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Offline EmmaWill95

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Breast Problems
« on: March 12, 2019, 04:19:35 pm »
Okay so my little sister is 18 in a couple months but recently she has been having some problems with her breasts.

She woke up one morning with a greenish-yellow bruise, similar colour to that of a helaing bruise. But i saw her as she was getting in the shower the night before and there was nothing there, and i was with her all weekend (this was on a monday morning) so i know she didnt get grabbed out and about and was just too scared to say anything.

But this bruise just appeared out of nowhere. It wasnt causing her any pain so she wasnt too bothered. But as the day went on, the bruise spread all around her breast, and by the end od the day it was alot darker. And the following day it was on the other breast too. There was nothing around the breasts, that skin was all normal, so it was specifically concentrated to the breast area.

Of course we went to the doctor who was baffled, as was the a&e doctor later that night when she said she was in pain with it so i took her there. A&e took some routine blood tests which all came back normal and referred her back to gp. Gp sent her onto a specialist, and by the time she saw the specialist a month or so later, the bruising and pain wasnt as intense but it was still quite obvious.

The breast specialist said theyd never seen anything like it, and told her they were discharging her from their care, as it wasnt effecting her day to day life. But they said she can be re-referred via GP if she feels its necessary.

This was all just before xmas, and now, over 3 months on and she still has some bruising and the skin is very fragile and has begun to break in places.

I have told her to go back to her GP and ask for a second opinion, but she says she doesnt want to. She says it isnt hurting her so she doesnt see the point in going to the GP. But its not normal to have this, right?! Im not crazy for urging her to go back?? She is over 16 so ultimately its her decision, but i really wish she would find out whats going on!!

Also, just FYI, both her parents (we have the same mother but a different father) are adopted so she doesnr exactly have a genetic family history to go off either.

Has anyone else ever experienced this before? Either personally or via a family member like me?

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Re: Breast Problems
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 09:26:26 pm »
In my uneducated opinion, this seems to be very serious and she should definitely go back to doctor! Especially since the skin is started to break. :( I really hope you can convence her to seek help!
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Re: Breast Problems
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 01:59:20 am »
Thankyou! I know she is probably worried about what the doc would say, but thats just all the more reason to get it checked out. Im just glad to hear you dont think im just being over-protective- i was starting to think i was going crazy!! Thankyou for your advice

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Re: Breast Problems
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 05:22:44 am »
I agree with you. She should definitely go but try a different doctor now, a second opinion. I really doubt that it's nothing serious!!