Breast lump in 8 year old
On December 3rd Robyn (our 8 year old daughter) told me that her right breast hurt, upon examining it, I discovered a lump under her nipple around the size of a dime maybe a little smaller. This was around 11:30 pm on a Friday night. I called the health line who told me to see a Dr with in three days.
On Monday December 6th I called our drs office to get her seen but was unable to get an appointment so I went to Emergency with her. I never saw a dr but I did see a nurse practitioner.
The nurse practitioner noted the size , which was dime size, pretty much said to watch for signs of infection, fever, redness, swelling, any discharge from it, if it grew, etc. And if any of that happened to bring her back. And to also see our own dr so a regular eye could be kept on it.
Then she said it was possible that she was starting puberty changes. That the lump could go away and then she may get another one in the other side.
shes 8..... but of course they said it was still possible. and this nurse proceedes to tell me her daughter started her period when she was 9...
Anway fast forward a bit....
The lump has gotten bigger. So I called to make an appointment to see our own dr, but the earliest one I could get was December 29th.......but her secretary told me that our doctor was on walk-ins clinic on Tuesday December 14th. So I took her to walkins then.
My dr said "I am going to treat this as if it was my 8 year old daughter"
She checked it, and noted that it had grown since I first found it. The ititial lump is larger then dime sided now, and there is more of a lump growing towards her under arm on that side, diagonally its different from the initial lump. I also cannot tell for sure if the lump is tender or the tissue around it, its not extremely pain ful but it does hurt sometimes. she then ordered some blood tests. Just the normal stuff, ESR, CBC, kidney and liver profiles. She then told me that we may have to get a biopsy done of it, and see a surgen. And she said "I'm assuming if she has to go to the Childrens hospital, this won't be a problem"
Of course I said it wouldnt be a problem, we will go where ever we need to.
So we are quite nervous about this.
Her blood test results came back on December 15th and they were normal. And she was refered to get an ultrasound done to check mass size and to see exactly what it is.
In the meantime I was told to put a warm cloth on it 3 times a day for 20 minutes each time, incase there was an infection there, but the dr said she did not think there was an infection.
Our Dr also said that she does not think that it is breast tissue developing.
So now we are playing the waiting game.....waiting to get the appointment for the ultrasound.
Really hoping we can get one before Christmas and find out what it is, so we can quit worrying about it.
Im kinda think that it might be a cyst or something along those lines, Im not really concerned about breast cancer, but I wanted to know the symptoms and stuff, just for peace of mind I guess.
Thank you all