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.