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07-27-2007, 10:33 PM
About 6 months ago, I had my 2nd mammogram. I Had the 2nd one done to update my chart as I had changed due to a breast reduction last May. Before my GP could call me, the radiologist at our hospital called to set up a routine ultrasound. I was a little worried but the worry increased when she only did the ultrasound on the right side! Sure enough my GP told me afterwards that they had found a lump on my breast. He said that at this point it was no danger to me but I would require yearly mammograms to monitor any changes....he sid something about liquid and solid...one is ok one is not ok???? The lump is very there. I feel it and it actually hurts some days. I am just a little worried about myself. Has anyone else had this happen? I have not asked the doc but I do wonder why they just don't get rid of it so that it does not become "bad" Need some advice, PLEASE!!
07-28-2007, 04:18 PM
I've had lots of breast masses. Two removed. Mine are small, solid and sometimes painful. I mix up the solid/liquid bad/good thing. I do think he said the small painless ones are to worry about, but don't quote me. Usually, they monitor them every 6 mos on me, then once a year for changes in size, shape, etc.
The thing with removing while harmless, is they will probably come back (fibrowhatever masses seem to like making comebacks). Under both of my scars are new masses, and dents due to the tissue being removed. Unless they are dangerous, I'm keeping mine due to the physical changes that came from the last removals (I wish they'd have warned me).
Make sure you keep up with getting it checked out and try not to stress. These masses are quite common and usually nothing to panic over, BUT you should keep an eye out for changes.
Mine are solid, quite large (marble size) and hurt. They stick out when I lay down. Both are harmless and have been for 3-4 years.
Hope it helps some.
07-28-2007, 09:44 PM
Thanks Ellie! It does help me to know that I am not the only one i this situation. I will keep an eye on them and go for my mamm's when I am supposed to. Thanks again:hug: Dorrie
07-30-2007, 05:08 PM
No problem. Also, I forgot to add. I buy full coverage heavy padded bras. If I'm going to be cleaning the house or doing a lot of moving around, I make sure I wear one. If you hit your lump the wrong way, whew-wee does it hurt! Trust me on this one, and get yourself the ugliest padded bra you've ever seen. It will save you a lot of ouches. :D
I'm terribly thin, and I wasn't exactly blessed in the breast. One seems to hang out right above a bone, so when I hit it I do a "did something break?" check.
Another thing, if you ever change doctors for any reason make sure you have it down on paper somewhere whether it is solid or not. If it is solid, make sure your new doctor knows it. Non-solid masses seem to add a twinkle to the eyes of many doctors I've seen who want to extract it with a needle. I had one tell me I didn't know for sure if mine was solid (I did know, he was just an idiot) and try to extract a solid mass. It didn't hurt much, but it made me mad. :D
Anyway, keep in touch and keep padding over your lump!
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