Thank you for replying....
I am so pleased to hear it looks as though you are okay. What a dreadfully worrying time it is. And as Ann says, thank you for reporting back. It really does help the ladies on here to feel positive.
And thank you for your advice too. I hear what you are saying about private care. Speaks volumes doesn't it. But if this persists, I will/must go back.
So very pleased to hear of your good news.
Hi Bassplayer, I hope you managed to go back to the GP. Definitely see a different one. They are very good but they not specialists. I am very lucky to have private health care as my GP initially talked about shingles, then focused on hives. Only when I mentioned I had private health care did he seem happy to refer. The consultant made it clear that I was right to see a specialist. All the best x
Thats is great news and thank you for posting our outcome as it will help other ladies who are worried that it does not always turn out to be cancer.
let us know how you get on following your biopsy but it all sounds really good for you
Just thought I would add an update. Saw the breast consultant today, who has mostly reassured me. He examined me and I showed him a photo of the rash. He said the fact that the rash did not last more than 24 hours meant IBC was low on his list of concerns. He is going to excise and biopsy a small and slightly irritating skin lump on the edge of my nipple which I have had for many years, which he thinks is a portal to introducing some infection which is the most likely cause. He said the skin lesion does not look sinister but doesn't look right either. I am crossing my fingers that will not show up anything. I had a mammogram on both breasts the same afternoon and that was all fine. So I am feeling much better but he said going to see him was absolutely the right thing to do. The wait has been truly awful though, I have lost weight through the worry and view life a little differently now.
Thank you to anyone who replied with advice and reassurance, it is much appreciated.
I so feel for you. I too had a rash (or so I thought) not sounding like yours but I Googled away and was convinced it was IBC! Not a good idea, I realise that now. My GP was confident it was just my skin and capilliaries etc. showing through. I was, of course, very relieved and skipped out of the surgery. But I am not out of the wars yet.
I have been getting breast pain and did go to my GP who said that, as I was only at the breast clinic in April, with an indentation, she was confident all would be okay as it was unlikely anything could have happened since then. I tried to say that I did not have breast pain when I was last there and so this is a new symptom but she remained steadfast. Anyway, I left hoping the pain would go away but it is still here so, like you, feel I must return!
But as the ladies say, IBC is very rare and your rash, like mine, could be due to nothing serious. The worry is the pits isn't it. I am still worrying with this pesky pain and at 66 years old and post menopausal, feel there must be something wrong.
I do so hope it all sorts for you very soon. The worry is enough to make you ill!