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Breast indentation but no lump


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Hope everything went well for you today x

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You're most there asquith - will be thinking of you x

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Thank you for your reassurance. It's so true Google can spark so many fears. Appt in 2 days and I must be more positive. Thank you.

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Thanks Moggy, just read your absolutely right. No more looking things up and fearing the worst. Wednesday is only two days away. I ll keep you posted. X

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We have a little 'two week wait' thread over on the appointments forum, asquith.  It helps to be with others, who are waiting it out, because we all know the worry, sleepless nights, frantic 'what if's' and the way our minds can play cruel tricks on us.


Please do not Google.  This is not a time to be plugging in some random phrases 'breast lump/rash/indent' - it won't bring you anything nice, and mostly it will be frightening and inaccurate.


Remember, as I have been told many times in my wait, the breast clinics deal with all kinds of breast problems, most of which are benign.  The odds are in your favour that this turns out to be nothing of concern.  And if you happen to be in the tiny percentage with a diagnosis, you know that you have done what you needed to, to catch it early, and you will see many positive stories from survivors on here. 

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Just read your message. That's very reassuring as I have an indentation under my left breast which looks like a thumb Mark. I m worried sick but have appt Wednesday week. That's on,y two weeks from seeing my doctor. We always fear the worst and Google is a frightening thing at time. I ll sleep easier after reading your thread. I know it could go the other way but you ve made it possible to be normal.

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I also found an indent ..the key thing I noticed was my breast looked a little smaller and nipple was higher up I lifted my arm and there it was ...went on the good old Google and it came up cancer..made appt at docs on the 18th October went to breast clinic short of 2 weeks fast forward to November when I was told it was cancer had lumpectomy and down sentinel node biopsy and reconstruction..tomorrow I finish my course of radiotherapy..hope everything's ok for you but rest assured if not you'll be fine....I posted on this exactly thread and glad I did.

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Dellisa81 please try not to worry, i went through extreme anxiety and even planned how i would tell people the worst. I was on the internet constantly and always only read horrible things. But to reassure you i have been twice now and had an ultrasound on the indent, they have put it down to natural breast changes and change in breast tissue. I was told although the indents can be a sign of cancer they are almost always just because of as they put it our breasts are being held up with ligaments and sometimes a ligament stretches and is faulty and causes the indent.ive had mine 2 years now and although im constantly aware of it be reassured they can be nothing. I think the media as good as it is is highlighting the indents so much at tge minute but people dont always highlight when its not cancer. All the best for your appt let us know how you get on xx

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Hi, I'm in the same boat. I found a indentation in my right breast 3 weeks ago when tying up my hair, went to the doctors a week later and have my appointment on Tuesday. I'm worried sick! I always look at best sinerio bit struggling! X

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Can i ask how you both got on..i hope it was good news.im am going through the exact same ive had the dent a year but now om getting pain and my anxiety is through the roof.i 2 have 2 small children and have to stop myself crying in front of them.i have an appt in a fortnight but wondered how you had got on.thankyou x

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just wondering how the original poster is?


I am in exactly the same position as you.


I have today booked a private appointment and have my follow up appointment on Monday.  I've Been trying to keep busy since I found the dent last week, (like you I just raised my arms and saw 1 indent) but now with the children back in school, I've too much time on my hands at home and I've have spent the last 24 hours full of worry.


front on it looks completely normal,  there is no lump (he said my breasts are lumpy - but I've never felt anyone else's so to me they feel normal) 


we have health cover yet my GP assured me that i wouldn't need to use it, but I rang today & got the number for the hospital and rang the clinic directly and I was told my referral only arrived today &  to expect an appointment within the next 2 weeks, so I made the call. 


I hope you are ok & have some support, I know how hard it is and just wanted to send you a hug, 

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I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. Can't imagine how you must feel. Hope your treatment is going well?
It's so good of you to take the time to reassure others at the start of this horrible process.
Going to stay positive and keep busy, with two young children it shouldn't be too difficult!
Thanks again xxx

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The breast clinic is a ''one stop shop''.  For me it went like this.   I was seen by the consultant who then sent me for a mammogram, an ultrasound and, because I did have a lump, a biopsy there and then.  I went back 3 days later for the results of the biopsy and was given the appointment time and date right there and then. 


So, I would suggest that you will probably see the doctor and have a mammogram and all being well, you will be reassured and sent on your way.  However, if there is anything, and its always best to keep an open mind, you won't be sent away worrying, you would be given support right there and then.


Try not to worry too much, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer (so early stages) in July.  I had, however, noticed a change in my breast over a year before and did nothing about it!  I felt stupid when I realised I could have done something earlier which is why I think you should be patting yourself on the back for going and getting it looked at as soon as you have noticed a change.  


I took my mind off worrying by keeping myself busy with cooking and crafts and meeting up with friends and family and living positively in the present.  Keep strong and hopefully you'll have the reassurance you need very soon.

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Thank you so much for your reply, i'm praying it won't be that long, I'm going to be a mess!


Could I ask what they do at the clinic? is it just another examination?




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I just wanted to send a quick reply to your message below to say that you have absolutely done the right thing to go to the doctor and to get the indentation checked out.  They always err on the side of caution and it is the usual course of action to send someone presenting with a change to the breast (however small) to get it checked out at the breast clinic.  I thought, however, that there was a 2 week timescale to get an appointment so I'm surprised to have to wait 4-6 weeks.  My understanding is that the Government has set a 2 week deadline so it might be worth raising it with your GP surgery (apologies if I am incorrect with this but I was definitely seen within 2 weeks and was told only in July this year about the 2 week deadline).

I know that it is a worrying time but you have done the right thing and in my experience the breast care teams in the NHS do an amazing job.

Sending hugs and reassurance.

Breast indentation but no lump

Hi All,


Not sure if I am completely over reacting, but as a born worrier, I thought I'd join this forum for a bit of reassurance. 

Over the weekend I an indent at the bottom of my right breast when I raise my arms. (it looks normal when they are down) you can also see it when I lean forward.

Went to the doctors today and he said there is no lump, and that it's not pukering or has an orange peel look so hes not overly worried, but he didint know what it was. He has reffered me to the breast clinic to make sure but the wait is 4-6 weeks. I have been beside myself just over the weekend so how can I cope with 6 weeks!


Could anyone tell me what they will do at the clinic? I've never had a scare or have any family history so I'm completely cluless and really worried.


Thanks x