Thanks Trisha! Unfortunately too late for google though 😞 been spending too much time today googling nipples!! Stopping it now though, I'm just worrying myself.
Will make an appointment to see my GP next week I think. The thing I find so frustrating is that the websites (incl the NHS one) doesn't specify the environment to which you should worry about an inverted/retracted nipple 😞 I would have assumed that you should only be concerned if your nipple retracted/is inverted all the time (including when erect), not when it comes and goes but now I am guessing that this isn't the case 😞
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Thanks for your response, I really appreciate it!
Can I ask a quick question? Did your nipple have an indent/was it retracted all the time or just when you lay down? My nipple only does this when it is not erect and when I am lying on my back, as soon as I stand up it looks normal again. Im really glad you're your the road to recovery x
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Hi ladies, looking for a bit of advice if possible.
When I am lying down and my nipples are not erect (just flattish) a small part of my nipple seems to sink in to the rest of the nipple (it doesn't look inverted it just looks like a small indent) however when I stand up this disappears or when my nipples are erect it disappears (without stimulation). This also might not be new for me, I am not sure if this is just something about my body I have never noticed before. Everything I have read highlights to visit your doctor if you have an invertion of a nipple that wasnt like that before but they don't give anymore info than that. Basically I don't know of I am worrying about gravity or a possible health issue. Just as an FYI, I am 30, I have health anxiety and had my breast examined by a specialist as recently as November so don't want to waste anyone's time. Any advice ( reassurance) would be greatly appreciated.
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Ladies, thank you for reason my post and coming back to me. I have decided that I am definitely going to go back to see my GP ASAP, I do feel that something isn't right and I will continue to worry until I've been checked out again (properly). I've read that mammograms are not ideal for people my age so I am going to ask specifically for an ultra sound next time I am seen. I am just so worried (and annoyed that I wasn't checked properly the first time). I keep trying to be positive and remind myself that not all changes are cancer.
Sommer43, the letter only told me when and where, it didn't have any other information at all :o( you did not mention how your results turned out but I hope that you are well!
Herbi, I wish you all the very best with your treatment!! Kick it's ass!!!!
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Hi everyone, my name is Ashleigh, I'm 28 and I live in Glasgow. I am quite worried about breast cancer and was looking for some reassurance if possible.
I went to the doctor at the beginning of February as I wanted him to check my breasts. I had noticed a small area above my areola where you could see the blood vessels (small) more and this area also looked a little flat/indented (like a bump in the road). To be fair it isn't flat/indented all the time but it was sometimes. My doctor looked me over and said that to be on the safe side he would refer me to the breast clinic. 2 weeks later I received my appointment for the clinic for 6th March.
I attended my appointment and to be honest I didn't feel any better when I came out. The doctor had me take my top off and lie on the bed and he spent literally 2 minutes pressing my breasts (he did not ask me to change position at any time, it was all done lying down) and then when he was done he told me "clinically you are fine, I have no concerns". I spent longer asking him questions than the time it took him to examine me. He explained that the reason you could see the blood vessels was because the skin on my breasts is quite thin and that the flat part/slight indent was due to "environmental factors" I.e being cold. The advice he gave me was to moisturise.
When I left I still felt uneasy, I felt like I hadn't been examined properly but also felt that I was being daft as I had a mole scare in December and now I worried about my breasts so I just put it down to a little health anxiety and tried to let the uneasy feeling go.
Yesterday morning I was moisturising as advised and lifted my right had behind my head and I noticed a small indent under my right breast, I leaned forward and it became even more obvious, it is a change to the shape of my breast. To say I am petrified would be an understatement. I am tempted to go back to my GP but I am worried that they will think I am crazy? I hadn't noticed that indent before to be able to let the specialist know to get him to check it but then I think of there was something there he would have felt it? The GP also didn't notice/mention it when he checked me originally.
I suppose my question is should I go back to the GP for another referral or should I trust that the specialist who checked me over is very experienced and knows what he is doing and would have felt it?
I have no idea though how I will get through another 4 weeks for the specialist appointment if I am successful in getting one, I can barely function with worry :o(
I appreciate your time for reading this and sorry for such a long story x
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