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#1 serendipitydoodah



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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

I saw my primary care doctor this morning because I had discovered an abnormal discharge from my left nipple this week. I've had itching in the same nipple for about 6 months now and I've also noticed some pigmentation changes in that area as well. The doctor found some blood cells in the discharge and is sending me for a mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI and then on to a surgeon for a biopsy. I was wondering if this could be scleroderma related. Has anyone been through a similar experience?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:44 PM

Can't offer any information, unfortunately, put I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope it turns out to be nothing. Not the kind of excitement you wanted, I'm sure.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:08 PM

I have to ask, by any chance do you have inverted nipples? although I haven't had any discharge other than when I was breast feeding my nipples are very often soo itchy, I thought that it was just me. I will keep you in my thoughts.


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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:45 PM

Hi Lesley,

Like Jeannie, I can't offer any more advice, but I'm thinking of you and hoping that your tests results are okay.

Keep us informed on how you're doing, won't you?
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:22 PM

I had a very similar experience a number of years ago and had all the same tests done, mine turned out to be blocked ducts which was removed surgically, everything has been fine since.

I do hope that you get all your test results quickly & that everything is okay.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:30 PM

I can't offer anything here either but am glad to see that your primary has covered all the bases. I also hope you get your test results quickly and that all is ok. Hope you keep us updated. Good luck with your tests.
Sending good wishes your way!