Suspected intraductal papilloma
Hi there, I’m in the process of getting answers but curious what others have experienced. I am 41, likely perimenopausal.
Over a month again I first had spontaneous clear discharge from one breast. That happened a few times. One month ago I woke up and had a circle of clear discharge on my shirt. Over the next few days it turned to yellow, then bloody. The following week it was rust colored. The rust colored was not spontaneous but it didn’t take much pressure for the discharge to come out. It seems it has now lessened and if I gently squeeze it is more or less blood. I try not to squeeze often so that I’m not creating trauma to the area.
I saw my gyn, had diagnostic mammo and U/S. The mammo didn’t show anything other than dense tissue and some micro calcifications. The US found a small hypoechoic round intraductal mass within a cyst. The duct is dilated.
I was scheduled for a biopsy two days ago but they cancelled it and said the first radiologist should not have scheduled it due to the location inside the nipple. They were very apologetic. The new radiologist and my gyn both connected with the surgeon to get on the same page. I have a consult with the surgeon Monday for excision surgery, at which time they might biopsy while I’m still under to see if they should take more tissue.
My questions are:
- Is the discharge lessening a positive thing? What would make it spontaneously start and turn yellow then bloody then slow down over a month?
- My breast is feeling heavier and tighter. Maybe this is in my head, not sure. Related?
- I have read every retrospective study possible on intraductal papillomas. It sounds like I have a textbook case. Is there anything else at this point that could indicate the result going one way or the other?
- Is there any chance the recent development of metal tasting very strong and sore teeth being related? Just throwing this question in there because these two things are very noticeable and started with the other issues.
Thank you for your thoughts