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Prego Mrs. B

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Pregnant, waiting for results - Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:24 PM
Hi - I'm 16 weeks pregnant, 35 years old, and have just had a core needle biopsy on an enlarged lymph node in my left armpit. I noticed redness, warmth, swelling on my left breast about 2 months ago, but assumed it was just a side effect of pregnancy. Finally, went to my GP, who dx as cellulitis and prescribed antibiotics. The antibiotics had no effect. I then went to a dermatologist who told me that he did not think it was cellulitis and wasn't sure what it was, but likely just hormones due to pregnancy. At that time, I hadn't researched much on my own, but something still didn't feel quite right to just wait and see. My OBGYN suggested that I see an breast specialist right away. I saw him on Friday and he immediately ordered an ultrasound that day. I had an ultrasound which did reveal skin thickening and enlarged lymph nodes on the left side. They then did a mammogram (double shielded) which just showed the enlarged lymph, nothing else. They then decided to do a core needle biopsy on the node. So now, I'm just waiting. Based on everything I've read, even if the core biopsy comes back negative, I'm going to ask for a punch biopsy on the actual rash, since IBC seems so difficult to diagnose sometimes. Unfortunately, I've also read stories where that came back negative the first time, too! As all of you know all too well, I'm terrified. This is my first baby -though I was pregnant twice before and had miscarriages. I find it difficult to even think about the baby now, amongst all of this. I was going to go shopping today for new outfits because I'm not fitting into anything, but I thought I'd better not because it might just be a waste of money. Anyway, I'll update when I get my results, but it was really nice to just type that out here - where I know others have had similar fears. I haven't told my mother or sister what is going on because I just don't want them to worry.

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