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9/25/2017I asked a question below and thank you for your answer.. in my first ultrasound, they said it was a complex cyst.. this was the first report

Oval complex mass with cystic components is identified in the
subcutaneous tissue in the right axilla measuring 2.8 x 0.9 x 1.6 cm.
There is mild vascular flow in the mass.

Indeterminate complex mass with cystic components in the right axilla. However in view of the patient's history this likely is accessory breast tissue with lactational change. RECOMMENDATION: Especially because of the patient's high anxiety state ultrasound-guided biopsy of right axillary mass is recommended and has tentatively been scheduled for 10/24/2016. Written and verbal summary of findings and recommendations was given to the patient and her friend. A written FAX communication was sent to Carrie Weaver RIGHT BREAST ASSESSMENT: BI-RADS 4 a - Suspicious abnormality, low probability

second ultrasound done a few weeks later when I was supposed to have a biopsy
The palpable area in the right axilla most likely represents ectopic glandular tissue with pregnancy and lactational changes. Since it is quite soft to palpation, and has diminished in size in less than one month, and since the patient relates that she believes she had a similar finding with her first pregnancy, continued observation rather than biopsy is recommended. Patient was advised to have right axillary ultrasound in 6 months unless there is a worrisome change in the clinical findings. Recommendation: Six-month follow-up right axillary ultrasound BI-RADS 3 right) probably benign

I don't understand why it won't go away. I have been reading stuff online and I'm so nervous
RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
9/25/2017ok. so complex cyst-- this is a cyst that contains some solid debris. good to get the biopsy and feel assured the debris is nothing ominous.

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