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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

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Thank you ladies, it will all be fine.

I was going to go on my own for the Biopsy.  At this appiontment, do you think the hospital would give any further indication as to what they think the mass is? If I thought there was a chance that they could say something worrying I would probably rethink this and take my husband.

 

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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

Hi AliBongoWaffle,

 

Sorry to hear that you need to return for a biopsy, and then wait on results again. It's not an easy time for you. Will be thinking of you on Thursday.

 

Take care xx

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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

AliBongoWaffle

 

Okay I know it is easy to say and hard to do, but try to keep calm, they are being thorough which is good but does not mean that it will be breast cancer. 

 

Sending you hugs

 

Helena xxx

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I have been to the clinic and had a mammogram on each breast which was repeated again in one breast. Then an ultrasound. I have to go back Thursday for a biopsy. I am scared and not looking forward to having to wait for the results which could be after Easter.

Bizarrely it wasn’t the breast where the dimpling is!

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Thank you for your response Huffle puffle.  I like your name too.

 

I have rang the breast clinic and it does seem like all the investigations could be done at the one appointment.  I am still going solo but have a friend on standby who can be there very quickly if it looks like I need a second pair of ears.  I will let you know the outcome.

 

Fingers crossed. 

 

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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

Hi AliBongoWaffle (great name!),

 

My appointment at the breast clinic was at 5.30pm. I had no idea until I got there that it was a 'One Stop Clinic' where they aim to do as many tests as necessary at that time. This approach does seem to be fairly common, so maybe you could check prior to your appointment. I was at the clinic for 2 hours, had mammogram, consultant review, ultrasound, core biopsies then back to the consultant. I was given an appointment then for the following week to get my results.

 

I went alone to this appointment as I wasn't expecting any of the above. I would recommend taking someone along with you for moral support, if you can.

 

Best wishes to you xx

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AliBongoWaffle

 

Really good to hear that you are calmer Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

 

My appointment was in the afternoon, which was after a recall from a routine mammogram, I had a another mammogram, then ultrasound and a biopsy.  I think the whole thing took an hour, I had my friend with me.

 

You could perhaps give them a call and ask what you can expect from the appointment and how long you might expect to be there for.

 

Helena xx

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Thank you Helena for you reply, it is much appreciated.

 

I am much calmer today than I was when I first posted yesterday.  

 

What I wanted to know was what to expect at the appointment given that its in the evening at 6pm.  ie if the hospital feel it is appropriate to do an ultrasound, a mammograph and/or a biopsy, will I be asked to return another day or can I expect them to do this straightaway?

 

If I knew this I might consider taking someone with me.

 

Thanks 

 

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AliBongoWaffle

 

Hello and welcome to the forum, well you have come to the right place for help and support you will loads of it from the wonderful ladies on here.

 

Never think that you are wasting anyones time, it is alway important to get any breast change checked out and he good thing is that you are having that done, there are a lot of benign breast conditions so it does not necessarily mean that it is bc.  Are you taking anyone with you to give you moral support and act as another pair of ears.  It is amazing even when it is good news how much we miss when we are anxious.

 

Any questions ask away and I am sure we will be able to answer them.

 

Helena xx

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I have no lump but I've also got a dimple underneath my breast which wasn't there until about 6 months ago.  I could only see it in my bathroom mirror in the evening when the light was on.  I just thought it was cellulite because I couldn't seem to see it any other mirror. I went on holiday in January and I could see it in the hotel bathroom too, it was much more obvious.  It did worry me a bit more. I've since decided that this particular breast feels smaller and heavier but not visibly so.  I almost feel like I'm imagining the breast change, that its psychological although I can now see the dent in the daylight.  Its small but definitely there.  

 

 I went to the GP last week and am due to go to the breast clinic at 6pm next week.  Its quiet late for an appointment so am I to assume that they will only examine me to see if I need any further investagation with another appointment to follow?? I would just like to be prepared.

 

I haven't told my husband, family or close friends, I've mentioned it to a couple of people I trust who I need to help me with the kids whilst I attend this appointment.  I am scared, I feel like I am making a moutain out of mole hill (God, I hope its the latter!)  I've not really talked about it I needed a bit of vent so I guess my post is my way of getting it off my chest, no pun intended! Be good to hear off anyone about the appointment.  Thanks x

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Hi SV,
It’s always horrible waiting for appointments, we’ve all been there at some point, but it’s good you have your clinic appointment to get it properly looked at.
Chances are, all will be well, it usually is, but inevitably the mind goes into overdrive with the wait. Mostly there turns out to be a simple reason for the breast change, with bc being the least likely reason for it.
There’s nothing more you can do now, it can help to try & carry on as normal, keep busy & distracted & avoid general googling as this only feeds anxiety for no good reason.
Do let us know how you get on, by far, most women who post here, turn out Not to have bc.
ann x
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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

Hi I’m new here iv got an appointment at the Breast clinic in 2 weeks. Iv worried myself sick by surfing the net.
I’m 30 have two kids 3 n 7 months iv had a painful lump come up on my breast nipped which has redness round it my nipple has also slightly inverted.
I’m also worried as I have a small non painful lump under the arm too now I have dull shoulder pain. When lying flat my boobs look white dimpled.
I’m on antibiotics until my appointment but I’m scared worried and looking for advice xxx
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I thought I would come back with an update. I had a dianostic mammogram and an ultrasound today and nothing was seen on either test. The radiologist told me himself. I feel SO much better! Smiley Happy I also saw my OB/GYN yesterday and she said it looked like skin changes from age, having babies etc.

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I'm sorry!! Keep posted!
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Good luck Rach hope you get some answers and put your mind at rest.
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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

I am going thru the same thing got to go back tmra l have had a ultra sound and nothing showed up tmra find out whether I need a mri got no lumps in breast either I'm so scared x
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Very probably nothing,but why don't you go get it checked anyway ?Put your mind properly at ease ?
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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

Thank you everyone for your kind replies!

 

I looked at the "dent" again over the weekend witha flashlight and a mirror ( I know, lol) anyway, I'm pretty sure I'm seeing a faint stretch mark that dents in ever so slightly when I left my arm. Its more noticeable when I'm cold (erect nipples, sorry TMI) than when my breast are relaxed. 

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Leslie,get yourself to the G.P this week,it is very probably nothing to worry about but if it ir BC if it is caught early it is very treatable so the sooner the better.I was diagnosed last May,had op to remove lump,3 weeks of radiotherapy,now on Tamoxifen to help stop reoccurrence but the cancer was removed and dealt with very quickly and apart from a slightly dented boob I am fine.Please tell someone too,it's horrible having this hanging over you and no one to talk to .Get to docs and let us know how you get on.Jill.
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Re: Found a dimple on the bottom of my left breast when I lift my arm. SCARED!

hi and sorry you have this worry. I didnt have your symptoms, but I know how anxious it can be when you dont know if something is wrong or not. I think you are being very sensible in deciding to raise this at your upcoming appointment. if things get worse in the meantime, I would see your GP, but otherwise if its been there a while with no change, hopefully its nothing to worry about. Also - maybe mention it to your husband so he can support you....? Or if you can't tell him tell a good friend. It might help to have someone to talk to. Try not to panic. 9 times out of 10 people with breast issues dont have cancer. Hopefully they will be able to tell you that you are fine Smiley Happy