terrified i have breast cancer - advice please

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  1. louise0501

    louise0501 Member

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    Hey i looked up symptoms of mastitis and it doesnt seem to be that. One nipple hurts after feeding and appears to have dry skin on it and is a bit crusty. Im so scared, eally think its breast cancer. Anything else it could be?
    Any advice/reassurance?

    Please reply assp
    love louise x
     
  2. Tacey

    Tacey Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to downplay, as obviously getting early diagnosis is crucial, and worth getting checked out, but to me that sounds like you've got a sore nipple perhaps from a bad latch. I've had similar a few times. If you're worried, get it looked at though. Hope it's something simple that clears up soon.
     
  3. AllyTiel

    AllyTiel Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like latch issues from bf'ing. You sound very worried so for your piece of mind please go see your doctor. That doesn't sound like breast cancer to me though. Nipples hurt off and on while you are bf'ing. You also could have Raynauds.
     
  4. meli1981

    meli1981 D, me, and our crazy 3!

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    Agree with others, i would see a lactation consultant:)
     
  5. Haydensmom92

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    agree with others! They have soothing creams you can use after...
     
  6. embeth

    embeth Mum to 4 perfect children

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    Go to doc to rest your mind but really does sound completely breastfeeding related to me xxx
     
  7. NurseSooz

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    Honestly, the chances of having something malignant when you're lactating is very small. I found a huge lump in my boob at week 4. Long story short it was an abscess. I convinced myself I had cancer and the specialist actually chuckled slightly when I said I thought I had breast cancer. His words were "it can happen but it's very rare". Sounds like latching issues or possibly thrush? Could it also be a blister?
     

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