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    Petrified of BC/IBC after finding red mark

    Hi,
    The title pretty much sums it up but to go in to more detail I found a red mark on my areola that almost looks like a bug bite, Iíve noticed one or two on my other areola now too. I stupidly decided to Google my symptoms and have gone in to absolute over drive. I checked my boobs and could see some large pores on both of them too which I honestly cannot remember if they have always been there or not but Iím scared itís the Ďorange peelí symptom that a lot of people with IBC report. I have convinced myself I have breast cancer and feel totally helpless. I had my SO double check for me and he says he canít notice anything different and the red mark has been there a while which I canít decide is a good. or bad thing. I did have some dryness around my nipples which has cleared up with Vaseline. I am almost coming to the end of my monthly right now too so I donít know if that has anything to do with anything but itís not something Iíve noticed before. My anxiety has been awful lately in general due to COVID and finding a job, I havenít suffered with HA for almost 6 years now but Iím going in a downward spiral again and really need some help. I do plan on going to the drs with my concern, not only with the issues on my breast but for my HA again. Iím only 27 years old and feel my life is totally ruined right now :(

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    Re: Petrified of BC/IBC after finding red mark

    Just no, okay? It's not IBC unless you have a red area that covers at least one third of the breast. IBC is rare, sudden and a lot bigger than a bug bite. The large pores can just be a function of having larger breasts.

    Trust your SO; he doesn't have health anxiety and is saner than you. I say this from a place of love, as I used to fall down this rabbit hole all the time.
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    Re: Petrified of BC/IBC after finding red mark

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    Just no, okay? It's not IBC unless you have a red area that covers at least one third of the breast. IBC is rare, sudden and a lot bigger than a bug bite. The large pores can just be a function of having larger breasts.

    Trust your SO; he doesn't have health anxiety and is saner than you. I say this from a place of love, as I used to fall down this rabbit hole all the time.
    Thank you I think this is what I needed to hear. I havenít had HA for so long I forgot how hard it is to come back out of the rabbit hole again

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    Re: Petrified of BC/IBC after finding red mark

    Horrible, isn't it? But we all have blips occasionally. Don't beat yourself up about it, okay?

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    Doctor found lump during breast exam

    Hi all,
    I posted here a couple of weeks ago about some redness on my breast, it went and came back but in a new spot this time and pain in both breasts so I went to the drs to figure it out.
    Iíve just come home from the drs in an absolute state, she examined me and said she found a nodule lump. She wants to see me again after my period is over to check it again as she said it may be hormonal/glandular but if itís still there I will have to go to the breast clinic. I feel horrendous and keep thinking about if itís still going to be there. I have never noticed it before until today and itís just completely thrown me. She didnít mention anything about the red mark or my sore nipples. Iím only 27 and itís all I can think about, the next 2 weeks are going to kill me not knowing whatís going on. She said if it was a major concern she wouldíve referred me today but she wants to check once my current cycle is over, Iím really scared I have BC. Has anyone else had something similar? I just feel really alone.

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    Re: Doctor found lump during breast exam

    I’m sorry your having a hard time. It’s good that the Dr wasn’t concerned enough to send you straight away, and being 27 you have ge on your side. Sometimes lumps can be nothing more than cyst or you just may have lumpy breasts.
    Try to distract yourself whilst you wait with movies or going to girlfriends,or anything to keep your mind off it till then. Nigh times I listen to podcasts to keep my mind from lurking into the dreaded what if land.
    good luck,I’m sure you will be fine x

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    Re: Doctor found lump during breast exam

    Thank you so much.
    Itís been absolutely awful today, though my husband knew exactly what lump the doctor found and exactly where it was, apparently itís been there for years and heís even told me about it in the past but I guess my HA was busy thinking about something else at the time.
    Iím really hoping itís nothing Iím so tired but I canít relax at all.

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    Re: Petrified of BC/IBC after finding red mark

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    Re: Petrified of BC/IBC after finding red mark

    Hi,

    me again. Iím so scared, I have my second doctors appointment tomorrow morning :( itís to check the lump is still there after my period which Iím pretty sure it still is. I know sheíll send me for an ultrasound which I donít think Iím mentally prepared for. Iím so convinced I have BC. Iíve had really bad panic attacks today, I just want all of this to be over with, itís totally ruined my life the last few weeks.

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    Re: Petrified of BC/IBC after finding red mark

    Going through this exact same thing right now. Iím sick. My derm knew nothing about ibc. My rash is on one breast. Perfectly circular. Itís a red circle then white and then red inside that. Itís getting bigger but my boobs are huge so not quite 1/3 of my breast. I can cover most of it with a larger size bandaid and my breasts are a 38 e so that isnít much. I also have noticed more veins like purple red veins but I had those checked 6 months ago and they are on both breasts not just one. I do have red mark under the rash but I havenít stopped touching the rash so I could have done that. No swelling. Iíve had pain in both of them at points but thatís been going on for years and Iíve chalked it up to anxiety. No burning. Iím so terrified.

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