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Breast pain with back pain and swollen arm pit?

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Re: Breast pain with back pain and swollen arm pit?

I'm glad you found a doctor that listened - it makes such a difference to how you feel .I hope things settle down with the anti-biotics.🤞🤞🤞

 

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Re: Breast pain with back pain and swollen arm pit?

Hi Jill,

I actually just got out of an appt with a different GP.

 

Woah the difference that makes.

 

She explained breast anatomy to me very thoroughly and examined me in ways my original GP never did.

 

She prescribed me antibiotics and advised me to place warm compresses against my breast.

 

During the appt, I cried because I finally felt like somebody was listening to me.

 

My breast has not been in significant amount of pain and I believe that the doctors assurance that everything was fine helped.

 

I am going to follow up with her in two weeks. Im praying the antibiotics work and I can go back to feeling like my normal self.

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Hi Vanesa, it's so frustrating and depressing when you have symptoms no-one can explain .I know that certain cancers can sometimes not show up on ultrasound and mammograms but I think that unless they are very tiny indeed MRIs are pretty good at spotting concerning changes ,as you have such significant symptoms if it were to be cancer surely it would be big enough to be visible .I know what you mean about GPs attributing everthing to anxiety when you have that issue - my GP attributed that fact that I had loss of feeling in my legs to anxiety - turned out I had slipped discs and pressure on my spinal chord !! Could you go and see another GP in the practice and say that you accept that nothing suspicious has been noted but that you still have symptoms that cause you a lot of discomfort and you want some further discussion ? Definitely repost this in the Ask the nurses section ,hopefully they can put your mind at rest and maybe have some suggestions .Jill x

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Re: Breast pain with back pain and swollen arm pit?

Hi vanesan7,

 

Welcome to the Forum and thank you for your post.

 

I am sorry to see how worried you are. You can also post this message with all the symptoms you have onto the Ask our Nurses board.

 

Alternatively, if you want to talk things through or find more support you can get in touch with our breast care nurses on freephone 0808 800 6000.

 

Sending you our best wishes,

Zoe

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Breast pain with back pain and swollen arm pit?

I was petrified while making this account because I know it is best to consult with a doctor. I made this account simply for relief as these past two months have been the hardest months of my entire life.

 

Im 24 years old. I have always had small breasts. When I was 20, I noticed that my left breast was always smaller and that there was always some kind of pain that I felt with it. Pain such as having the seatbelt directly against it, having to massage it due to soreness etc...

 

I never thought much of it and found that occasionally it would go away. Well-it didn't and it came back much worst.

 

When I turned 23 I made an appt with my GP and he told me it was probably just cyclical breast pain. My breast pain now got more intense. 

Symptoms included swollen armpit, getting hurt when someone would hug me, and a feeling of a lump under my nipple. My breast would get itchy at times.

The doctor completed an examination and found no lump and basically told me to not worry.

 

Fastforward to December, my breast pain became excruciating. The GP ordered me an ultrasound and negative. Nothing showed up. I still felt the pain. 

 

Meanwhile, I also got diagnosed for anxiety therefore the GP was not taking me serious.

 

I went back in January and got a second ultrasound with negative results but with the technician recommending an MRI. (Apparently I am too young for a mammogram.)I got the MRI two weeks ago and the results came back as negative.

 

I went back to my GP and he tells me "See its nothing!"

However, I still feel the excruciating pain that originates in my nipple. My left breast is sore. The area above my breast seems swollen and I have had terrible chest pain. The pain also radiates to the back of my breast. I have no discharge or nipple retraction. When I lift my arm I feel pain that radiates back to the center of my breast.

 

Ive tried about everything and still no avail. I don't know what to do. The GP doesn't take me seriously because of my anxiety. Ive been googling periductal mastitis but I am not sure if my symptoms correlate.

 

What is the probability of them finding cancer even after having two ultrasounds and an MRI?

There is human error and that is making me believe maybe they missed something in my MRI.