Thank you for your post.
You mention your GP is going to see if she can get you a second opinion. I’m unsure what she meant by this, whether she has referred you for assessment at a different breast clinic or with another type of specialist. You can get confirmation of this by speaking with the receptionist at the surgery. They will be able to check your medical records.
However, in the meantime, you are very welcome to call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through further. The number is 0808 800 6000.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.
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I have been having issues now since April last year, I posted at the time and was helped a lot from people on here. I have had needle aspiration 3 times and surgery since then, to drain fluid off. I have been told it was one benign condition, then I was told it was mastitits (i have no children but do know it is possible to still get this). I am still under the care of the breast care team, and am waiting for my next appointment.
In the last few weeks, my left breast has swollen a lot, I am in immense pain and it has been incredibly itchy. I went to the GP yesterday to see if I could get some stronger pain killers, as I am not able to sleep because of the pain. She was really good but said she thinks there is more going on, even before examining me she said she could see the difference in the size of my breasts just from looking through my clothes and when she did examine me said it feels heavy. She said she is going to see if she can get me a 2nd opinion if possible and has arranged urgent blood tests.
My question is, would the helpline talk to me even though I do not have a deifinitve answer as to what it is? This has been going on so long, and it is really getting me down now that I would just like to talk to somoene.