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My nipple started to look odd a couple months ago as well as a little discharge, went to the doctors they said I was fine probably an infection.no change and now I have a lump

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Tiffany, I can see this is still bothering you, please go seek a second opinion. I don't like it when doctors brush something like this by saying..."Oh it is fine and probably an infection." Since this area has now formed a lump, further testing it needed either a mammogram or an ultrasound. It wouldn't even be a bad idea if you had a biopsy. You will sleep better rather than wondering if this could be something more serious than "an infection." Many of these things are just fine but until you know, that little voice in your head is going to keep after you. Please get another opinion and ask for further testing just to be on the safe side. We really have to be our own best advocates when it comes to health care. You are wise to listen to that little voice.... it is there watching over you! Take care, Sharon PS.... don't hesitate to contact us again.
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    • tiffany weber Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you very much. So I have been keeping a close watch, no change in the nipple except that its getting flatter and inverted, the discharge is more like sticky eye boogers and now there is a lump. Went to the doctor yesterday. They sent me...

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      Thank you very much. So I have been keeping a close watch, no change in the nipple except that its getting flatter and inverted, the discharge is more like sticky eye boogers and now there is a lump. Went to the doctor yesterday. They sent me to radiology to get mammogram and ultrasound. The radiologist decided I need a biopsy, not until next week though. So I a very scared and concerned and have no idea what to expect or what to think about all of this. Any words of wisdom?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Tiffany,
      Actually I am glad you are going in for this kind of attention. Just keep in mind, most of these things are benign. Doctors usually ultrasound and biopsy everything just to be on the safe side. You are doing all you are supposed to...

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      Tiffany,
      Actually I am glad you are going in for this kind of attention. Just keep in mind, most of these things are benign. Doctors usually ultrasound and biopsy everything just to be on the safe side. You are doing all you are supposed to do. I would try to keep busy because I know you are going to be worried. My words of wisdom..... you have already done. You are having all this testing done to make sure you and your doctor knows what is causing this. I know you are worried about breast cancer. You take all of this just one step at a time. I don't know if you have ever had a mammogram before or an ultrasound. You can "google" about mammograms. The ultrasound is painless and the radiologist will put some lubricant on your breast and run a piece of equipment over your breast and it will project an image of the structure of the interior of your breast on a screen. They can tell you what they are looking at as you can also see the screen. If they have to have a biopsy, they will numb the area and do a needle biopsy. They take a few cells from the area of concern using a needle, send it to a lab and you get the results within 2-3 business days. They will probably have you come back in for the results. It is a scary time.... the wait is the worst. Please keep in touch with us. If you want to contact me my email is kharazi@aol.com Hang in there, again, you are doing exactly what you should be doing. take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sharon, thank you. I did indeed have the mammogram and ultra sound today and they want to do the biopsy. I read your story and it's very inspirational. I am thankful I have a pretty good support group at home and I am so thankful that I found this...

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      Sharon, thank you. I did indeed have the mammogram and ultra sound today and they want to do the biopsy. I read your story and it's very inspirational. I am thankful I have a pretty good support group at home and I am so thankful that I found this website. Thank you again. Tiffany

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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Glad you got a second opinion. stick with it!
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  • tiffany weber Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    So I have been keeping a close watch, no change in the nipple except that its getting flatter and inverted, the discharge is more like sticky eye boogers and now there is a lump. Went to the doctor yesterday. They sent me to radiology to get mammogram and ultrasound. The radiologist decided I need a biopsy, not until next week though. So I a very scared and concerned and have no idea what to expect or what to think about all of this. Any words of wisdom?
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    • Cheryl Wornham Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi Tiffany so glad you got an second opinion stay strong my prayers are with you

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Tiffany I am so sorry that first dr blew you off. The second opinion was the right thing to do. Words of wisdom? At this point all I can say is waiting is the hardest part. Stay positive. We are all here for you if you need us. Keep us posted....

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      Tiffany I am so sorry that first dr blew you off. The second opinion was the right thing to do. Words of wisdom? At this point all I can say is waiting is the hardest part. Stay positive. We are all here for you if you need us. Keep us posted. Prayers to you.

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    • tiffany weber Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you ladies, this is a wonderful site and I am glad I found it. My prayers are with you all

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      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      It is a scarey feeling, but you will be fine. Prayers for you.

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