Breast lump

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Hello all,

I may be being silly but went to my gp on Friday as have a fairly large, painful & hard lump in my right breast. 

After examination where gp also noted discharge from my nipple & area was hot he diagnosed a cyst & has given me a course of antibiotics. 

Now I appreciate I'm only 3rd day in on them but am really run down, have pain in right side of my back & arm. Lump is no smaller or softer & have also now noticed my right nipple is becoming inverted. 

Do you think I should go back to gp tomorrow with new symptoms or just let my course of antibiotics run & see how it goes? 

Many thanks in advance for any advise 

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    I would go with your gut feeling hun and get a 2nd opinion, it cannot do any harm, and will put your mind at rest.

    Let us know how you get on please!

    Hugs Astrid x

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      Hello Astrid,

      Many thanks for your reply. After a trip back to the doctors & a very more sympathetic doctor at that, she has referred me to the beast clinic in a couple of weeks. 

      The lump although smaller has sunken slightly but is still there. 

      Remaining more positive though, I think with little support available at weekends & being on my own made my original discovery made me feel twice as anxious I think. Thank you so much again though for your support x

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    Thank you so  much for letting us know how you are getting on and to be honest if the dr was that worried I think she would of had you in much sooner.

    I appreciate the feeling and know what being alone is like, my BF is away a lot on business so I to am alone for the most part and by heck my imagination runs wild to the point sometimes I have had a panic attack, so you are not alone.

    Good Luck I have a feeling all is well xx

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      Just to let you know I got the all clear thankfully from the breast clinic. 

      Never be afraid anyone to be a tad pushy with your gp & request further action. I'm glad I did if only to have my mind put at rest. 

      The service I received from the breast clinic was second to non. I was also advised that they are bringing down the age of having your first mammogram from 50 to 47 which is obviously good news. 

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