Dec 05, 2012 - 12:20 pm
I am new to this and am hoping to get some input. I had a lumpectomy performed on my left breast 5 days ago. I can't tell you the size of the tumor but it wasn't very big at all. I have very small breasts to begin with, my size is "Almost A". To keep from making it too noticeable my surgeon made the incision around my areola on the inside of my nipple. The actual tumor was maybe 2 to 3 inches above that. I bruise fairly easy so right now it is discolored and looks much worse than it feels. However, the area from which the tumor was removed is pretty hard almost like a knot and even with a sports bra is uncomfortable when I lay down. Because I have such small breasts, when I look in the mirror you, can see the "knot" that is there now. My follow up appointment is in another week. I guess I was just wondering if this was common and if it will go away or if someone has had something similar that stayed that way. My left side already sticks out some in the front due to my scoliosis and that just makes it stick out more. Don't get me wrong I would rather have my breast stay this way and know that it had been removed but my breasts have always been my greatest insecurity. Please let me know if anyone can relate.