I'm not a stranger on here,I do have few friends,so I'm hoping I cn get some support,answers,advice,really anything,I'm not getting anything at my home,but anyway,I was sitting reading my Bible when I went to get up&the book kinda pushed up against my breast&it kinda hurt,something unusual you know,well I put my hand n my bra over my breast,and there was a knot the size of a small pecan,it was hard to the touch,then the skin area on top of the knot was red,look like from heat,like a heating pad had been on it.so OK,IV told you all my need,pleas let me no if anyone has any ideas,also cn someone tell me what all to expect as I go n for MRI&so forth,help me to know the steps if you can. Thanks to all&GOD BLESS EVERYONE. Juanita
Hey,gotta knot in my breast,not a lump?
Added 23 Mar 2012:
Hi all,just coming back to update,I went to my family Dr.she is a real gud friend&very concerned tht I have no insurance coverage,so of course we started out w/a giant dose of augmentin for the antibiotic,in a shot awful!!! Then gave me numbers to call,1 to a hospital tht has grants frm the Susan G. Moment foundation,with a voucher hopefully I cn get a diagnostic mammogram done,if not she wnts me to call her back,cuz there's a hospital in Atlanta tht will do it hopefully free. She's just trying to get it dne where its closer to my home,cus of me not having any1 to help me out in my family,as far as driving there,I get panicky when I have to go anywhere I'm not fimiliar with,she said,its free even if I have to take you.its a shame to have chronic pain for yrs,well thts where it comes in at,evrrybpody is used to you hurting,complaining,griping,to the point tht when something like this happens,u cnt find anyone around anywhere to help.or at least thts how it is here.but wnted to let u no how things r going. Thanks to all thts concerned for showing ur love. GOD BLESS!
Juanita, hello. The area is going to be the MRI? Then I wil tell,you about this procedure. You lay down. They put an IV in your arm with a little tube and this is pretty easy, like a blood draw. Then they put you in the machine. Just like on TV shows. The thing is loud, they usually let you listen to music. There are times when they tell you to hold your breath but not always. If they use contrast they put it in the IV. And then put you back in for another round. They take the IV out and you are done and if no contrast you don't get the IV at all.
That is it. Nothing too exciting. Just takes time. bring someone to drive you home, just in case you feel shaky. or feel like lunch.
As far as the knot in your breast, it sounds like you might have a blocked mammary duct or an inflammation of some sort. You do need to show it to your OB-GYN or your primary care doctor asap. Breast cancer is not usually red, hot and tender but you do need to let your Dr evaluate any lumps, bumps or knots that appear in the breasts. Good luck with your MRI. They are easy, no problems. If you are claustrophobic or heavy you might want to request an "open" MRI. A regular MRI uses a tube like opening that your body goes in and it can be kind of close. If you dont like closed spaces, sometimes they can give you sedation or find you an "open" MRI that utilizes a machine with a larger opening.
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