Hello! Just joined the forum and was looking for some advice. I have noticed an indent on my left boob. Its on the left, outer side of my boob and it’s only visible when my arm is at my side. It completely disappears when I raise my arm. I went to my OB who said it was fine and didn’t order a mammo or ultrasound. I’m worried like crazy she fobbed me off as i’m 20 years old. What do you guys think? Does my symptom not sound worrisome?? I’m going crazy. 


I went to my GP with similar. He sent me to the Breast Clinic and the Dr said it looked fine but did a mammogram just in case whilst I was there. The dimple turned out to be nothing to worry about but they did find a lump deep inside my other breast that he couldn’t feel when he examined me. So i was sent for an immediate ultrasound and then immediate biopsy. I know have to wait for the results. Eeeek.

But if you are still unsure you can always ask for a second opinion. Hope all is ok :slightly_smiling_face:



Thanks for your post.

Breast changes can happen for many reasons. They may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (period) or due to benign conditions (not cancer). You’ll probably find your breasts change quite a bit throughout your life.

For more details see our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening.

Here in the UK, women would usually only undergo mammograms or ultrasound scans when requested by a doctor in a specialist breast clinic.

Mammograms are not often used in women under 40. Younger women’s breast tissue can be dense, which can make the x-ray image less clear and any changes harder to identify.

Breast cancer is uncommon in women in their 20s so the change you have noticed are more likely to be because of one of the reasons mentioned above rather than cancer.

You don’t say how long ago you noticed the indent, however if it persists, we would always suggest that you make an appointment with your family doctor to have it checked again as @Bear07  did. They can then refer you to a breast specialist clinic if necessary.

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