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Posted on: May 17, 2017 07:31PM - edited May 17, 2017 07:37PM by CountrygirlLeanne

CountrygirlLeanne wrote:

Hello Everyone. I posted in another thread but didn't get any takers. I had a breast MRI scheduled for last week but the center rescheduled as they wanted it 6-15 days after my menstural so next Friday. The problem is I have been having pain in my breast, a little swelling then a pimple (single) one that showed up out of nowhere and has been on my breast for a week now, and then bam!! overnight, stretch mark looking things around my nipple but on the breast skin on both breast! I am worried sick. Does anyone know what they can be and if my symptoms sound like IBC. Mammo and US normal but I heterogenously dense breast. Please help!

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May 17, 2017 07:37PM Bravenurse13 wrote:

CountrygirlLeanne,

Please get medical assistance.

I don't believe you would have IBS in both breasts, but ya know I cannot guarantee it.

Be aggressive to get help.

Please keep us posted. 

It's Never Easy! Dx 9/25/2016, IDC/IBC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/30/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 11/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 4/12/2017 3DCRT: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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May 17, 2017 09:07PM CountrygirlLeanne wrote:

I have a breast MRI next Friday. I am worried sick!

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May 17, 2017 09:41PM Lula73 wrote:

I'm not a doctor and agree with earlier advice to seek medical advice. But just thinking out loud here...6-15 days before your menstrual cycle. Lets think about what happens as we approach that time of the month when it comes to breasts and skin: breasts swell slightly and get tender, skin tends to break out. This can explain both things: pimple is from the hormonal break outs (not to mention the temps rising across the country potentially causing a little perspiration) and the slight swelling caused the tissue to stretch a little and show those stretch marks (they've most likely been there the whole time but only become really noticeable when the breasts swell slightly). Keep in mind you're probably being super vigilant on everything having to do with your breasts right now and likely noticing things you never paid attention to before. I wish you luck on your MRI. In the meantime, deep breaths and focus on the other things that are going on in your life. Worrying doesn't change the outcome of that scan or make it happen any quicker.

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/4/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 17, 2017 11:26PM CountrygirlLeanne wrote:

You're absolutely right. Worrying about it wont change anything. I'll have to wait and find out next Friday. Thank you ladies for your replies.

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May 18, 2017 06:35PM - edited May 18, 2017 06:49PM by Kicks

If you had read at the top of the "IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) Forum you would have seen it says " For those "Just Diagnosed, In Treatment or Finished Treatment for IBC". You don't fit any of those.

No one can tell you what your possible issues might be - only a Dr can.

Dx 8/7/2009, IBC, Stage IIIC, 19/19 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/25/2009 AC Surgery 10/21/2009 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/11/2009 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/4/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 19, 2017 04:17AM Traveltext wrote:

Agree with Kicks, I'd almost guarantee you don't have IBC. Keep us posted though.


Have breast & prostate cancer. NED both. More on Male BC

Dx 06/14, IBC, L. 2cm, S IIIB, G 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- FEC x3, Taxol x3

Mx & 2/23 nodes 07/14

Rads x 33 09/14 and now on Tamox

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