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To Anon: Breast Cyst with Debris

By HERWriter Guide August 4, 2011 - 9:29am
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Hi Anon!

Your question was read, answered, posted and then accidentally deleted - our apologies and please repost!

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I am not the original poster as my response will show. I frequently feel lumps in my arm pits that are always right below the surface then within a day are on the surface and rupture or disappear all together... Sunday morning I located 2 cysts in my arm pit on small one and one medium sized one... well the small one is still the size of a pea and the other one is now the size of a grape. I had an ultrasound today and it showed that i have a complex cyst. I see a Nurse Practitioner not an MD and she said it's nothing just to monitor it. However, I have a cousin fighting aggressive breast cancer, i lost a grandma to ovarian and an aunt to pancreatic. Additionally I've lost 28lbs in 2 month's (22 according to my NP)....... I feel like she is writing me off as paranoid that something's wrong because of my family hx but at the same time I have a right to be...and I am questioning her saying to just monitor it as I have read in multiple places a complex cyst should be biopsied... thoughts?

April 21, 2015 - 9:17pm
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I think I'm the person who asked the question, but it was today, not 11 hours ago. I had a routine mammogram in February, which was normal. A follow up ultrasound revealed a cyst that was filled with both liquid and debris. The radiologist at Yale Breast Center deemed it benign, but recommended a follow up ultrasound in 6 months. My sister is currently being treated for 4th stage metestatic breast cancer. I'm worried. Should I be??

August 4, 2011 - 5:35pm
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