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    Default I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    I'm kind of shell-shocked right now. I'm not sure what I should type.

    Today, I found a lump in my breast. It's about the size of a gumball. I don't know what to do. I don't have a regular family doctor nor a gynecologist, even though I know I should be seeing one since I am 27. I don't know if I'm supposed to go to the Emergency room to start handling it right away, or if I'm supposed to sit tight and make an appointment with a doctor or a gynecologist.

    I'm kind of keeping this to myself for now and haven't told my immediate family. I take care of my Dad, who lives with me and I need to be the strong one and keep it together.

    Sorry for the heavy duty post. After sitting for a while staring at my computer, it occurred to me that there is no better place to ask about something like this than a forum comprised of women, who likely have gone through a similar experience or know someone who has.

    If anyone has any advice, I would really appreciate it. As of now, I am currently zoning out in front of the computer with a mix of emotions.
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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    Oh hun! You really need to go get that checked out! Like ASAP. That is terrifying, but the sooner you handle it (by going to a doctor), the better the outcome will be.

    You know we're here for you! :hug:

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    You definitely need to get it checked out right away. If you don't have a regular GP, go to a medical centre or ask a friend to recommend a general practitioner. They will then give you a referral to get an ultra sound to get a better look. They could be benign cysts so don't jump to conclusions just yet. Take a step at a time. I scared myself previous when I found lumps in my breast. I went to my GP and she said that as I was breastfeeding at the time, they were probably blocked milk ducts. And they were. I felt so stupid, but as I didn't know, I thought the worst and I just had a baby. So yes, I know it's scary so you need to get this sorted right away.

    Let us know how you go.

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    I would find a doctor and set up an appointment right away. YOu need a specialist, so I'm not too sure if the Emergency Room will be the best help you want. We're here for you, but please don't procrastinate, go ASAP! :hug:

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how terrifying this is, but you have to try not to freak out and jump to conclusions, which I realize is much easier said than done. Then you need to get to a doctor asap. We are all here for you. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    Gungy, I would go to the doctor ASAP. Don't get too nervous. The same thing happened to me a few years back & I was a nervous wreck, but it turned out it was just hormones that caused the breast tissue to swell up. I will keep you in my prayers. Let us know what happens... I will be thinking of you. :hug:

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    Oh gosh! I'm sorry Gungy, that does sound scary. But I don't think you should bother going to the emergency room, I'm sure they would just refer you elsewhere anyway. I would just see what doctors your friends are seeing and then see who can see you the soonest. I agree with the other girls, you shouldn't jump to conclusions just yet. If I remember right, benign cysts can be quite common. The doctor may even tell you to wait until your next period to see if it goes away on its own since it could be due to hormones.

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    Please Don't automatically assume something negative..... This exact thing happened to me a few months ago.... I was very scared since i was a smoker and breast cancer runs in my family.........
    BUT finally made an appointment at the doctors and prognosis was....... ready for this one.....
    Due to my purse rubbing against my right boob - it produced excess tissue....making it feel like a lump..... Doctor told me to carry a different bag than usual and take some vitamin E......
    So Definitely make an appointment to get checked but try not to think the worst.....

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    I agree with everything the other girls have said. I'm really feeling for you at the moment Gungy, as I can only
    imagine how hard it must be for you right now, not knowing how to go about things or what to think, but
    try to remain calm about things, until you see a doctor, as chances are it most probably will be nothing to worry about. My thoughts are with you.:hug:

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    I am so sorry to hear that Gungy, that would be so scary. I hope everything will be okay, and I think you should definitly get in to see a doctor as soon as you can.

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    First, don't panic. Call a friend or two tomorrow and ask who their gyn is. Get several names so you have back ups. You can also go onto your health care provider's website and see who they recommend in your area. Call first thing tomorrow morning and make an appt.
    Know that is is totally normal to have cysts in your breasts, even gum ball sized. I get them often and although they hurt and I do get them checked out, they end up being nothing.
    Something a doctor said to me a long time ago, but it stuck with me... It's the ones that you don't catch, the ones that don't hurt, that can kill you. Apparently pain and discomfort is a good thing.
    So don't let it stress you out. If it is something bad, it will be taken care of. I know, better said than done, right? :hug:
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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    Gungy, I'm really sorry!! But keep your chin up and get into a doctor ASAP. I've never been through this myself, but stay strong. I'm sure you'll be ok! :hug:

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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    It sounds like you have already been given some good advice. Hopefully it is nothing to worry about.

    Just know that we are all here for you!:hug: If you ever need to talk feel free to PM me anytime!!
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    Default Re: I'm scared and don't know what to do.

    Thank you guys so much for your advice and support. While I am grateful to everyone who posted, the posts by Arianne, Tarapep and Maevy made me feel significantly better and quelled a lot of my fear. Nonetheless, I am going to go to a Doctor tomorrow. I would just like to ask: So, should one should go to a General Practitioner or a Gynecologist?

    Thank you again everyone and thank you for your prayers.
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    I would go to a gynecologist since they specialize in the female reproductive system.
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