We often hear form women who are worried when they are having investigations for a breast change and this can often be worse for people who also suffer with anxiety.
Breast changes can happen for many reasons. They may be part of normal development, hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (period) or due to benign conditions (not cancer). You’ll probably find your breasts change quite a bit throughout your life.
Our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening may be of interest to you.
It’s always important to get any changes checked out as you are doing and your doctor may arrange a number of tests including an MRI.
I wonder if you would find it helpful to call our Helpline. We often find we can help people more when we speak to them. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.
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I found an indentation on my right breast last week and luckily I have private medical insurance and managed to see a breast specialist 2 days later. Dr done a check and couldn’t feel/ find any lumps and also had an ultrasound scan also they couldn’t see any lumps. They have referred me to have an MRI scan to make sure. I am a very worrying person and also suffer with anxiety and it is currently through the roof as they have referred me for an MRI and I feel like they have done that as it could be a worse. I just need some reassurance. Has anyone else had an MRI for indentation and no lumps?