...I had a mammogram and breast ultrasound today.
I have lumpy boobs to start with and they are very firm and dense so it's really difficult to 'feel' for unusual lumps......to tell what is 'normal' lumpiness or not.
The doctor sent me off for an ultrasound 3 years ago for this very reason, and they found what they suspected to be a fibroadenoma in my right breast. I had a biopsy done, it was confirmed to be benign and I went on my merry way.
I saw the doctor again last week about my lumpiness and she thought it would be a good idea to get tested again, this time having a mammogram as well.
So, had that done today and they found another bloody fibroadenoma, this one in the left breast. They also had a look at the original one to make sure it hadn't changed or grown at all, which it hadn't. Actually the new one is only 'probable' also, I have to have another biopsy to confirm it (groan).
Now I know it's quite boring and depressing waffling on here about breast lumps but the reason I am posting about it is because neither my doctor or I could feel these lumps. We felt other lumps, all of which turned out to be normal tissue, but not these lumps.
Even though we knew exactly where these 7mm and 9mm masses were, we both still could NOT feel them, and that's the scary thing. Yes, mine is probably benign, but it could have been more serious and I wouldn't have felt it, even though I do check my breasts.
So, don't wait until you're 50 for your free mammogram, especially if you're breasts are particularly firm (and luscious) like mine. Go and get one earlier. Just to be safe. OK? xxx