Jul 4, 2022 07:24AM
Hi all, first time writing in here .
I’ll try keep it short.
I just turned 32 . I breastfed for 1 year stopped 2 years ago. My grandmother had breast cancer in her 70’s . 4 weeks ago I had a one off dark brown discharge from my left breast . It happened in the shower, found it on my finger then I squeezed the breast and it was actually coming from the Montgomery spots just at the base of the nipple .
Nothing since . I was seen at the Brest clinic. They squeezed my nipple , white milk came out, dipstick was negative for blood , had an ultrasound of that area which was normal . I have a lump which I had for 12 years, biopsed twice in two different countries and confirmed fibroadenoma.
They basically said: be vigilant , if it happens a second time we’ll see you again and most likely do a total duct excision.
Does this seem a reasonable approach? I am nurse and I have had people my age with breast cancer, it’s rare but it’s at the back of my mind .
I’m in the U.K. , but going back home to Italy next week and I have booked an appointment with a breast doctor plus ultrasound just to see what they say .
Should I go back to the Brest clinic and demand the duct excision, or waiting to see if it happens again . Would it keep happening if it was cancer? I was definitely ovulating the day it happened ..but not sure what to make it out that .
Another option could be to go private here in the U.K. but I’m not sure if I can actually afford it and it would be the very last option.
Thanks for your time xx hope somebody some words of wisdom to share with me
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