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Update on My Lump [Feb. 18th, 2009|06:33 pm]
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I had a mammogram and ultrasound done today! It was all digital so I got to see the images right away. I'm glad I'm not a woman and have to go through that every year! No pain just the clamping down and body positions. I guess it's different for women since they have more to work with.

This is the Shocker! I didn't know that the doctor there was going to give me results!

The good news is that there is no cancer, and there are no tumors or cysts. It is glandular tissue like women have to produce milk. The area is tender but there is nothing visible on the skin.

I have to wait until the clinic where I got the tests done sends the official results to my doctor. Then she will treat me for this condition.

So this is a blow to my masculinity which I hate! I still need to read and better understand what the options are to get this corrected. But I'm dealing with it the best I can!
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[User Picture]From: taintedangelboy
2009-02-19 05:02 am (UTC)
You probably got knocked in the nipple region and it caused it to get bruise and get sore. A friend of mine bruised his nipple so bad one time he squirted liquid out of it. Seriously, it was weird.

I am just happy that nothing is seriously wrong.
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[User Picture]From: harry4
2009-02-20 02:22 am (UTC)
The glandular tissue should not be there because I am male. This tissue has only recently formed. It is not fully understood why this happens to males. Sometimes it's due to an estrogen issue. The condition is called gynecomastia.
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[User Picture]From: taintedangelboy
2009-02-20 03:14 am (UTC)
Weird. I just read about it. They don't know what causes it either. The thing i read kind of mentioned something like my friend shooting liquid out of his nipple that time.

What I just read the swelling doesn't last for more then two years. Maybe they can do something to make the swelling go down faster.

Oh, and sorry my Dad was a butt head. Sometimes he just worries way to much about me. I saw the message he left. Urrgh!
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[User Picture]From: psycho_69
2009-02-19 07:06 am (UTC)
Yay! Please, your masulinity is the last thing to worry about when it comes to lumps. XD
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[User Picture]From: harry4
2009-02-20 02:26 am (UTC)
Your right about the discovery of the lump. That's why I went to the doctor about it.
The issue is what is wrong with me. It's called gynecomastia, which is where glandular tissue found in female breasts forms in males.
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[User Picture]From: taintedangelboy
2009-03-01 02:57 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: harry4
2009-03-02 10:06 am (UTC)
Thanks for the Birthday wishes!
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