Nipple changes

I’m so grateful to have found this site today as it really helps to read other peoples experiences and to know that I’m not alone in how I am feeling . On New Year’s Day I noticed a whitish bump on one of my nipples and a couple of tiny other white ones on the other nipple . I immediately googled and came up with Montgomery glands which are usually a sign of pregnancy or just hormonal changes but I booked an appointment with my GP and was seen the next day . The doctor examined me and I explained to him about my gland theory and he agreed it was likely but he would feel happier if one of the senior doctors gave me a breast exam . I was then given a 50 second breast exam by a 2nd doctor who said she could feel a thickening and she wanted to refer me to the Breast clinic and gave me a piece of paper with an appointment for this Thursday !! I walked out of there completely stunned and am now completely and utterly terrified . I can so relate to others on here who can’t stop thinking about what my 3 beautiful daughters would do without me , my own mum died when I was 13 ( not cancer) and I carry that pain with me every day of my life , I’m 41. I can’t sleep or eat and I’m so snappy . I’ve really tried to stay positive but I’m thinking the worst , it’s just the way I am , I’m very grateful that my appointment is so soon but the wait is torture . It’s so nice to be able to put into words how I feel my husband bless him is trying his best but no matter how many times he tells me it’s going to be ok , it just doesn’t help ??thanks for reading xxxx

Hi Nicola4700

Welcome to the forum.  I’m sure other members will soon be along to offer you some support.

It might also help to phone our Helpline to talk things over.  They will be able to offer you practical information and emotional support.  The opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays.  The number is 0808 800 6000

Very best wishes


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Hi Nicola, the waiting isn’t very pleasant, I know. However, I think most GPs will refer on patients to the breast clinic just to get things checked out by the experts. Please try not to worry - easier said than done, I know. Let us know how things go on Thursday. Boa

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement Boa it means a lot to me :heart:X

Hooray just got back from the BC and after a mammogram have been given the all clear. The white spots are Montgomery glands which are nothing to worry about . I am so relieved and I pray for all of you on here wherever you are on your journey ??xxx

Great news on the All Clear! Xxx