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Fibrocystic breast tissue, swollen painful armpit lump, hurt all over -- I am scared!

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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Fibrocystic breast tissue, swollen painful armpit lump, hurt all over -- I am scared!

Hi everyone. I am 29 years old and my doctor said I have fibrocystic breast tissue.

My breasts are sore especially when touched. And there is a swollen, very painful under the skin lump under my armpit. Went back to the doc yesterday and he said it is an infected lymph node.

I feel sore all over. It almost feels like the other armpit node is sore too. I am scared it is a cancer sign but the doctor is very dismissive. I don't want to let soemthing serious go untreated. It's like my whole torso is sore with the most painful area being the left armpit/breast.

Doc gave me Zithromax and sent me home. He didn't seem to think any further investigation was necessary. I am still in great discomfort and don't know what to do. I am scared it could be cancer. Breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, my mind is worrying about all these different possibilities.

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Old 07-24-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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Re: Fibrocystic breast tissue, swollen painful armpit lump, hurt all over -- I am sca

Hi Angie,
Hopefully it is nothing, but please get a second opinion. Ask for a mamogram or a ultrasound. I would demand it, it is your body. You really have to take charge of your own body. It is nice when a doctor says dont worry about it but there is always that doubt. And you need a piece of mind. Call him back or someone else.
Take Care,

Old 08-03-2007, 06:33 AM   #3
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Re: Fibrocystic breast tissue, swollen painful armpit lump, hurt all over -- I am sca

Fibrocystic disease can scare you. Your breasts are lumpy and hurt etc...the only piece of advice for you would be if it bothers you, seek second opinion. I feel you can never be too vigilant about breast issues. Docs can be wrong because of many issues, and second opinions should be expected by any doc as a sign of taking care of oneself. If ANY doc seems bothered by you getting a second opinion, then you got a bad doc!! I worked at a cancer center and saw this all the time. Take care of YOU!

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