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    Default Stressed about breast changes

    About two weeks ago I noticed a circular red rash above my left nipple. I bought a new running bra and thought maybe it was something to do with that. Busy with kids so didn't stress over it/ think much about it.

    But it's still there, I don't think it's the bra and tonight I noticed my left nipple looks a bit inverted. Just like it's changed. And I had a good feel and it feels like there is a bump there too but in a higher spot. DH can see the rash and the changed nipple but can't feel the bump. I

    So of course I got on google and i am freaking out!

    Will it be an over reaction to go and see the GP (if I can get in) tomorrow or should I wait another couple of weeks?

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    @yadot I cannot implore you enough to please please please see your GP, or any GP tomorrow.
    I don't want to scare you but my cousin passed away from a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer (inflammatory breast cancer) 2 years ago. Rash, redness, or swelling are often the first sign of this type of cancer. I'm not saying at all that this is what you have but you need to get this seen to asap. Please don't wait.
    Definitely not an over-reaction but it is better to be safe than sorry with this kind of thing. Hope it all turns out ok x

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    look - its likely to be nothing so dont scare yourself silly

    But with any changes in your breasts ... always go have it checked out. So yeah - go see your GP

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    @yadot I cannot implore you enough to please please please see your GP, or any GP tomorrow.
    I don't want to scare you but my cousin passed away from a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer (inflammatory breast cancer) 2 years ago. Rash, redness, or swelling are often the first sign of this type of cancer. I'm not saying at all that this is what you have but you need to get this seen to asap. Please don't wait.
    Definitely not an over-reaction but it is better to be safe than sorry with this kind of thing. Hope it all turns out ok x
    I'm sorry about your cousin

    IBC is what I got from google. So scared but def going to the Drs tomorrow

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    With those changes, I would call first thing in the morning.

    I recently found a lump and called my gp but there were no appointments. As soon as I said what it was for, they squeezed me in that day. So I would let them know if you can.

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    I agree with everyone.

    Hugs it is scary.

    I found a small hard lump when I was 18 or 19. I was terrified.

    In my case it was nothing sinister but always always see a dr for any breast changes.

    Eta - I ended up having an US. Then a follow up 12 months later to be safe.


 

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