Three weeks ago I was having pain under my right arm and in my right breast. I saw my doctor, had ultrasound, was called back next day for same day mammogram. Confirmed I had a hard mass the size of a large shooting alley in my right breast. Blood tests showed high platelets and anemia. I have been feeling dragged out and my nipples have changed shape from round (dark area around nipple - don't know how to spell areola?) to oval. I was sent for a bone scan withing 5 days. I am awaiting results. I have been in a severe car accident over 13 years ago and have had 5 neck surgeries and live day to day with pain. I have a high pain threshold. The fact that my breast and under my arm rose above my daily pain levels is troubling to me. Also, having done a little research into the bone scan. I was sent for a breast scan but was called back for a total body scan. I experience a lot of pain in every area of my body where I had either broken bones (4 toes, 2 ankles, knee) and where I had my neck surgeries but also experience pain on my right breast, under my right arm and in my right lateral area of my back directly aligning with my breast. I have not been able to find anyone else who said that the bone scan hurt them. I realize I have arthritis where my injuries occurred. Is this normal for a bone scan to hurt? How long should the average wait time be for me to get results and be referred for surgery? I have already been waiting 2 1/2 weeks to hear from the surgeon regarding the lump removal/biopsy.