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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2010
  • 08:33 AM

Since October 2009, I have had a problem with my right breast. It started out as being severly inflammed and swollen. I went to the doctor and a culture was done for MRSA. The culture was negative but the doctor still put me on antibiotics. By December of 2009, I had been on 2 creams and 3 antibioitics, one for the plauge, and had numerous blood workups done (all negative for infection). None of them worked. I was seen by a midwife in my ob/gyns office and was sent immediately for a mammogram for suspision of inflammatory breast cancer. The mammogram showed nothing. I was then sent to a breast cancer clinic and had another mammogram and ultrasound done. There they discovered enlarged lymph nodes under the arm and into the breast tissue. I was sent to a breast cancer surgeon for a biopsy, who instead of doing that informed me I had non-contagious MRSA and did another culture (which was negative). I then had yet another mammogram. I was then seen by a general surgeon who told me I was "well endowed" and to go on an all red meat diet. He did, however, do a needle aspiration (not on the side of the inflammtion) which came back negative for infection. He then sent me for a MRI which showed the enlarged lymph nodes under the arm and into the breast. I was sent to another breast cancer surgeon for a biopsy. She sent me to a dermatologist instead. The dermatologist told me I had "asthma induced infatigo of the breast tissue". I was then sent to a well known, highly rated hospital to the infectious and inflammation department. There I was given a simple chest x-ray and told to come back home and when inflammed see my family doctor for more blood work. If the bloodwork showed negative for infection/inflammation I was to call for a wedge biopsy. A week later, I had the results which were negative for infection or inflammation. I called the hospital back and was told to "give it six months". This has been going on since October of 2009 and it's now August of 2010. No one has done a biopsy. Everyone has checked for inflammation and infection. Where do I go?? What do I do?? My symptoms aren't getting better. The lymph nodes are still swollen. The breast still gets inflammed and painful. I'm at the end of my rope. Can anyone help???

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