About 2 weeks ago, I noticed a pain in my left breast (I'd say half way between my armpit and areola). Naturally, I decided to feel around and found a painful lump. It's not hard and it moves a little bit. I have always had lumpy breasts, but this really concerned me because it's just that specific lump that hurts. It hurts more when I put pressure on it with my fingers. My breasts usually get tender and sore before my period, but that didn't happen. It's just that area that hurts. I brushed it off at first, but of course I decided to google my symptoms, and everything went downhill from there (I was also starting to get over a lung cancer scare). I know that breast cancer is usually hard and jagged, but I've read that that's not always the case., which doesn't help me one bit.
I decided to go to the ER, and had a quick breast exam done on the area. He said that everything felt normal and what I felt is probably a cyst, so he sent me to get a breast ultrasound done. The technician went over the area several times and couldn't seem to find anything. This should have been good news for me, but I kept thinking that the lump is obviously there, but why isn't it showing up on the ultrasound? I also remember seeing him find a semi-dark oval shaped area and took a picture of it, but didn't say anything about it. I started to have a panic attack right there on the table because I have read SO many stories about people that have lumps that don't show up on ultrasounds and mammograms, and the doctors tell them they're okay, and a couple of months or years later, it turns out that they have breast cancer. I keep thinking, "what if that happens to me?".
So then I talk to the doctor after he reviewed my ultrasound images, and he says everything appears to be normal, and he said what I have is most likely Fibrocystic Breast Disease. But I just cannot accept it! I just keep having this gut feeling that something is wrong. That something was missed. He told me that if the pain/lump doesn't go away in a few days, to seek further assistance. I just got over my period a few days ago and it's still there. I also noticed these flat, round red marks on the same breast the would appear and disappear within a day or so. They didn't itch or anything, but I of course related it to breast cancer (more specifically inflammatory breast cancer). I am literally driving myself mad, and it's ruining my life. I cannot get out of bed, I have no appetite, and no will to do anything. I am so terrified and I am having multiple panic attacks a day.
Should I get a second opinion? Should I get a biopsy done? I feel like even if I get a biopsy done, that I won't feel satisfied (because I read that even biopsies aren't 100% accurate). I seriously do not know what to do anymore. I feel lost, hopeless, desperate and doomed. All my friends and family are starting to lose their patience with me. I am only 27 years old, and I just want my life back! Someone please help me