Hi Becs, Must feel good after all this time to finally know what's going on even though it means more surgery, now they know what it is hopefully it will be successful this time. All the best and fingers crossed this latest op will be your last!
Thank you for updating us Xx Jo
So after what feels like a lifetime I have finally had a diagnoses - Zuska's disease! Having never heard of it before I thought I'd share what I know.
Zuska’s disease is rare but painful breast disorder which can often cause concern for possible breast cancer. However, Zuska’s breast disease is not related to cancer at all, but it is still a serious condition. Also known as “lactiferous fistula“, or Zuska-Atkins disease, it is a rare and recurrent disorder characterized by draining abscesses around the nipple. Zuska’s breast disease can also lead to nipple retraction. Though it is a rare breast disease, many workers in the field believe that it occurs much more frequently than reported.
Unforutantely my surgery 2 months ago has been unsuccessfull and I am now due for more surgery, which after last time I'm not looking forward to, but I am so glad to have finally got a diagnosis.