Hello! I am 31 and after some advice. I recently discovered a pea size lump in my breast having had my first baby in June this year. I went to the gp who referred me under the two week nhs wait to see a consultant. In the meantime, because I was so anxious, I booked a private scan with an ultrasound company led by sonographers. I had the breast scanned and the Sonographer said she had found cysts but that one needed to be further reviewed by a senior Sonographer as it looked a little different / suspicious. Later that day, she rang me to say that it was ‘benign and an impression of Fibroadenoma’. The final report also included cysts and Fibroadenoma.
I took this private report then to my NHS breast scan with the consultant breast radiologist who found only cysts - all benign. I was shocked and asked specifically what the lump was and she said very certainly that it was a cyst. I then explained and shared the private sonography report which said a suspected Fibroadenoma elsewhere. The consultant read all of the report and looked at all of the images in the report and then checked my breast again with the scanner to check she hadn’t missed anything. She then said, absolutely matter of fact that only cysts were there. She seemed extremely certain.
I am now worried and anxious that I have had two different opinions. Should I disregard the private ultrasound? This was a general practice and delivered and reviewed by sonographers who I understand are not doctors? I don’t want to question the consultant and their experience as this is her day job but equally can’t understand why in one report there is a suspected Fibroadenoma and in the specialist breast clinic appointment I was told there was no evidence of this and only cysts.
Sorry if I am over thinking but would really appreciate any advice.