Apr 26, 2002 - 10:56 am
Hi everyone, I'm new to this site. Last January, my doctor felt a lump in my left breast(mammo 2 months before came back normal) and scheduled an ultrasound. It was found in the "1-3 o'clock" positions that I have 5 cysts---2 that are a little over 2 cm and 3 very small. Next a surgeon had the 2 larger cysts aspirated(with ultrasound guidance)and fluid extracted was clear and normal. The surgeon wants to see me again in 6 months(July) and have another ultrasound to determine if the cysts fill up with fluid again. I'm new to all this "breast-testing" and am wondering if this is normal procedure? Does having a group of cysts in one area of the breast make future testing more difficult? If I don't have any of the these cysts removed, when my GP gives me my next clinical breast exam will he send me back to the surgeon if he feels these same cysts even though he has all the reports from previous tests showing the cysts are benign? Please share your input.