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Sep 5, 2015 01:50PM
Sep 5, 2015 01:51PM
I second the dermatologist suggestion.
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Aug 26, 2015 08:25AM 071655 wrote:
Had my appt with surgeon. He said nothing shows up suspicious. Bi-Rad 2. He saw no skin thickening, or a mass or calcification. My breast aren't near as dense anymore. He went thru each mammogram and ultrasound film with hubby and I and explained everything. I asked what he thought about the red breast and the swelling and he said he didn't know, but it appeared to be just on the surface, maybe a minor inflammation. He said he can see red tiny spider veins all in the red area, but that isn't a sign of IBC. He said the skin would look like an orange peel and there would be puckering and skin would be thick. My breast have been this way for 5 or 6 weeks. Sometimes the red fades to a very light pink and then darkens.
He said he has no idea why the breast is red and swollen. I asked him what he would do if I were his mama, wife or daughter. And he said nothing at this point, he said he could do a skin biopsy, but he is positive it would come back negative. So...Come back in three months if still there.
Don't get me wrong he was very very nice and took lots of time with me. And I was very relieved he didn't see any signs of cancer, but still wondering what the heck is going on.
My husband asked me if I wanted to go to get another opinion. He thought maybe there I could get a biopsy or at leastan MRI. I told him if there is nothing there to biopsy why bother. So at this point, I don't see any sense in wasting ours or another doctors time. Maybe the red veins are there because I have rubbed the area when it itches, which it did a lot yesterday.
So we will just keep our eye on it for now.
Thanks and prayers going out to all of you!
LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes