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There's something on my boob! - April 11th 2013, 09:07 PM

Around the end of January/start of February I developed a spot on the inside of my right breast, just a normal spot like you'd get on your face. But it's now turned into.. I don't know how to explain it. It's a little reddish circle of skin about 1cm in diameter and it's almost like there's dry skin over it because it kind of flakes off every few days or so.
It's been 2 months and it hasn't gone away and I'm getting concerned. After two failed attempts at emergency on-the-day appointments with the doctor, I finally managed to get one for two weeks today which is the soonest they had. But I googled this today just to see if I could find anything to ease my mind since I'm pretty worried about it. But all I'm seeing is "RED SPOTS? IBC!" (inflammatory breast cancer)
2 of my dad's sisters have had breast cancer, one fairly recently, so obviously I'm freaking out about this.

I just need some reassurance that this is probably normal before I explode with the stress.
Do you think I should just call first thing tomorrow and tell them I need an appointment because it IS an emergency? Last time I got "We're only taking EMERGENCY appointments and the doctor KNOWS that's all it is" which was almost like she was implying I'd be in some kind of trouble if the doctor didn't think my problem was important. :/ Then again, I often overreact.

Either way, any ideas on what this could be? I know you're not doctors, but ideas are good. And should I just call tomorrow to be on the safe side?

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Re: There's something on my boob! - April 11th 2013, 09:23 PM

Can be anything from irritation from clothing, ingrown hair that's gone a bit funky or a sebaceous cyst! Given your age it is unlikely to be breast cancer and even though there is a family history I am guessing that your dad's sisters are a fair bit older than you. I've had one scare similar to this with a swollen gland as well. Try not to let it worry you! You can't change what the outcome is going to be but just try and rationalise it until you get a definitive diagnosis.
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