I have a cyst under my right nipple. I have noticed changes to that areola for several years. The size changes, in other words, both nipples are no longer in sync. And there are now lighter colored patches on the right as well, towards the bottom mostly, and sometimes I see a little swelling. I am waiting for the results of a biopsy in an other region of my right breast, but I am more concerned about the changes to that nipple that has never been biopsied. Would a simple cyst cause these changes? Is it normal? The variation seems to be great. Thanks very much!
Hi - I'm not a doctor, but it would seem if you have a cyst that swells and then recedes, and it's right under your nipple, it might very well push/pull the nipple out of shape, and cause those color changes by stretching the skin.
Anyway, since you've had a biopsy elsewhere in your breast, please take the opportunity to ask about this, too, when you see (or talk to) the doctor for the results. Good luck - PJH
Hang in there - waiting for results is the worst, because you imagine all the awful things it could be... and most of the time, it's none of them! Peace - PJH
"Fibrous glob" - now there's some medical terminology for you! I'd assume that since they've identified that it's NOT cancer, they don't need to go any further. It sounds like a fibroadenoma - a non-cancerous tumor. Please read our post on fibrocystic change to find out more about this. And I'm glad you got good news! PJH
LOL... yea, funny terminology! Thanks for being so helpful I really appreciate it :))) And NO, NOT cancer! It's scary just thinking about it, so I cannot imagine what you have gone through. But I'm glad you're here to tell the tale and are here for those who are going through it... and also for being here for those of us who are just scaredy cats ;)) Take care!