Armpit and breast pain
I hope you are all doing well. I'm a bit confused and needless to say nervous. I'll give a little history and an update.
October 2020 - I had two fibroadenomas removed from my left breast which had been watched for about 7-8 months. I experienced breast pain while they were there and after they were removed.
March 2021 - I went in for my yearly mammogram which was a few months late due to the surgery and being quite sore. Mammogram was fine and the technician was ready to send my on my way stating that there were no concerns from the radiologist, but they then realized that my breast surgeon had also ordered an ultrasound. Therefore, I now went to have US completed. Radiologist now found two areas which he wanted to be further investigated. He asked, "have you had any surgeries recently" and of course I had the fibroadenomas removed. Core Needle Biopsy scheduled.
March 29, 2021 - Core Needle Biopsy was done. I was nervous but, healing okay. A few days later I received a call from the breast surgeon's office and the pathology stated benign results. (Fat necrosis) Then on 4/14/21 I got a call stating that the radiologist added an addendum to the report and the results are discordant.
May 5, 2021 - The appointment to discuss and/or arrange for removal of the area in question. The breast surgeon looked at the area in question and stated that she believed it was fat necrosis as the pathology had stated. She offered me a few options. One, was to schedule an MRI, second, was to have an excisional biopsy, and lastly to wait three months. Well, at the moment I was just very relieved and told the assistant that I would call back in a bit and schedule the MRI.
July 20, 2021 - I began to have pain in the same breast. It was quite noticeable after first as it was sore (not to touch), but also sharp pains. Then only about 4-5 days later the pain in the same side armpit started. Neither area is sore to touch, nor do I feel anything strange in my armpit. That pain in the armpit is similar to the pain of an underwire bra harassing me though I have not worn one since I was diagnosed in 2017.
July 29, 2021 - I went for yet another mammogram which was clear. My insurance company denied the MRI until I had taken a mammogram???? I'm know waiting for the appointment to breast surgeon August 16 and hopefully an approval for the MRI.
Any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions would be much appreciate.