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#1 TheFirstNoel

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:42 PM


I went to have my biopsy last Tuesday. They did another ultrasound, decided that whatever it was was clearing on its own, from the progression through the last 3 ultrasounds the duct was less dilated. No need for a biopsy. I haven't had any more symptoms.
So they have given me the all clear, it turned out to be nothing nasty.

I've had some weird breast symptoms the last few days. 4 instances (that I've noticed) of spontaneous (ie, not squeezing) bloody discharge from one breast, just a small amount.
I know it's not normal and I am planning to go to the doctor this week. I'm not breastfeeding and haven't for about a year now.
I spoke to an acquaintance who is a medical professional and very knowledgeable about breast cancer, who said that I needed to get to the dr asap, like first thing in the morning (I had been planning to go Friday...)
Until recently my family history was zero, but last year my little sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29, she's still undergoing treatment. The brca test was negative but the geneticist said (in writing) that such a young onset of such an aggressive cancer is very likely genetic - they just haven't found the gene - and that I should be very vigilant because I'm now high risk.
So, I know that when I talk to the doctor, likely all hell will break loose and the next few weeks will disappear with tests.
I am exploring my own feelings of reluctance to make waves, disrupt my life, and decide whether to go to see my GP tomorrow. My friend will hassle me relentlessly until I go!

So, wise people of EB, how freaked out should I be?

Edited by leisamd, 03 May 2016 - 07:40 PM.

#2 Mollyksy

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:50 PM

Sensibly concerned. And yes, gp tomorrow. Don't leave it til fri. Gp can only refer on and that even fast tracked takes a bit. All the best.

#3 Guest_JaneDoe2010_*

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:50 PM

There is no way I'd be waiting until Friday. I'm not meaning to scare you, as I have no idea what it could be (bad or easy fix) but those are issues that would have me at the GP pronto.

#4 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:50 PM

You know the answer to this.

Best wishes.

#5 But seriously

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:52 PM

GP tomorrow

#6 FeralZombieMum

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:54 PM

Sorry you are going through this.

Yes, you need to see a doctor asap.

How hard is it to get same day appointments? If you call up as soon as they are open, and explain to the receptionist it's urgent, hopefully you can be seen asap.

#7 fr0g

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:55 PM

Fingers crossed for you, OP, please go tomorrow x

#8 TheFirstNoel

Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:56 PM

I can get an appointment no problems. It's not really a logistics issue to go tomorrow, it's more a reluctance, part busy life in general, part denial.

#9 qak

Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:02 PM

OK, life is busy.  If I tried to leave it until Friday I would be so distracted in the meantime nothing would be achieved anyway.

Please go sooner rather than wait.

#10 No Drama Please

Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:04 PM

I know what you mean, I put things off too. I think you should go in the morning. When you ring if they say no one can see you maybe explain the symptoms and they will probably see you straight away.

Delaying things won't alter the reality of the situation. The faster you get stuck into treatment the better. I think you should just bite the bullet and do it. All the best x

#11 Littlemissmonkey

Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:11 PM

View PostMollyksy, on 28 February 2016 - 03:50 PM, said:

Sensibly concerned. And yes, gp tomorrow. Don't leave it til fri. Gp can only refer on and that even fast tracked takes a bit. All the best.

This. Hopefully it's nothing but get it done so then you know.

#12 TheFirstNoel

Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:54 PM

Alright, I've made an appointment for first thing tomorrow.

Thanks everyone!

My husband is slightly freaking out...

Edited by leisamd, 28 February 2016 - 04:57 PM.

#13 MintyBiscuit

Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:25 PM

Glad you're getting in so soon. Fingers crossed it's nothing OP, good luck

#14 Coffeegirl

Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:39 PM

Glad you are going in tomorrow.  By gong in on a Monday if you need to be referred to a specialist you could possibly get in this week.  If you waited until Friday, it would be another week before you saw a specialist.

#15 Sparklearkle

Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:43 PM

Good luck for tomorrow OP, I'm glad you booked in tomorrow.

#16 j-gray

Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:46 PM

Good luck OP, hope everything is ok ..

#17 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:57 PM

Glad to hear that you are booked in.

My sister and I went mental at mum when she discovered she put off secondary exploration of a lump in her breast for 6wks!! Her excuse was "your brother was getting married, then there was Christmas and New Years etc".

A major case of head in sand and not wanting results. We were lucky that the lump ended up just being a calcified deposit but the fact she was in denial for 6wks avoiding the appointment made us super cranky. If it had been something more those six weeks could have been crucial.

#18 *Melstar*

Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

Good decision not to wait. Whatever it is, it already is. Investigating now vs waiting... won't change that it already is, whatever medical issue it already is.

I'm very much hoping there is a simple explanation and it isn't serious.

Check in tomorrow and let us all know how you go. We will all be thinking of you!

#19 But seriously

Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

good luck OP. sending you good wishes

#20 BECZ

Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:59 AM

Really glad you made an appointment leisamd!  Fingers crossed for you.  Sorry I have no idea when it comes to this, but if it is serious, the sooner something is done about it, the better the outcome and if it's nothing, what's the point of making yourself stress about it any longer than you have to?

#21 Eggg

Posted 29 February 2016 - 08:30 AM

Goodluck with your appointment today.

#22 TheFirstNoel

Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:01 AM

Thanks everyone. I'm now sitting, waiting for a blood test and have an ultrasound appointment for this afternoon.

#23 Therese

Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:06 AM

Good luck with the tests.

#24 FeralZombieMum

Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:24 AM

View Postleisamd, on 29 February 2016 - 09:01 AM, said:

Thanks everyone. I'm now sitting, waiting for a blood test and have an ultrasound appointment for this afternoon.

Thinking of you today.

#25 Soontobegran

Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:37 AM

Lots of luck.

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