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09-02-2015, 19:17   #61
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Hi Ladies, well I have 2 lumps, one small pea sized and 1 much bigger, both in right breast, saw the gp last Thursday and was told 6 weeks at least for apt in breast clinic, so i decided to pull out the credit card and have apt on Thursday for mammogram and possibly ultrasound at 11.30 and consultant at 3.40, so only have a couple of days to wait, but I am very nervous!
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10-02-2015, 20:47   #62
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Best of luck Karen89
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Just came across this thread, and I wish you all the very best.

Please remember though, it is not all about lumps. I noticed my nipple had retracted. Ignored it over Christmas as you do, ah it will be ok. Then it went in more.

It is one of the signs, along with "orange peel" look to the breast skin, and redness. I did not have either of those.

GP wasn't worried said I had fatty tissue.

I insisted on a mammogram and ultrasound. (My sister died last year RIP from Ovarian Cancer, and it can be connected to BC). Family history.

Like yourselves weeks of a wait for Breast Clinic. So I rang James' Private in Dublin. Got an appointment two days later. Double mammogram that had to be repeated AAAAGH. And an ultrasound. All on the same day and results too. Best thing ever.

All was well. Thank God. Consultant Radiologist said I was dead right to get the nipple change checked out, it is all lumps, lumps lumps, but there are other signs too. Now I will have mammo every year as there is an area they are keeping an eye on.

They got the last Breastcheck results to compare, and that final check came through last week. No change, all is well. For now.

€240 the lot. Best few bob I have ever spent. In out results all on the same day, within two days. I stuck it on the CC.

I hope you will all be ok.
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I went into gp at 5pm yesterday told him my symptoms him and the nurse did quick examination said he would do referral but nothing else. today less than 24 hours later the phone rings it's Beaumont hospital and they want me to come in 9am tomorrow. has anyone else ever had such a quick appointment ? I am thinking he knows I have something wrong
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Hopefully 5littleangels it's just they got a cancellation. I've no experience of dublin hospitals so all I can say is Best of luck and hopefully all will be ok.
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I went into gp at 5pm yesterday told him my symptoms him and the nurse did quick examination said he would do referral but nothing else. today less than 24 hours later the phone rings it's Beaumont hospital and they want me to come in 9am tomorrow. has anyone else ever had such a quick appointment ? I am thinking he knows I have something wrong
Hopefully it was just a cancellation and it all went ok 5littleangels.
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23-02-2015, 23:12   #67
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Hi all, just looking for some advice or opinions please.
Im 31 and found a large lump in left breast in late November. I didn't do anything about it until after Xmas as I waited for my period to come and go to see if it would go away. It didn't, so in January I went to my gp who referred me to the mater breast clinic urgently for a triple assessment and said I should be seen in two weeks. It ended up being just over three weeks wait. I went for the appointment, was called after about 45mins and examined by a doctor (not the doctor whose name was given on the appointment letter). He examined the lump and said he thought it was a cyst. He tried to drain it but it didn't work. He said I would need an ultrasound. I thought this would be done on the day as I was sent for the triple assessment but he said no, the appointment would be sent out in the post. That was in the 7th feb. The appointment came for the ultrasound for the 20th march and this morning I got another letter rescheduling for the 23rd march. Has anyone else experienced having to wait this long or not having all required tests in the same day?
I've been worried about this for 3 months altogether at this stage and now I have to wait til march. The lump is still there and I have also some pain in my arm which I feel could be caused by it.
Thanks for reading. Any opinions or experiences appreciated.
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Hi all, just looking for some advice or opinions please.
Im 31 and found a large lump in left breast in late November. I didn't do anything about it until after Xmas as I waited for my period to come and go to see if it would go away. It didn't, so in January I went to my gp who referred me to the mater breast clinic urgently for a triple assessment and said I should be seen in two weeks. It ended up being just over three weeks wait. I went for the appointment, was called after about 45mins and examined by a doctor (not the doctor whose name was given on the appointment letter). He examined the lump and said he thought it was a cyst. He tried to drain it but it didn't work. He said I would need an ultrasound. I thought this would be done on the day as I was sent for the triple assessment but he said no, the appointment would be sent out in the post. That was in the 7th feb. The appointment came for the ultrasound for the 20th march and this morning I got another letter rescheduling for the 23rd march. Has anyone else experienced having to wait this long or not having all required tests in the same day?
I've been worried about this for 3 months altogether at this stage and now I have to wait til march. The lump is still there and I have also some pain in my arm which I feel could be caused by it.
Thanks for reading. Any opinions or experiences appreciated.
I have fibrocystic breasts which can be very painful and tendor at the beginning when it started, I wouldn't even be able to move my arm with the pain. I started to take evening primrose oil (it's a high strength one which works for me) and continue taking it daily.
I had to wait myself a few weeks between seeing doctor and mammogram. He was happy that it wasn't anything which it did turn out to be nothing.
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I have fibrocystic breasts which can be very painful and tendor at the beginning when it started, I wouldn't even be able to move my arm with the pain. I started to take evening primrose oil (it's a high strength one which works for me) and continue taking it daily.
I had to wait myself a few weeks between seeing doctor and mammogram. He was happy that it wasn't anything which it did turn out to be nothing.
Thanks for your reply Marje. I read that evening primrose oil is a natural remedy so started taking it a few weeks ago. Hopefully it'll make a difference.
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Thanks for your reply Marje. I read that evening primrose oil is a natural remedy so started taking it a few weeks ago. Hopefully it'll make a difference.

When I went to see my breast specialist ,he also recommended for me to start taking evening primrose oil,also he told me.....it might take up to 3 month to feel benefits from it.

I'm using this one: http://www.sona.ie/evening-primrose-oil-1000mg.html
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im a 35 year old woman with a direct line with 2 generations with breast cancer ( my mam and my dad's mam) so i knew i would always have to get checked. finally got the ball rolling a few weeks ago and had my mammogram and ultrasound on mon. they found a mass on my right breast so had to go into hospital first thing the following morning to get a biopsy. they know what it is and know it's not dangerous but because of my family history they weren't taking any chances.

With my family history i knew id have to take out health insurance. still had to pay for consulation and the ultrasound. but everything was done so quick.

hoping to hear by earliest tommorow or by early next week. Has anyone had a biopsy done before and does it take long to heal? finding it hard to sleep the last 2 nights since ive had it done as can't sleep on my stomach like i normally do.
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Have no advice on healing after biopsy mollybird but just wanted to wish you all the best
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Hi everyone, I'm delighted I have come across this thread, it has helped me calm down a bit. I recently turned 50 and was called to a mobile breast screening unit last week for a mammogram. I wasn't worried as I knew this was just because of my age and all women over 50 are given the opportunity to attend. Anyway within the week I received a letter saying I had to attend the breast clinic in Eccles st this coming Wednesday 10th June. Now I'm scared stiff as I am convinced they wouldn't call me unless something was wrong. I haven't even told my hubby and I intend going on my own. I have a couple of questions that some of you might be able to answer for me. Firstly, my appointment is 10 am which I will not be able to make as I want to drop my 12 yr old to school at 9 so she wont know anything about me going to Dublin. As I live in the south east of the country it will take me around 1 and half hours to reach Dublin so my question is - do lots of people get the same appointment time like in some hospitals and also can anyone help with information about parking (keep in mind that i'm a culchie and not used to driving in Dublin though I have a good idea where the mater is). Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hi everyone, I'm delighted I have come across this thread, it has helped me calm down a bit. I recently turned 50 and was called to a mobile breast screening unit last week for a mammogram. I wasn't worried as I knew this was just because of my age and all women over 50 are given the opportunity to attend. Anyway within the week I received a letter saying I had to attend the breast clinic in Eccles st this coming Wednesday 10th June. Now I'm scared stiff as I am convinced they wouldn't call me unless something was wrong. I haven't even told my hubby and I intend going on my own. I have a couple of questions that some of you might be able to answer for me. Firstly, my appointment is 10 am which I will not be able to make as I want to drop my 12 yr old to school at 9 so she wont know anything about me going to Dublin. As I live in the south east of the country it will take me around 1 and half hours to reach Dublin so my question is - do lots of people get the same appointment time like in some hospitals and also can anyone help with information about parking (keep in mind that i'm a culchie and not used to driving in Dublin though I have a good idea where the mater is). Thanks in advance for any help.
When I was there everyone had their own time, but give them a ring and let them know you are coming and will be late.
It may be as simple as just having to re-take the images. There is paid parking around the area and in the Mater Hospital car park. It's always fairly busy.
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Thanks for the info Spurious, I will ring them straightaway.
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