I’m a 30 yr old women in London with no kids who hasn’t been feeling too great over the last few weeks and I would appreciate any advice you might be able to give.
About a month ago I started feeling exhausted all the time and getting pains in the left side of my chest - I was also having a rapid heart beat and I noticed some swelling in my chest above my left breast. I saw a Cardiologist who ruled out any heart problems - my heart rate was high but not irregular and the pain in my chest could be what is spiking my heart rate. The swelling and pain continued to increase - my entire left breast increased in size and I have swelling under my arm (no enlarged nodes though) and top part of my left arm is a couple of cms bigger than the other arm. I feel pain in my left armpit, arm, breast, left side of my neck and my left shoulder blade (the back pain started before the pain in my breast). I haven’t found any lumps in my breast. I am struggling to wear a bra and when I don’t my left breast feels heavy. I don’t have any enlarged nodes in my armpit but I have some thickening just under the skin in my left armpit that came up a few weeks ago.
I saw a breast specialist who did an ultrasound - he said there was inflammation and some tiny cysts but said the pain and swelling was hormonal and told me to take evening primrose oil everyday - I have been doing this for the last week but everyday the pain seems to get worse.
Should I get a second opinion? Should I mention inflammatory breast cancer? I have never experienced hormonal pain but something is telling me there is something wrong. My doctor said that if you are feeling pain then it is a sign there is nothing too serious going on.
Thanks for you time x