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I went to the OB several years ago about a swollen/ sore area under my arm near the breast. She told me it was a gland. It has now come back and has not gone away for over 2 months. My new OB says it has a strange feel to it. Should I worry?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2007
    Worry enough to get it checked out with a biopsy. Lots of these things turn out to be nothing but I would push for further testing. Please get back to your doctor and insist on a biopsy or whatever it would take to see what this swelling is for sure. In the long run, it will give you peace of mind. Right now, I am sure you are already worried about this. Please let us know what you find out. Take care, Sharon
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      Thanks Sharon. I do have a slip for a mamogram. I have had so many strange benige nodules found in the past year but none have hurt like this area. This one is about 2" long X .5" wide and has pain from it to the nipple. The others have turned up...

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      Thanks Sharon. I do have a slip for a mamogram. I have had so many strange benige nodules found in the past year but none have hurt like this area. This one is about 2" long X .5" wide and has pain from it to the nipple. The others have turned up on MRIs do to severe migrains I have begun to have. Three of which are 2 plus cm on my thyrode and 2 small ones on my ribs. They do not know why they are turning up but that they are. Of course it worries me but I also worry due to I am one of many effected by this economy and the health bills are already stacking up and I have two small girls to support. Thanks for the concern. I will keep you informed.

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  • Erin Timlin Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2011
    I had lymph nodes under my arm that felt like swollen glands (like bean sized) that tested positive. However, once they were palpable it was only a few months before they tested positive. I do not believe that if your swollen area went away for a few years that it would be cancerous, but it definitely would ease your mind to have an ultrasound. Good luck!
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  • Marianne R. Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2011
    Make them check it out!!! Please
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