I debated all day yesterday whether or not I should start doing self-breast exams again. Last time I did one, I freaked out and got an ultrasound on it (that I couldn't afford in the first place) only to find out it was just breast tissue I was worrying about. It's not like I found just one spot either. I had a few places that I got an ultrasound on. Since then, I've had multiple more lumps that I've gotten myself concerned with, but I've been able to eventually rationalize my way through it and make myself realize it's just lumpy tissue -- it took a few days of compulsive reassurance, though.
So obviously, I have issues with remaining calm and logical and determining between what's normal and what's not.
My breasts are pretty lumpy, so it's also hard for me to recall exactly what has been there all along and what hasn't.
Anyways, I went ahead and did one, and of course, I found a "lump." It took a few hours to work my way through recognizing that the lump was normal, and then I proceeded to move on to a new lump, now of which I keep checking over and over again to reassure myself that it's normal, and most of my brain knows it is, but part of me is still freaking out.
I've had my fiance check it, and he says it feels normal and like the rest of the tissue. I can feel other bits like it, but it just seems a bit firmer to me, but then again I could have a warped sense of what I'm feeling because of my HA. I also realized earlier that I'm right before my next cycle, and I know breasts get their lumpiest then. So, does anyone think it'd be okay for me to wait a few days and check it again or should I run straight to my doctor?