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Breast Reduction

I had a breast reduction done 10 years ago. I have many scars as a result. I also have fibrocystic breasts. I usually have my doc or obgyn do my breast exams because I find them difficult to do myself because of the nature of my breasts. What I am wondering is has anyone here ever had a breast reduction and find it difficult to distinguish between whats a problem lump and what is scar tissue. I have a lot of cysts some that move some that dont. I had a mammogram about 9 years ago that showed a lot of cysts. I do have a couple lumps that continue to worry me that the doctor has told me were notthing to worry about. One in particular feels like a lump deep in the breast almost to the chest wall. You can only feel it when you rub it with the flat of your fingers in an up and down motion. It kinda feels linear. Anyways it does not seem to move. Its firm but when pushed hard on it still seems firm but somewhat soft if that makes any sense to you. This may be normal tissue or something else Im not sure. Does anyone know if scar tissue in the breast is always moveable. This lump Im talking about is just to the upper right of my nipple (my right), just outside of the nipple on my left breast. My doctor told me it was fibrous tissue because there is a cyst right beside it but I didnt think fibrous tissue can feel hard and non moveable.
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739091 tn?1300666027
You mention having a mammogram about nine years ago. Please tell me you've had them yearly since then. :)

A dear friend of mine had breast reduction and also had very dense breasts. She had cysts everywhere and the only way to keep a good eye on eveything was with exams and mammograms with ultrasounds. She found she had DCIS and had double mastectomy with reconstruction to remove as much risk of cancer as she could.

Best wishes while you sort this all out.
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25201 tn?1255580836
I also did not think of your post as something that would offend any of us here .... I was just suggesting places where you might be more likely to find some answers. If we can't come up with answers we try to guide you to a more appropriate place. I'm going to send you a private message with another suggestion.   Sorry you thought you did something wrong ...
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962875 tn?1314210036
You didn't do anything wrong or upset anyone.

I was just letting you know what makes things easier for us, and for visitors to the forum, for future reference.

Regards,
bluebutterfly
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wow i didnt think i was going to offend anyone sorry. i am just a little concerned and looking for someone who may have experienced the same thing before. i may be a little anxious about this topic but i im a little unsure as to why it would upset anyone.
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962875 tn?1314210036
Hi,

We prefer that people keep their related posts in one thread, so that: 1) all of their information will be available in one place, which helps us to provide better answers; 2) we will be able to see the answers that have already been given, so we do not to duplicate our efforts; and 3) so that readers interested in a particular thread will know when additional developments have been  discussed.

Please add any additional questions or comments to your original thread. Thanks!


http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/fibrous-breast-tissue/show/1423331
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25201 tn?1255580836
I believe you have posted this, or a similar, question here before .... perhaps you should post on the "Women's Health" Community. May I add that your Dr.s are your BEST source of information regarding breast exams, etc. If you don't have confidence in your Physicians then get another opinion from a different DR. I agree 100% with your statement in your Profile : that you worry too much about your health.  Kindest regards ....
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