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Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 13:07

Hi

 

on my monthly breast check I noticed a small lump in my left breast.  Breasts have been a little tender lately.  Went to my GP today who felt the lump & said it was small & smooth.  She is certain it is a cyst.  She also noticed that a lymph node under my arm is swollen & it is sore today.  I am 37 , no history of breast cancer in family .  My mum & older sister have had breast cysts.

 

i am worrying it’s cancer 

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 14:02 in response to Bigfee1

Hi bigfee

has your GP referred you to the breast clinic?

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 17:46 in response to Magpiemaggie

Hi Magpie Maggie

 

yes she has referred me & says it could take up to 4weeks .  She didn’t seem overly concerned.  She said the lump is very smooth & moves freely.  Both my breasts ache & the lymph node is sore.  She said that a cyst can cause infection & that’s why my node is swollen.

 

still very scary though & there is always that thought there.

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 19:45 in response to Bigfee1

You are in the system now so please try and calm your mind. It won't be long before your off to the breast clinic, there they will be very thorough then another short wait for results. Try and relax and enjoy your Christmas....let us know what happens? We all understand your worry and telling you not to worry won't make you stop.....take it a step at a time....xxxxx ps and don't forget the chances of it being nothing are in your favour xxxx

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 19:47 in response to Marlyn

Hi Marlyn 

Yes , the GP wasn’t overly concerned .  I am guessing if it was really serious she would of put me on an urgent referral .  My mum & sister have both had cysts removed .  No history of breast cancer in the family at all.  It’s just that sinking feeling when you feel the lump!!

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 19:52 in response to Bigfee1

I know, I was diagnosed on Monday....it was surreal. But the fact your GP wasn't overly concerned is a good sign, my GP's face fell! So I knew something fishy was up! The odds are in your favour...keep calm and carry on......and let us know? Xxxxx

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 19:56 in response to Marlyn

Ah I am so sorry to here that, I wish you a speedy recovery.  I will let you know as soon as I get my appointment & what they say.  Hopefully they will tell me there & then.

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 20:03 in response to Bigfee1

Smashing.....look forward to hearing good news from you....take care and enjoy crimbo....I certainly intend to.....xxxxx

Sore breast lump & sore swollen lymph node

21 Dec 2018 20:20 in response to Marlyn

Hope you have a lovely time to xx