Should I be concerned?

Hi everyone! Thanks in advance for reading!

I’m 26, and have been continuously ill (cold, flu, any bug going) for the past 6 months, so I thought nothing of my lymph nodes being up (not tender to touch, but a strange painful sensation). I had a stinging type pain down the side of my breast I also put down to maybe damaging my lungs whilst coughing etc, which seems very silly now.

Fast forward to now, I noticed that I have two hard inch long lymph nodes and a lump in my right breast. I also have small red dots (petechiae) on my breasts that turn into bruises, and the same on my thighs.

I have been to the doctor and have my breast clinic appointment next week. The doctor asked me if I had any discharge from the nipple, which I didn’t. This morning, discharge has been coming from the breast.

My question is, should I be concerned?

Thank you ?

Hi KR1990,

I’m sorry to hear you’ve been in pain and I am sure some of our users will be along to share their experiences and show their support soon. 

In the meantime you can always post on our Ask the Nurse board or call our helpline on 0808 800 6000, who will be able to talk you through any questions you have and offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below:

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