I am 29 years old, and have been experiencing pain (i would describe it as sore and tender) in my right breast over the last week or so. Basically it is the area to the top right of my nipple. I have definately got some toughness there, but not really what i would call a ‘lump’. When I say this i mean, it is an area about 1 inch across in diameter (perhaps even larger) and not a small cm or so pea’ shaped ‘lump’.
I went to the GP about 4 days ago, and he said i needed to go to the Breast clinic for screening because i ‘wasn’t imagining it’, which was a shock because i expected him to say ‘oh its probably a gland / cyst and will go of its own accord’.
Naturally I am now worrying about this non stop. They have fast tracked me to the clinic, so I have an appointment next week, but I am meant to be flying abroad in 12 days for a two month holiday, which is long planned, and so having this at the last minute and not knowing if I will still be able to go or not is adding to my fears. I think they have probably fast tracked me because of my trip as opposed to the fact that they are overly concerned, but of course I do wonder. I assume that is only natural.
I have got my letter today from the clinic, and it says that most results I will get on the day, but if I have a biopsy then I will need to return the following week for the results (when I am meant to be in New York). But I have no idea if they always do a biopsy? Or if they can tell most things from the ultrasound (I presume they will not do a mammogram because of my age)?
As I am sure you can understand my mind is racing. I have been told (by a friend and my partner) not to look on the internet, in case i scare myself, but its a tough call between wanting to be prepared for next week, and not wanting to become paranoid.
The period of time before my exciting dream holiday to visit my lovely man in America, is now full of anxiety, partly because of not knowing what it is, and not knowing if I will have to cancel the trip, and if so when I might be able to see the one person i need a hug from the most.
I know no one here can give me the answers, and I just have to wait, but needed to offload! Apologies for going on so long!! x