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Old 09-15-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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30 years old and 1st Mammogram/Ultrasound

Hi, I'm 30 years old, and a few weeks ago my OBGYN thought she felt something odd in my left breast. I had a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound done on Monday this week. I felt very embarrassed and self-conscious about the whole ordeal. I hated that I had to walk around and wait in a room with other lades while braless luckily the mammogram and ultrasound tech were both females and very nice. I still felt embarrassed but they were able to put me a little bit more at ease. While I was laying there getting the ultrasound done I saw a breast x-ray on the screen with a white dot in it, I knew it was mine. She concentrated her search in one area and showed me what she saw and said the Radiologist may want to take another look at it. A short while after she finished a young, handsome, man comes in and says heís the radiologist and needed to take another look. I was mortified when I saw him (because he was so cute) and wanted to cry, I felt very uncomfortable having to show my breast for another ultrasound. And if things couldnít get any worse he proceeds to touch the lump, saying oh yeah, I feel it. He shams me for not doing a self breast exam and I try to explain why I donít but he didnít seem to listen (their very ďlumpyĒ and I canít tell whatís a lump and whatís normal...not a very good excuse, I know..).

They didn't find anything in the area my OBGYN was concerned about but they found a mass on my right breast. The radiologist called it a tumor. I wasnít surprised by this but wasnít expected to decide on the next course of action. The radiologist told me itís probably nothing and they could look at it again in 6 months, do a biopsy now or surgically remove it (but he said that would leave an ugly scar and I didnít want that). I wasnít too concerned with any of this so I opted to wait 6 months but when I got home I began to worry and worry and worry. So I called and got an appointment for a biopsy (core biopsy) that will be done next Wednesday. I keep trying to find the lump but I canít This is very frustrating and I can't seem to think about anything else. Iím very nervous about the biopsy and donít do well with this sorta stuff.

Ah! Thanks for letting me vent about my experience.

 
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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Re: 30 years old and 1st Mammogram/Ultrasound

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How did your biopsy go? I know it can be very embarrassing, I think because I have had so many and even had one of the lumps surgically removed and three biopsies done via MRI with a male radiologist who had to hold compression for 10 mins on both breasts that it is really second nature to me now. I have had more men and women push, squish, feel me up that I just expect to be showing off my breasts to anyone who ventures into the room.
I hope all went well for you this week and that the pathology comes back negative. My guess is that your have what is called a fibroadenoma (benign breast lump which begins to shrink once you enter menopause for which you have a long way to go before that next adventure). Let me know how you did.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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Re: 30 years old and 1st Mammogram/Ultrasound

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for asking about my biopsy. It wasn't as bad as I had thought it would be. They gave me Valium to take before the biopsy to calm me down but I was so worked up that it didn't work. It only hurt when they numbed my breast. I felt a lot of pressure and heard the popping and tearing of the tissue which bothered me mentally but other than things went ok. I don't think I bruised at all either and i'm just a little sore. I was soo stressed over the biopsy and now that its over I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Hopefully I won't ever have to do this again but if I do then I won't be so scared.
Now I just have to wait, and i'm worrying. He said the earliest Iíll know is Monday and the latest is Wednesday. I usually look forward to the weekend but I hope this one flies by. He thought it looked benign but in the back of my mind I keep thinking what if he's wrong. I hope he's right though.

 
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They called me with the results today and its a benign fibroadenoma tumor. I'm so relieved. This was the longest weekend ever and to keep myself from going crazy I cleaned the whole time, so at least my house is cleaned from top to bottom. They said I would need to return in 6 months for another mammogram and ultrasound on that breast. I suppose to see if its grown any bigger or changed, but they said the chances are slim it will turn malignant. I'm very happy now

 
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Great news!!!! I am sure that when you return in six months for your follow-up mammogram and ultasound you will be given a clean bill of health.
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