I recently discovered a weird area of thickening in my right breast that feels totally different from my left. I had a fibroadenoma in my left breast 5 years ago. I'm 45. I don't do regular self exams but am pretty familiar with my breasts and my body in general so I know that what I am feeling is not right for me.
Quick recap: I had a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound done before Christmas, both were negative. The radiologist referred me to a breast specialist if I was still feeling concerned, which I was. I then noticed a divot/dimple in my areola right above my nipple. The breast specialist agreed that I have some more density in the right breast. I asked her if one breast could suddenly become more dense and she didn't really have an answer. She ordered bloodwork, thyroid levels and prolactin, which I just had done on Monday so I am waiting for those results. She also ordered an MRI which I scheduled for 1/27. I had to wait because it needs to be done 7-11 days after the first day of my period. I absolutely hate waiting like this and am driving myself insane. I know that no one on here can diagnose me but it's the only place where I feel I can vent.
Anyone else have nipple dimpling with a negative mammo and ultrasound? I'm worried about ILC, specifically because it seems that my symptoms match closely with that kind of breast cancer.
Thank you for letting me ramble.