Hi Jamie I had a fibroadenoma removed decades ago, in the days when they didn't deign to tell you the details. However my scar was about 11 cms wide, across my breast and below my nipple. The staples were removed about a week later and then it healed. Being breast muscle, it was very painful while healing but arnica tablets (I now know) can help prevent that. The scar healed to a silver line and was never any issue. Nor did it make a difference to my breast size, so I guess the lump had squashed existing tissue which sprang back into place? However, I appreciate it may well depend on the location of the lump. The problems I did have included some loss of nipple sensation and a numbness below the scar but I realise now that breast surgery can involve damage to nerves. I also experienced tenderness, usually linked to my menstrual cycle. I’m assured my breast cancer had no association with that experience over 30 years earlier so don't worry about that. I would always take the advice of the medical team personally - I was told they always removed such lumps so they could perform more detailed biopsies to be 100% certain. I think today, with the miracles they can achieve in reconstructive surgery for women who have partial mastectomies, perhaps it would be wise to raise your concerns with your surgeon about the asymmetry because they should be able to address that, if not at the time, then certainly later if it is a problem. All breasts vary but you don’t want to end up with an ugly breast or one noticeably smaller. Not having it removed when it’s still growing makes no sense because you’ll still end up with asymmetry when it outgrows the other breast! I hope you manage to think it through and find the reassurance you need. Take care and try not to overthink yourself into greater anxiety x
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Hi. How are you now ? I have a pretty similar case . I have a lump thay is 7 x 4.4 x 5 cm that was diagnosed as a fibroadenoma. Im scheduled for a surgery but Im really worried what would happen to my breast after the surgery since the lump is really big . But at the same time , Im also not in favor in leaving something like thia in my body but also quiey reluctant to do the surgery. Could you tell me your experience? Im also 22 years old and I will really be thankful for replies.
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