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Jan 18, 2013 10:08AM
In need of some help and advise , I had a yearly routine mamo done about a month ago which read as follows
" exam shows fibroglandular densities in both breast, there are some bengn-appearing calcifications inner lower right breast due to a previous reduction performed in 2005 as per patient ,,, then goes on to say "a nodular asymmetric density in the UPPER OUTER ASPECT of right breast new since prior sudy in 6/2011 "
I was sent for a Compression mamo the following week which read as follows
" there is a 1.3 right UPPER OUTER breast focal asymmetric density with irregular margins confirmed on the CC focal compression view but is not confirmed on the additional views as to a true mass in more than one projection although this may be a focal asymmetry in one view only it rasies the possibilty of an occult mass obscured by the scattered fibroglandular parenchymal densities therefore a biospy is strongly recommended along with referral to breast surgeon"
I then was sent for a MRI which reads "
Examination shows some patchy breast tissue in the deep 12 oclock postion of the left breast and the LOWER OUTER right breast ,,fat necrosis OUTER LOWER ASPECT RIGHT breast with patchy parenchymal tissue, benigin and yearly follow up suggested"
Here is my concern the compression mamo states the 1.3 cm focal asymmetric density was found in the UPPER OUTER right breast ,, there is nothing in the MRI report that addresses this area only the LOWER OUTER right which we already know is calcifications from the routine mamo this is from my breast reduction i had back in 2005, should i be happy the results from the MRI didnt mention this area the mamo found? Did they just not see it because of where its located (i cant even feel a lump), also i was referred to a breast surgeon that i wont see for two more weeks, I did a little research on the internet and some of the things i found that seem to go along with my findings from the CC are NOT good also just some things i have been experiencing like recent (last 8 months or so)tingling of the nipple in my right breast which i thought was from the reduction ,, Im scared to death because I have heard so many stories of women that their doctors have told ohhh its no big deal we'll watch it ,,then 2-3 years later they find out they have stage 3 4 or 5 , I have been having mamos every year since the age of 33 (im now 41)without ANY question even after my reduction not even a "blip" It was reccomened by my GP due to not knowing my history because of being adopted ,, where do i go from here and should i been worried ????