I posted something a few days ago when this started, but I've since developed a few more things that I'm not sure are related or not and I really need help. So I thought I'd just start a new post.
I do have a personal history with breast cancer, diagnosed at 24, I'm 30 now. Just had my 5 year mammogram. All scans since dx have been fine. I know this sets me apart from a lot of you, but please help if you can.
This started right after my mammogram about a month ago. The day after, I started having a slight pain in my lower chest above my left breast. It only happened when I would lean forward and breathe in deeply. The last week or so it seems to have gotten a tiny bit worse and not only happens when leaning over but also when moving in certain ways too.
Two days ago, I developed a hive-like rash on the front of my left breast that looks like a heat rash that you can get in body folds. But it was on the front of my breast, not the bottom. Applied some hydrocortisone that seems to help some but then yesterday I noticed that my left nipple had a dry, scaly looking spot on it and was flaking. Of course I googled and read about Paget's disease of the breast. OMG I freaked out. I wish I'd never read about it. The fact that I've actually had br.ca. makes it so much worse.
I had my (hopefully LAST) yearly follow up with my oncologist today and showed it to him. He didn't even blink and said it was nothing. He said it looked like nothing ominous and that'd he seen Paget's and this didn't resemble that at all. He also said the pain in my chest could be a soft tissue "injury" from the mammogram and that it can take a couple months to get better. Like I said, it's been a month already. But he also said if it doesn't get better in a month we can re-evaluate then (based on my history). That freaked me out. Does this mean this could be something horrible if it doesn't get better in a month??
THE THING IS... like an idiot, I totally forgot to tell him that I think it's actually gotten a bit worse since it's been there, not better. And the fact that he said we may re-evaluate in a month if it's not better is really scaring me since it hasn't shown any signs of getting better, only worse (it's still very mild pain though, like a 1 on 1-10 scale). I'm afraid that maybe this would have changed his decision to wait and now I don't know what to do.
AAANNDD, now I have a tiny white dot under the skin of my nipple in an entirely DIFFERENT area (but same breast). It was probably there when he examined me but I'm not sure. I'm sure it hasn't always been there, and it's not raised - it's really under the skin.
This is throwing me into a tizzy!! Someone please tell me - am I'm stringing a bunch of unrelated things together?? Should I get a second opinion? Dreadful, terrible things keep running through my mind. I need help!