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IBC Symptoms

Keebs Member Posts: 5

Hi everyone

I'm not quite sure why I'm here, but I'm here because I do have concerns.

I had a red pimple like thing on my breast and so I took a photo of it and that's when I noticed what couldn't be seen by the naked eye and on both breasts ...they look like indentions.

P.S. The pimple like thing is fading away now and shrunk. I'm getting another one near it.

In any case, those indentions can not be seen by the naked eye and only when I took a photo. They are not all over my breasts, but in one small area and on both breasts. Update: I lifted both breasts up from the bottom and then the indentions can be seen. Also, if I squeeze my breast tissue together and on both breasts.

I do have dense breast tissue and also fibrocystic breasts.

I'm not noticing that one breast is bigger than the other, no discharge in the nipples, no inverted nipples, no rash, no feeling of heaviness in either breast, no swelling, etc

Are indentions something that can be common?

I'm not even sure how long I have had those indentions. But, I also have stretch marks too and those have been around for many years.

The breasts feel smooth ...I do have acne in between my boobs and some clogged pores on my breasts too.

The indentations...some have hair growing out of them and I was diagnosed with folliculitis in my past...pubic area. (Outside of vagina.)

I'm not sure what to look for when it comes to IBC systems or if how anyone's journey with IBC started?

Please inform.

I'm wondering if this is the start of something or if I am being too much of a worry wart

Either way, I will look into this



    You already have answers/suggestions in your other thread:

  • Keebs
    Keebs Member Posts: 5

    Yes, thank you Bessie. I decided to post here since this was IBC specifically? Sorry, I'm new here. But, for anyone who has had IBC, I was wondering what prompted them to see a specialist as far as symptoms?

    Theres so much I need to learn and so many helpful people here...just thanks so much for the support.

  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605

    This part of the forum is for people who have already been diagnosed with IBC. If you aren't sure if you should post somewhere, check the description at the top of the forum. Your other post is in the correct place! If people with IBC want to respond, they will do it over there. :)

  • minustwo
    minustwo Member Posts: 13,189

    Keebs - If I remember, you said you are 40?

    Just random thoughts - breasts are never the same size; acne has nothing to do with breast cancer; hair is not uncommon. Most important - stop reading dr. google since there's lot of misinformation. IBC is rare, but if you don't see your OB/Gyn regularly, you should make an appointment. That's where to start.

  • sbelizabeth
    sbelizabeth Member Posts: 956

    Keebs, posting the same question in two different threads is confusing for both you and those who would respond. The individuals who have experience in IBC can read your original post in "Not Diagnosed But Worried," and can comment there if they want to. Your question is best asked in that forum, where you can keep any responses you receive all in one thread. Best of luck!