Seafairy, everything you post might be absolutely correct...or not, but that isn't the issue. PLEASE when responding to anyone in our community, be KIND above all!! No one wants to seek information and be asked "...are you just stupid..."!!! That is mean and totally unnecessary.
We try very hard to encourage and reassure our members that there is no such thing as a dumb question! What is dumb is NOT asking the questions and living in ignorance!
Even when we differ greatly in recommendations, experiences and ideas, we all deserve to be treated with respect. PLEASE, Seafairy, keep that in mind,. OK?
However, we learn after many such incidences not to borrow trouble...Sadly it find you all too easy without your assistance!
At this juncture you have no real reason to be concerned...Most likely they did not get a clear enough picture to simply dismiss you and send you home. They are being very careful and that is good!
If they either did not get a good image or if they saw something which they felt warranted closer examination, it is in your best interest for them to make sure exactly what might or might not be going on.
So, a very long answer to a simple question...NO! Wait to know if there is reason for worry.
In the meantime, please know that if a lump were found, 80% are benign! Also, know that you will be in our thoughts...We'll send you tons of good wishes for a lovely non-issue result!!
Good to hear the pee issue has resolved itself and that you are resigned to the surgery.
However, my heart is going out to you concerning your DH's health issues and what the two of you are going thru at this time. Why are you two harsh with one another? Most likely because you are scared beyond gentle words!
Yes, pushing him away may be some form of self-protection, a survival technique. However, I think the bigger picture is that you both recognize the most likely outcome, that you are totally impotent to change it, and can't deal with the thought of that inevitable separation! And who in your situation would be reacting any differently?
First things first: Let yourselves off the hook!!!! Recognize that the exchanges you are having have absolutely nothing to do with your love for one another, but, instead, are directed at the invisible threat that has come uninvited, and is robbing you of all the tomorrows you had anticipated! It will take time, but if you share some of these fears with each other, bringing them out and seeing the villain face to face, hating him together, perhaps through the tears and the hugs, you can learn to be kinder to each other ...and more gentle with yourselves?!
I am sure, being human, that each of you is blaming yourselves (most wrongly, I might add!) for whatever role you think you might have played in arriving where you are today. However, the energy you are using to do so, is totally wasted!! Put it to good use in doing your collective best to make sure that whatever time is permitted to you not go by without whatever joy and love you can find hidden within each moment.
Focus on what you two have built and shared while on this journey together..First forgive yourself and then forgive each other. Sadly the end of our time here is limited from the moment we are born (Not what I would have designed, but then again the Almighty never asked my opinion!), yet none of us, knowing the inevitable outcome, ever focus on the birth of a child as a sad time. We dwell on the moment and all the joy it holds. Perhaps that is what one must do in your situation as well. And hold each other so closely and tightly that only death itself will be able to pull you apart when the time comes.
Would that I could offer more than a few words, Nancy, but please know you both are in my heart today and always.
Whoops! I just saw there was a detailed post you did initially. Sorry.
OK! First of all waiting sucks big time and i know how busy our imaginations can get given time! What we think up is usually way beyond anything that life tosses in our direction!! So, first advice: BREATHE!! Deeply and slowly in...and now slowly out...Again..In and then out. Repeat this exercise until your world begin to slow to a more manageable pace. (This is a most useful and always available exercise whenever things begin to get out of hand!! Make liberal use of it!)
Now, to put thing sin perspective: Were you a gambler and playing the Vegas odds, I promise you that those odds would definitely be in your favor! Reasons: Age, pain, recently giving birth, fast increase in size. (Now, it is not unheard of that someone as young as you are would have to deal with BC. Nor is it unheard of that pain can be associated with it as well as quick growth. HOWEVER...not the norm!)
My guess (and that's all it is!) would be you have a blocked milk duct or a cyst...Both of which are easily remedied and not a cause for concern.
Right now you are in the dark and have no basis other than fear (which is mighty, I know!) to borrow trouble. So, as much as you can put that worry on a back burner and busy yourself with every ounce of joy you can find! Focus on that sweet baby. Get together with friends who either are very interesting or will bore you into unconsciousness! Get a stack of funny books or comedy videos. Do whatever you can to not worry. (I know! Easier said than done, but give it a valiant effort. OK?)
Please let us know how you are doing and what the mammogram shows. In the meantime we will send good thoughts!
I am sorry that you are dealing with this, and also sorry that I have no experience to offer re: further information. Hopefully one of the members here will chime in later.
In the meantime, continue with your research on other sites, etc. And, most importantly of all, please ask lots of questions of your medical team as well!! Remember YOU are paying THEM...They work for you!! You need good information in order to make decisions and to help relieve the tension that comes with lack of knowledge!
So sorry to hear you are going thru this tense time...Limbo sucks!
However, I am glad to know that you are going to have further tests to determine exactly what it is you are dealing with.
Re: the needle biopsy, this is done quite commonly. It is the least invasive and relatively easiest of biopsies. There is some discomfort afterward which usually is relieved with ice for the swelling and a simple pain pill such as aspirin.
The only down-side of this approach vs an excisional biopsy is the possibility of a false negative. Sometimes, if the suspicion for cancer is high, a doctor may then wish to have a surgical biopsy to make sure. (That would have been the case with me, so I opted to go right for the more invasive procedure rather than face both.)
As far as removal of the cyst, if it is presenting pain and appears to continue growing, surgery seems like a reasonable option. However, I am a firm believer in second and third opinions if there is any doubt!
Know we will be sending you good thoughts, and p[lease keep us updated on how you are doing.