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Breast total duct excision

6 Jul 2019 07:44 in response to Chris2994

Hi Chris, as I said I thankfully got the all clear and nothing was found. They never found a real cause for my symptoms either, my consultant did say there was some widening to some of the ducts but she wouldn’t usually have expected this to cause bloody discharge although she couldn’t rule that out as the cause. So it’s a bit of a mystery for me. But she seemed confident with the pathology that nothing was going on so I have to trust in that.  I think it’s more usual that they do find the cause of the symptoms. Whether that be a papilloma or a ductal issue or something. Hope you’re procedure goes well. Take care

Breast total duct excision

9 Jul 2019 12:29 in response to Littlestar78

 

Hi Littlestar,

This is great news. Have you been discharged completely, or do you have to return for regular check-ups?

I know that it's not very satisfactory when you don't get an answer for your symptoms, but here's hoping that all remains clear.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

 

Breast total duct excision

9 Jul 2019 12:53 in response to Jolamine

Nope they said no need to see me again, I’m still too young for mammograms too so no routine screening yet either. I’ll just continue with regular self checks Happy

Breast total duct excision

9 Jul 2019 14:40 in response to Littlestar78

 

Hi Littlestar,

This is even better news.

Just make sure that you don't forget those self checks and, get referred straight back to the breast clinic if you discover anything suspicious. Here's hoping that you never need to!

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Breast total duct excision

20 Jul 2019 13:56 in response to Littlestar78

Hi 

 

I had this surgery back in april, for a papiloma, same symptoms as you. after surgery i didnt even have any pain as they injected anesthetic into the area, i didnt even feel like i had surgery, it was quick and simple and I was back to normal the following day, unfortunatly for me i got an infection and my wound opened up again, so it sbeen a long process to head but again it was never painful, it doesnt look to deformed the complications with mine make mine look worse but otherwise it was ok. you will be fine x

 

Breast total duct excision

20 Jul 2019 15:31 in response to kim3010

 

Hi Kim,

I'm glad to hear that you didn't suffer any pain, even when you had your infection. Do you have any follow up/review appointments or have you been discharged?

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Breast total duct excision

20 Jul 2019 16:20 in response to Jolamine

Hi

I had a check up after 2 weeks in breast clinic, but luckiy I work in the same hospital in A&E, so when it started to look a bit dogy, one of our Dr took a look for me, it left me with quite a deep open wound and had to have it packed every 3 days for 6 week untill they were happy it had healed enough. It went in 2.5 cm deep and looked like i had a gun shot wound, but not painful. tbh I am experiencing more pain now than throught the whole process, I presume it scar tissue healing etc. Normally provided everything is ok with the op then you are referred straight back to the care of your own GP. it was a little bitter sweet for me, as mum was going through chemo for breast cancer at the time, just as both myself and mum got sorted, my Auntie was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, so its been a rough 18mth for us, I have been referred to genetics to see if we carry the BRCA gene. hope all goes well for you

x

Breast total duct excision

20 Jul 2019 19:02 in response to kim3010

 

Hi Kim,

It sounds as if you have really been through it all as a family. I am glad to hear that you and your mum are sorted now, but so sorry to hear about your auntie's terminal diagnosis. I hope that you do not carry the BRCA gene. This is such a cruel disease.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx