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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Hanxiety, I’m so relieved for you! Your situation literally sounds exactly the same as mine further down the thread. I too never got a definitive answer about why... it seems it’s something that just happens! But searching online, nothing at all shows that it can actually just happen for no particular reason. 

I’m glad you got some relief from my previous thread, and so relieved for you that it was good news. 

take care xx 

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Lucy73 I’m sorry to hear that you’re still feeling a bit anxious, but the good news is they didn’t find anything worrying on your scan! Try to take a little bit of comfort from that. 

We all have changes now and again and the likelihood is they’re just keeping an eye on you as precaution, not necessarily because they’re worried it could be something bad. Our bodies change all the time, especially hormonal. Try to take some comfort from the fact that they didn’t find anything on the scan... and please let us know how you get on at your next check up. 

Sending hugs xx 

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Smiley Very Happy

Great news! Fantastic!

Just tell you Don't Google it !🤣

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Well what a stressful time this past week was!! And thankfully all for nothing!! I went to the clinic yest and the doctor examined me and sent me for an ultrasound and I got the all clear! They can't seem to suggest any reason that my nipple is randomly inverting but said there are no issues and I should now ignore it unless I develop any other symptoms alongside it 😁 so yay! Very happy and so relieved and surprised as I was sure there must be a reason for this change! So if anyone reads this, like I read this thread before, try not to panic! It may be nothing at all. Lovely to speak to you all and so thankful for kind words and support in the week leading up to my appt. Good luck to you all xxxxx

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

So, how are you?

Hope you are fine xx

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

That doesn't sound so bad?

My appt is tomoro. At the weekend I wore an old comfy sports bra all day Sunday and the inverted nipple kept happening?! So now I'm thinking it's the bra!? 

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Hi, 

Just left the hospital. The ultra sound didn't show anything but the doctor wants to see me in 3 weeks time. The lady who was doing ultra sound said that lots of things are going on...hormonal systs in both breasts also the ducts are big. 

We will see. I can not say that I feel much better. 

Good luck lovely ladies x

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Thank you so much for your help. 

I went to the hospital and it was a hormonal syst. 

Just to say that I'm waiting for another appointment because the same brest has shown the discharge. 

My GP has suggested to wait and see if it will dry up but was so upset so decided not to wait. I  feel really bad now because after 7 days the discharge has disappeared. 

I will go on the 14 and will ask if it was my syst or just my age almost 46 next month. 

Here we go....

Lovely ladies,  good luck!

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Thankyou so much for your lovely replies I can't tell you how much it means to me! Yes it just pops out by itself. Like you say I think the anxiety itls making me think every twinge is another bad sign!! Totally driving myself mad with it all.

You have made some great points that really are making me feel much better. I think I am 50/50 with feeling positive and then not at the minute. It's so scary!!

Thanks again really glad I have someone to talk to! Haven't mentioned to anyone as I don't want to worry them xx

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Hanxiety, I totally relate to where you are coming from. If it’s coming back out but it’s self then that’s an even better sign! Like I say, the doctors seem to refer on for everything nowadays, better to be safe than sorry. 

And with regards to the aches and pains, the pains I got in my breast the week leading up to my appointment was awful... I think I had convinced myself there was something wrong so much that I could actually feel the pain! after my appointment the pain went; so I’m pretty sure it was worry/anxiety that was causing the pain! 

As you will probably see many times on these threads, the vast majority of women that go to the breast clinic come out with the all clear ... which just shows how many people are referred to a breast clinic as precaution. If your doctor has said that they couldn’t see/feel anything worrying, then I would take that as a good sign... as, as much as they are not specifically trained in that area... they’d know what they were looking for. Seems as though he/she has referred you as precaution! 

try to keep yourself as busy as you can until your appointment... it’s easier said than done because I know it’s probably the only thing on your mind right now, and you’re probably panicking like mad going over every scenario in your head, but your husband is right.. it could be a number of things! 

Please let us know how you get on, and in the meantime if you do need to speak to someone.. my inbox is always open to you. I know how much of a worrying time this will be for you xx 

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Hi. Please don't worry. Your husband is right.

Stay calm and keep yourself busy.

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply!!

My appointment is 10:30 on Wednesday so I have a week to wait.. And worry!

Yes that's the thing, as soon as I notice it I just look down and it comes back out by itself! My doctor really wasn't helpful just said he could see or feel nothing that's why I panicked when he referred me so I asked then if it was something to worry about then? His reply was the same, that he couldn't see or feel anything. Now every little niggle in that area I freak out and think it's another sign! Although I'm pretty sure it's just normal aches and pains, and I was at the gym yest lol!

I have spent the day at home today though worrying. Keep getting so upset. My husband said he had been looking it up and there's "loads of other things it could be" but I can't see anything that's a plausible explanation?! I think at first I thought it really was nothing but it's almost like I'm convincing myself otherwise now. It's going to be a long week xx

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Hi. 

You poor thing, you must be so worried. I can totally relate to how you’re feeling right now, as I was exactly the same as you. 

To be honest, the doctors these days don’t seem to have the training in specific areas and tend to refer in anyway. I wouldn’t let that worry you. The fact my doctor didn’t give me much reassurance and referred me made me panic, but I was seen within a week and half of seeing the Doctor and the breast clinic are much more reassuring. 

are you about to pop your nipple out yourself at all? I wasn’t able to which is what also worried me. But the specialist at the clinic told me that sometimes it can just happen, sometimes it can be caused by scar tissue. Sometimes there’s no explanation. 

I could find nothing like this online and the only explanation of inverted nipple that I could find was BC.. but just wanted to try and reassure you! You sound like you’re in exactly the same situation as me.

 

hopefully you’ll get a call soon followed by a letter, with details of your appointment. They’ll assess and then scan you. It’s nothing scary, I found seeing the doctor in my gp surgery worse. 

let me know when you get your appointment and I’ll have my fingers crossed for you. Try not to worry, it’s likely not to be anything serious. Xx 

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I know this is an old thread but I have been googling and googling and worrying and this thread seems like it's so relevant to me!! One of the replies here is that the lady hopes they helped one person feel better? I think they have helped me. I noticed on holiday in August my left nipple was inverted when I took my bikini off, didn't really think much of it but then after holiday in September I noticed it again when I took my sports bra off after the gym so I googled it and of course the only possible explanation was BC. I convinced myself I have zero other symptoms so couldnt be anything but every week I have noticed it since so made an appt and seen GP yest. It was rubbish because his reaction was neither worrying or reassuring? He cant feel any lumps and said my nipples look fine and both look the same etc but he still referred me to breast clinic? So now I'm sat here thinking he must have referred me because something may be wrong. Having a massive panic so upset. I am 35 and have lost 2 stone since last May time and I have 3 kids aged 6,10,13.i mentioned these things but not much was said. I think I wouldn't feel so bad if there was a possible alternative cause but I can't see one???? Told husband last night and he's incredibly worried too and so now I feel sick with worry. My appt at the breast clinic isn't until a week today and feels like a lifetime away😢

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Hi Lucy,

Any search on the internet for any breast change, will always lead to bc, but thankfully, it usually isn’t & there is a far more common reason for the breast change.

What is important though, is at least, googling can prompt women to get these things checked out. Thereafter, imo, the anxiety of googling isn’t worth it, as it changes nothing & only makes the wait more stressful. 

We’ve all been there!

Hopefully all’s well, it usually is

ann x

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Hi! How are you doing?

I unfortunately know how you feel and it doesn't matter how old are our children. 

I found my lump after the period and went to GP. She said that it feels like a syst. 

What I read on internet it comes as aC. 

I feel physically sick. 

I have got two children 6 and 11.

My hospital is on 24of June. It's so long...

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I'm in the same situation as you, although i've got pain in the centre of my breast bone and can feel a thickening no inverted nipple though. First male Doctor I saw said he couldn't feel anything and it's nothing to worry about, but come back if it's no better and that was 2 months ago! Still have the pain and went back to see a female GP last week who referred me to the breast clinic (my appointments tomorrow!) But again, she examined me and said she wasn't worried, but had felt a couple of small lumps on the outside of my right breast (I'd not noticed those). I'm not overly worried, i just want to know why my breast bone is hurting and tender to touch...It stays the same even during my cycle and afterwards. My mum had breast cancer and a single Mastectomy in her early 70's and her sister, my aunt had a double mastectomy and was in her 50's....

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Re: Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Just an update after my appointment this morning at the breast clinic. Good news is nothing was found they checked the breast and gave me an ultrasound.

 

The nurse put it down to breast tissue changes from either losing weight or pumping breast milk for 7 weeks.

 

Xx


@Worried183 wrote:

Really glad you got your referral. It sound very promising that the doctor isn’t concerned but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. I’m just glad your GP is being supportive. I hope all goes well for you xxx 


 

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Really glad you got your referral. It sound very promising that the doctor isn’t concerned but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. I’m just glad your GP is being supportive. I hope all goes well for you xxx 

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Such fantastic news from your appointment.

 

I went to the gp and she checked me again and said she couldn't feel anything but has referred me and my appointment is on 10th June fingers crossed I will let you know how it goes xx

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Wonderful news. Thanks for update. Take care x

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Just wanted to update you in case anyone else is reading this and had the same thing. 

 

So so I went for my appointment at the breast clinic today. The consultant asked me a series of questions about my symptoms, medication and personal details (ie children etc). Then she told me to undress my top half and lie on the bed so she could examine me. 

 

She examined me and said that she could feel a more prominent area where I could feel the pain and that she was going to send me through for an ultrasound scan. 

 

I went for the ultrasound in which they scanned the area the consultant marked and over my nipple also. Once I saw the constant afterwards she explained that all my ducts looked normal size, my breast tissue looked normal and that there was nothing worrying seen. She explained that in younger women the nipple can become inverted due to scar tissue etc. And that the change in my breast was probably due to the fact my body changed whilst having a baby not too long ago. 

 

I didnt get an actual answer about what was causing the pain; however she said it should just heal it’s self in time .

 

Just wanted to let you know my situation, as when I searched my symptoms.. the inverted nipple, hardened area and pain in one area lead me only to one thing! 

 

I am sending love and hugs to all you brave ladies.. and hope that my post may bring at least someone else some hope. Get yourself checked if you notice anything different ... as this site often explains, most causes are benign but it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

 

Love and hugs xx 

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How did you get on with the GP? Did you manage to get a referral? 

 

I have got my appointment through now for the breast clinic, it’s on Tuesday next week. Minds going into overdrive now I just don’t know what to expect when I’m there and can’t help but fear the worst. Trying to keep my mind occupied until then, as much as I can. Xx 

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I've got my appointment with GP tomorrow so hopefully I will get the referral will let you know x


 

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I’m so sorry to hear that. Definitely push your GP if you don’t feel satisfied. 

 

I feel exactly the same, only it’s constantly on my mind. I feel like it’s taking a lifetime for my appointment to come through. Worrying so much, and like you, searching the symptoms is just making me worse (I know they tell you not to, but had I not googled in the first place I’d never have known an inverted nipple was something to be concerned about). 

 

Keep me updated with how you get on - push for that referral and I have everything crossed that all comes back okay for you and you get on with normality with your precious little one.

 

sending big hugs also xx 

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Good morning,

 

I know exactly how your feeling I've got a 13 month old, I can't feel a lump but have a small area of dimpling/Puckering under my right breast. I've been to the gp once about 2 month ago and she couldn't feel any lumps or thickening and wasn't worried. I'm going to make another appointment for a breast clinic referral because me being me i Google constantly I've now got it in my head something might be there and she's missed it.

 

It's hard with the worry I try to forget about it but it always springs back up.

 

Sending big hugs

 

xxx

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Waiting for Breast Clinic Appointment

Hi all, 

 

I am 28 and have over the past few months had pain in the side of my left breast (near the armpit) and noticed an inverted nipple. Until I searched online I had absolutely no idea that an inverted nipple could be a sign of anything sinister, so I’m kicking myself as I don’t for sure know how long it’s been inverted for. 

 

I visited my GP who examined them and said she also noticed ‘not so much a lump’ (as she worded it) but a hard area where I explained I’ve been having the pain. She told me she was going to refer me to the breast clinic and everyone is seen within 2 weeks. This was 2 days ago and I feel like I’ve been waiting a lifetime already. 

 

I have a 19 month old and am so worried that it’s going to turn out to be something awful and that I should have gone sooner! I keep looking at my precious little girl and feeling so upset/worried of getting bad news. The waiting is awful 😩.  Everything seems to point in one direction only and I feel like I’m stuck in such an awful place right now. 

 

I know nowI just need to wait to be seen by the breast clinic.. I’m just finding the waiting so difficult and I suppose I just  needed to put it down in writing to people that potentially have an idea of what I may be going through! 

 

Sending lots of or love to all you strong ladies (and men) xxx