. I am very frightened but have great hope it will all be benign. Thanks for listening.

Comment from: Amber, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

In Feb l had a prickling sensation in my r/t breast & remembered l had knocked that area. A while later l saw doctor and he did two needle biopsies. One of the samples had a not quite right cell pathology reading. A surgeon examined me and said no worry but the pathology was the 1% as to whether l opted for surgery-which l did. I did not need painkillers or anything. The surgeon removed a deep coarse fibrous tumor. A week after surgery l developed waves of pain and have had continual pain ever since.

Comment from: dpstorktek, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I had been having pain in my rt. breast for several months and then suddenly developed a large painful lump near my nipple. Immediately went to a doctor who sent me for mammogram and subsequent ultrasound which the radiologist read as normal. The lump continued to grow rapidly and pain increased so I called my doctor and told him "something was not right." Within weeks the shape of my breast had changed and I was developing "orange peel" appearance. I was sent after several weeks to a breast cancer specialist who upon just looking at my breast was able to diagnose inflammatory breast cancer. Had I not been diligent in seeking care after the report of a "normal" mammogram, I would be dead now!!! I still get furious about my misdiagnosis and wonder just how prevalent this is. I wound up with two rounds of chemo, then mastectomy, eight more rounds of chemo (the RED DEVIL, it was called) and then 6 weeks of radiation. I have been cancer free now for years.

Comment from: Jasmine, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 25

If I had not felt the pain in my right breast a fortnight ago and started checking it with my hand, I wouldn't have known that I have had lumps in my breast. I thought there was only one lump. Unfortunately, from the ultrasound I had yesterday, I've got 3 more. I have another medical appointment next Monday so only then I will know what the cysts are and what treatment I should have. I hope it will be good news. It has been bothering me lately. For those undergoing treatment or as scared as I am, be strong.

Comment from: Catherine, 55-64 Female Published: July 19

To all the brave ladies that are currently suffering ,I wish you all well along with my prayers. To those of you that have been through the trauma, I hope you will continue to be great inspiration. I had a lump removed 18 years ago. At that time I was five months pregnant. Thankfully it was benign. I had a mammogram two years ago and I was told that I’m fine. Now, I am 55 and for the last week the pain in my breast is alarming. I can’t even touch it to examine for a lump. I was too scared to go to the doctor, but after reading all your comments am going to make appointment. Thank you. All your comments do make that difference.


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