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Breast pain

Postby lullabybunny1 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:34 pm

Hello, well, where to start. My mum is one of 5 children, my mum and 3 of her 4 siblings have had or have cancer. My mum had breast cancer and got her 5yr all clear in August 09. My nipple has been bleeding, and I haven't really thought much of it, then last night I was in the bath and when i was washing I found a horrible pain in my breast and armpit, one also feels differant to the other. I am terrified, i know that i am higher risk of getting cancer and im terrified, also because of being raped a few years ago I am scared of going to dr and getting proded and poked, I know I have to, I dont know if its really the abuse thats holding me back or fear of what it might be.
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Re: Breast pain

Postby *Lisa* » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Hi :hugs:

You really need to see the GP

Can you take a friend/member of family with you and maybe also ask for a female GP? would this be better for you?

Has your bra been rubbing up against you? just thinkin of other reasons

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Re: Breast pain

Postby princess » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:46 pm

You need to get to your GP now!!!!!
You dont mess about with breasts - and if it is nothing he wont be upset - its best you get checked out so as you dont worry so much.
Make an appointment first thing tomorrow am and let us know how you get on.
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Re: Breast pain

Postby gillshutt » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:45 am

You do need to get the bleeding checked out. I would say the fact that you have pain is a good sign as it probably means you have an infection rather than anything too nasty. I get pain in my left breast when I am due on, really nasty stabbing pains and it's down to the glands... your glands run right through your body so you can get pain almost anywhere from them.
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Re: Breast pain

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:16 pm

You can ask for a chaperone at any doctors appointment. They will provide a female nurse to stay with you. A lot of people get nervous about stripping before strange men, even if they are doctors. Just let the surgery know when you book the appointment that you will require a chaperone.
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Re: Breast pain

Postby gillshutt » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:00 pm

Our gp's always go and get one of the practice nurses to come in with them even if you don't mind. It helps protect them as well as you.
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Re: Breast pain

Postby lullabybunny1 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:40 pm

Right, i am seeing a female doctor, they usually get a chaperone in to cover them. My appointment is at 4.40pm. I don't know about the pain as my mum had pain in the same places, i suppose it's paranoia on my part, even though i have the appointment im terrified and still don't know if i can go.
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Re: Breast pain

Postby shazq » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:32 pm

Hi
Glad to hear you have made the appointment for today.
I have been through this, so dont get worried if they send you straight to the hospital with days, its what they do.
I had to have fluid withdrawn from the lump, it came back clear.

I did not have any pain when i found the lump.
I do get pain under my armpit and side of my boobs but this is normal my GP told me.
I have never had fluid leaking though.

Good luck for today. :hugs: Have you got a family member who can go with you for support.? :grouphug:
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Re: Breast pain

Postby lullabybunny1 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:34 pm

my mum is coming with me. I am feeling more optimistic today, I think its probably an infection, but at the same time, i want/need to prepare myself for the worst. Will be back on later with news of how I got on.

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Re: Breast pain

Postby lullabybunny1 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:41 pm

I have been to doc and got an infection. I have been given steroidal cream and some anti-inflamitory drugs. I have loads of bloods done on Monday and If the problem is still there by end of next week, i have to go back.
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Re: Breast pain

Postby shazq » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:52 pm

Hi
Glad you got it sorted, bet thats a load of your mind. :hugs:
Hope the infection clears soon. :hugs:
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Re: Breast pain

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:39 pm

I hope you feel better soon :hugs:
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Re: Breast pain

Postby gillshutt » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:44 pm

Glad you got it checked out :hugs:
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