Firstly its good news I had my mammo and US, the mammo has not changed from last year and the US showed nothing. As for the dimpling/puckering its just one of those things its not puckering right in the skin to be a turmor. So I came away one very happy lady.
Secondly I have to thank all of you and this website for advice and kind words, I felt I was not going through the waiting alone. I have read lots of your post and you are all wonderful strong women.
Thirdly I wish you all well.
Take care all of you and you will still be in my thoughts
Good luck JJG for today xx
I'm hoping to see my doc today and ive got a lot of joint pain and it's driving me nuts so hopefully will get an appointment.
I will ask for an ultrasound if i dont get one, i made up my mind about that. But can you not go back to your doctors again about the indent and ask if you could be referred for an ultrasound. I think the people on this forum would be able to advise you better than me but I sure you could do that. Let me know if you do. x
I totally agree with everyone i'm 45 had a mammogram a few wks ago and it was clear and wished i'd asked for a scan, ive been wondering should ive asked for one, my right breast is definetly different even had 2 GPS look at it at my docs but at the hospital the bcn nurse said no it didn't must have been bad light in the surgery but i said to my hubby how could they tell because the did my mammogram 1st and my boobs were all marked, and i have a dent in it, i did go for pain aswell (no lumps) she told me it was muscle pain, the pain as gone but the dent hasn't ,please let me know how you get on and good luck.
definitely ask for an ultrasound, you count as young for bc and they get better readings from them with denser breast tissue, would be stroppy if they refuse as its you who has to have peace of mind after the tests and i think you will not trust a negative result without an ultrasound.
I would def ask for an ultrasound. At 44 in bc terms you are young. Am 38 but mine showed up on a mammogram and ultrasound. I found a lump first and only later noticed the indentation. In my case though I could def feel a lump first. Everyone is different and what is important is that you feel they have been thorough otherwise it will play on your mind. dx
Am not sure how old you are but with younger women there is often a good reason to do an ultrasound anyway as their breast tend to be dense and problems can be missed on a mammogram. If you are older then considering your history of breast problems I would request an ultrasound for extra reassurance anyway. good luck debx
Hello again just need a little information, got my appointment at the hospital for Thurs feeling ok about it, as I know the procedure as I had a mammogram last year and all was fine, but I didnt have the indentation then. In the form they sent through It tells you that they will do a Mammogram and the radiologist decides if they need to perform an ultrasound. My question is if they decide not to do a ultrasound like last time can I request it. I would really like both done, to put my mind at rest. Thank you
Glad to hear you've seen your GP and have been referred to a specialist breast clinic. Do remember though that not all lumps are cancerous, but always best to get these changes checked out.
While you are waiting for your appointment I have put for you below the link to BCC's publication Referral to a breast clinic, which you may find helpful to read. If you need to talk to someone in confidence, then please do phone the helpline here, the staff are here to support you. Calls to the helpline are free. 0808 800 6000 lines open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 9-2.
Referral to a breast clinic:
Hi took all your advise got up early this morning got and appointment with the Dr early and she has now referred me to the hospital. The Dr did say it would be 3 to 4 wks before I would hear came away a bit concerned so rang back and was told that I would be seen with in 2 wks so a little bit more relaxed. Just wait now but feel confident that all is well.
Just want to say thank you for all your advice and Lynn you are not being and alarmist, you have all given me some information that if I didnt know I would of most likely left for another month. I will make an appointment first thing 2moro. I will let you know how I get on. Thank you again and you all take care
welcome to the forum....a great place to get advice and answers to your concerns 🙂
My experience was that I felt a kind of thickened, hardened area first which I kept an eye on but didn't do anything about for ages...in fact not until it had become an indentation....even then it took me a while to do anything about it...mainly because I felt very well (I always thought that I would feel ill if there was anything seriously wrong...silly me I know differently now).
Personally I would say that if you have a concern the faster you act the better, remember most concerns can be one of many many things..it's not always bad news....but best to get checked as soon as possible.
Like the others I don't want to scare you at all, get checked and if you have any more questions the lovely people here will help and support you...we can only speak of our experiences as none of us are experts..but very useful advice can be found here. Keep in touch and let us know how you get along...best of luck..take care
i agree with lynn, better safe than sorry, get it checked asap, think how much better you will feel if it turns out to be nothing sinister, and if it is cancer, then soooo much better to know now than later down the track. well done for posting on here, i suspect its your first step to getting it checked!
Please please have it checked out, i'm not meaning to be alarmist but when i was diagnosed indentation was one of the features, i couldn't feel a lump although the ultrasound showed up the tumour. I think the indented area turned out to be pre-cancerous cells.
I'm not an expert by any means and really don't wish to scare you but it would be a good idea to have it checked out to put your mind at rest.
Lots of kind wishes
Welcome to the BCC discussion forums where I'm sure you'll get lots of support from the other users of this site.
Breast Cancer Care advocates being breast aware and knowing what is normal for you. We would always recommend that you see your GP as soon as possible if you do notice any changes in your breasts.
If you feel you would like to talk to someone in confidence then the Breast Cancer Care Helpline is here for you, offering support and information. Calls to the Helpline are free and lines are usually open Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm and Sat 9am - 2pm, although due to the bank holiday it will now reopen at 9am on Tuesday 1st June, telephone 0808 800 6000.
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Hello I'm concerned about an indentation going inwards on my right breast its not far from the areola area at the bottem and is about 1in long. I can only see it when I raise my arms. If i look sideways I can really see it go inwards. Also it looks faintly bruised under the skin but I have not knocked my breast. On my left breast I have green discarge for about a month. I have had discharge from both breast about 7 years ago which ended up bleeding and a couple of milk ducts being removed after that things were fine until now. I have been reading your forum but most seem to find lumps first. I cant feel a lump. Has anybody else had an indentation.