Waiting for tests and results is always difficult and it’s understandable you’re feeling worried. It usually takes a week or more to get results from the biopsy and it’s quite normal to be given an appointment to return to the clinic for your results.
Breasts contain glandular, connective, and fatty tissue. Dense breasts have relatively high amounts of glandular tissue and fibrous connective tissue and relatively low amounts of fatty breast tissue. Younger women have more dense glandular breasts so it can be more difficult to see a specific area of breast tissue in detail during an ultrasound.
As the breast specialist said, most breast changes in women of your age are likely to be normal or due to a benign (not cancer) breast condition. However it’s best to be sure, which is why they have taken the biopsy.
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I have been to hospital today, as I discovered what I thought was a lump on my left breast.
When I went for my initial exam by the breast specialist before the scan, she said she is sure it is nothing dangerous due to only being 25. However, when I went for the ultra sound, the sonographer said she couldn’t see anything on the scan, only dense breast tissue.
Another doctor then came in and said the same, she said that they would take biopsies ‘just to be sure’.
I am so worried, and I was asked to book a follow up for my results a week today. Is this normal? I am so worried, and I suffer with severe health anxiety.