@Amarilys85 - hi and a big welcome to the forum. I am so sorry to read about your mother and also that you are also dealing with some changes that are worrying you, on top of Covid effects. It is not surprising that you are worried given your mother’s diagnosis, and also that your mind is rushing ahead and fearing the worst. The waiting time really is an awful time, but we are all here to hold your hand and get you through it. You really are not alone on here, it is a safe non judgmental site where everyone just “gets it”, you never have to explain anything.
You might want to consider calling the lovely nurses on here - the number is at the top right of the page - 08088006000. They obviously have medical knowledge but are great at listening too.
While you wait see if you can hold onto the fact that most breast changes are harmless/benign, but you have done exactly the right thing by getting the changes investigated. Doctors are always super cautious and want to check things out. I’m not medical and so don’t want to offer any medical advice, but I wonder if the dimpling could possibly be related to the amount of weight you have lost - as you yourself have suggested. There may be excess skin if weight has also gone from your breasts? Just a thought - especially as you seem to have dimpling/changes in exactly the same place on each breast?
When do you get your results? Have you thought about speaking to your GP to see if you could speak to a counsellor? I had some counselling after my treatment and it was very very helpful. But in the meantime I am very happy to continue chatting or listening. I had my treatment about 4 years ago and really understand exactly how you are feeling. I get those same feelings each year when mammogram time comes round.
I just wanted to get some input from you guys regarding my situation.
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some dimpling in my breasts. It is more pronounced on my right breast, especially when I have my arms above my head, or when I press my arms against my hips. The dimple is on the outer side, a little higher than where the bra underwire would go. I am also seeing some dimpling in around the same area on my left breast.
I went to my gyno and she felt around...she said she couldn't feel any lumps but she gave me a referral for a mammogram. I went and had it done, and now I'm going crazy waiting for the results. What doesn't help is that I have read online about situations in which the cancer was not seen on a mammogram, and the person dismissed their dimpling as nothing, when in fact, they did have cancer.
My mother is currently dealing with breast cancer, she was diagnosed at 55 years old, and it was already pretty advanced. It has been devastating, and it just hate the fact that she's dealing with all of this. I'm only 35, but of course I knew that I had to start being more aware and practice my self-exams just in case. Then I ended up getting COVID back in March of 2020 and it was pretty bad. It affected every inch of my body, and honestly I still don't feel normal. I have been going to doctors appointments on the regular now, for all kinds of different things. My mental health has been affected and my health anxiety is through the roof now. This whole thing has me so anxious that I literally cannot function.
I'm not sure if this matters but I have lost a significant amount of weight since last year...more than 70 pounds. Half of it while I was really sick with COVID and half of it while dieting afterwards. I don't know if weight changes would cause this though...I don't think I had this dimpling before.
Has anyone here dealt with anything like this? I'm feeling so alone right now, and I don't want to burden my mother even more...I have nobody to talk to about this.