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Indent below the right breast - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   hello. so this morning I did my normal stretch in front of the mirror and noticed an indent below my right breast. It looks like I had a bad breast augmentation done. This literally just appeared. I'm only 25 and have been searching the internet all day and it looks like it is a good sign of breast cancer...?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
can i ask u few questions?
User :  
yes
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is there any lump in the breast?
User :  
nothing at all. My breasts are dense, but I don't feel any abnormal lumps
Doctor :  
good
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is ur breast movable?
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any skin changes lookin like orange fruit?
User :  
nothing at all
User :  
and yes it's moveable
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any dischatrge from nipple?
User :  
no
Doctor :  
are u on any harmonal replacement therapy/?
User :   no I am not. I am not even on the pill.

Doctor :  
any change in the consistency of breast?
User :   No

Doctor :   any weight loss?

Doctor :  
these are all warning signs of breast cancer
User :   Yes, but from a lifestyle change. not any unexplained weight loss.

Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
most probably u are not having breats cancer
User :   what could be the cause of this indentation then?

Doctor :  
ur age/symptoms are not in favour of breats cancer
Doctor :   i cannot comment much with out examining

Doctor :   about indentation
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but will tell u the reasons for that
User :  
fair enough. but what else can cause indentation? I have an appointment with my doc on Monday but I am really really worried.
Doctor :  
do u have any inversion of nipple?
User :   no, my nipples are fine
Doctor :  
very food
Doctor :  
indentation in the breast could be the area between normal glands and ducts,
Doctor :   or between two cysts, so that it feels lower in comparison.
Doctor :   also seen in fibrocytic changes of the breast
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thsi is due to harmonal variation
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Ligaments within the breasts often produce a dip in the overlying skin, especially in breasts with a higher ratio of fat to glands.
Doctor :   The odds of having breast cancer in one's 20s are extremely low;
Doctor :   but still its better to visit ur gp on monday if required go for a mammmogram also
Doctor :  
are u there>?
User :  
yes Im there!
User :  
just listening..
User :  
I will be going on Monday. I just needed to stop worrying so mcuh. Everything I researched online about breast indentation pointed to cancer
Doctor :   its just one of the reasons

Doctor :  
along with that there should also be some majour symptoms which we have ruled out now
Doctor :  
but to be on safre side its better to see a doctor and if req get one mammogram done
User :   Good to know. I have no other symptoms at all. But it was just weird how it appeared out of nowhere. It could be a cyst you said, right?

Doctor :  
yewss
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cyst is most common at this age
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due to harmonal imbalance
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even if it is cyst nothing to worry
User :   Ok, well thanks. I am hoping it is just a cyst!

Doctor :  
welcome
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is there anything else i can help u with?
User :   No, thats good...thank you

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Doctor :   bye for now take care
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