What are the chances this isnt IBC?
Hi everyone - I posted in another area on here (before I saw there was a specific IBC thread), so I hope it's okay to post in two different places.
Anyway, here's my story: Several weeks ago I noticed my bras were getting tighter just around the left breast. Two weeks ago I finally looked in the mirror and saw that the breast was larger than normal and there was this weird dimply area (looks kind of like the hair follicles are enlarged). Last Thurs. I felt a lump. It's very tiny though.
I don't have health insurance but didn't want to mess around with this, so I found a breast care center near me and saw a dr. on Fri. She said the area with the dimpling concerned her and I needed to have a mammo and ultrasound asap. Since I have no insurance I have to go somewhere else for the tests and they can't get me in until Mon 2/27. I'm going crazy waiting. I made the mistake of looking online and had a major meltdown last night. I'm terrified that this is IBC. But I've also read that these same symptoms can be signs of an infection. I'm hoping it's just stress, but I've been having some pains in my arm and my chest. Nothing terrible, but def new. I'm trying to stay positive but I'm just so scared. FYI I'm 30 years old.