Hyper awareness/anxiety or IBC
In 2015, I found myself here as I was experiencing some skin changes with my breast and upon googling (the worst, I know), found out ibc existed. I didn’t have it, thank God, but it took 3 diff breast doctors to tell me that. My mind created all sorts of problems.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago and my right breast (which is the same one I was worried about last time, and has always been significantly larger) started feeling heavy. It was during my period so I didn’t think much of it, but it lingered - and is still lingering. Whenever you google a problem with one breast, every article is about cancer. I didn’t learn not to Google, I guess. I went to a breast surgeon - a really good one, this week and she said I don’t have IBC (she was confident) but I’m still worried. Beyond the heaviness, I am getting some pimples but they’re going away. There are minor skin changes but not orange peel type changes. The doctor still wants me to get a mammogram and ultrasound but the earliest they can get me in is April.
I’m in my late 30s and never had a child if that matters.
Should I be worried? Has anyone ever had heaviness on one breast and it wasn’t cancer? Again, the right breast is significantly larger and has always been that way. It’s not red, doesn’t seem bigger than it normally is.
I appreciate any advice. Thank you so much