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Found a lump, doctor said no lesions…what does this mean?

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saeseven1986
saeseven1986 Member Posts: 2
edited May 2022 in Not Diagnosed But Worried

hello, I found a lump about 2 months ago. I told my doctor and ordered for a mammogram. Got the results back and the doctor said it was a large mass, but because I’m breastfeeding it makes it hard to know if it’s of concern. So he requested for a biopsy to be done. Waited to hear a call back to get a biopsy done but then I get a call from the doctor and they told him there were no lesions and no need to have a biopsy done. Now I’m not even sure if I should press for one to be done? Can you have a lump and know it’s not cancer or benign by not having any lesions?

Thanks for any advice and knowledge!

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  • rah2464
    rah2464 Member Posts: 1,192
    edited May 2022
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    saeseven I was under the impression that it is difficult to obtain an accurate reading from a mammogram when you are breastfeeding. Do you still feel the lump ? I would recommend a consult with a breast specialist as you have been getting conflicting communications. I would also make sure that you actually see and read the radiologist assessment from your mammogram.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,089
    edited May 2022
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    Hello, seaseven, and welcome to the BCO community. We are sorry that these changes to your breast health have brought you here and glad that you decided to join us. You may want to check out this link to information about Common Imaging Questions from our main site. This may give you reassurance and some responses too. Please update us if you learn more from your medical team.

    Best whishes,

    From the Mods

  • saeseven1986
    saeseven1986 Member Posts: 2
    edited May 2022
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    I do still feel the lump, and after going back to my second appointment the doctor said they will follow up in 6 months with another scan. He said there’s nothing there but breast tissue, even though I feel this lump still. Thank you for your reply, I’m going to request for a specialist appointment, by the time the 6 month wait is over I’ll probably get in with someone by then

  • sunshine99
    sunshine99 Member Posts: 2,638
    edited May 2022
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    saeseven1986, could you request an ultrasound? That might get a clearer picture of the lump. The ultrasound techs are usually good about calling in the radiologist to take a look if there is anything questionable.

    Keep us posted.

    Carol