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I’m really worried and feel I’m being missed..

17 Aug 2019 12:51

Hi ladies I’m looking for a bit of advice- I’ve had a very itchy nipple for about a year and a half now. Have been to various appointments with my Doctor and tried every cream under the sun but it just clears up then comes right back again. I’ve been to the breast clinic twice now - both times my breasts were examined and then I was simply told there was ‘no lump’ so nothing to worry about. I was just at the breast clinic on Thursday there (this being my second visit) and felt like I wasn’t taken seriously at all. The consultant said I shouldn’t be using any creams just moisturiser and there was absolutely nothing wrong with me. I’m getting pain up the side of my breast and into my armpit but he just said it was ‘muscular’. I know the difference between muscular pain and something else and I just know this isn’t muscular. I just feel at a loss with it all - I intend to go back to my doctor on Monday but if I can’t get the breast clinic to take me serious what else can I do? I’m only 28 but I’m absolutely terrified ☹️

I’m really worried and feel I’m being missed..

19 Aug 2019 09:24 in response to KezzaB24

Hi KezzaB24,

Welcome to Cancer Chat. I'm sorry to read about your worries at the moment, and I understand it's difficult when there is this uncertainty or unexplained symptoms.

It's important you find out what's going on if it's causing you problems. It might be a good idea to keep track of any changes by noting down your symptoms and any differences day-to-day. That way you can see if anything is getting worse or changing at all. It will also help with talking all this through with the doctor if you visit them again.

Try not to worry too much at least until you know more - I know this is easier said than done though.

Wishing you all the best,

Ben
Cancer Chat Moderator