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Been seen in breast clinic but still not totally happy


Re: Been seen in breast clinic but still not totally happy

Hi. I'm sorry you are going through this and I'm also sorry I don't have any answers for you.

You could think about calling the breast cancer care helpline . I did the first time I came on this site in 2015. The nurse was very understanding and helpful. They maybe able to re assure you and suggest what you do next.

As a minimum you really should keep checking your breasts as shown and go back to your GP if you still aren't happy or it changes further.

Best wishes

Been seen in breast clinic but still not totally happy


I feel abit bonkers starting this thread as I was seen in my local breast unit on Monday (13th Feb) and was reassured that all is fine.


I found a lump in my breast some weeks ago, only 10 days prior to that my GP had examined me and found nothing (I'd been having non cyclical breast pain). I went back to my GP and he immediately referred me to the breast clinic - didnt even bother checking my breasts again as I burst into tears in his surgery and he said that i'm obviously worried and need reassuring.


I was seen on Monday at the breast clinic - a registrar examined me and said all felt fine. I told her I could feel a lump quite deep in the tissue (I have to push my breast tissue up from the underneath and poke down with my fingers to feel this lump). I showed her as such, and she checked and didnt seem concerned. I asked what it could be - she said probably an enlarged milk duct. She also showed me how to do a correct, thorough breast examination.


I was sent for an ultrasound, whereby the radiographer checked from my nipple outwards, all over the breast. He said everything looked absolutely fine. I went back to the registrar who said that all was fine, and that my breast tissue has been graded as 'U1' (which apparently means totally normal).


I left relieved and reassured.


However, I've been checking the lump again today, 2 days later - its still there, it still feels like a very definite lump. I am now worrying that perhaps the registrar didnt feel it when I showed her / that the sonographer didnt capture it on the scan. I can't help wondering why its there and why it didnt show up on the scan even if it is 'just' an enlarged milk duct


Am I completely paranoid? Should I seek another opinion? Does this sound like a normal thing to have eg enlarged milk duct that doesnt show on ultrasound and is completely benign?