New lump, dent and anxiety
I am 28 y/o female with a 2 year old. In the winter of 2019/2020, I was sent to get a breast ultrasound as I had lumps in my left breast. After the ultrasound, I had to get a biopsy of the largest one to rule out a phyllodes tumor. Results came back benign fibroadenoma, yay! They explained that they are benign and do not increase my risk of breast cancer. I then began a cycle of 6 month checkups just to make sure things remain stable.
Since then, I've been twice more for imaging on my left breast. Once was a checkup on the same group of fibroadenomas (the largest one slightly got smaller, and a few were lactating as i was breast feeding), and the second time this summer as I found more round rubbery lumps on the opposite side of the left breast. All 6 lumps' imagining pointed to fibroadenomas in the one breast.
But because of this pattern, I make it a habit to do SBE at LEAST once a month, so I am very familiar with the look and feel of my breasts. At the beginning of Oct, while doing my monthly exam, I found a lump on my right breast for the first time. It is hard, not rubbery like the others, and not exactly round. Feels more attached, than free floating. Being that I've had experience with the line of questions the doctors would ask, I knew to wait at least two weeks to see if it changed with my cycle. Within those two weeks, I began to notice the slight indent right around the site of the lump. Not peau d'orange, but like a thumb print. And no change in the size/tenderness of the lump.
After my exam from my Gyno, I have been scheduled an ultrasound next Friday, the 28th. But I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience? Possibly a fibroadenoma that is closer to the chest wall? Or causes indents/dimpling? Normally I find imaging to be reassuring and a time for clarity but this time I am very nervous and can't get over this sense that something is not right this time.