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Dandelion

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Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« on: October 07, 2020, 10:58:25 PM »

I mentioned in other thread that I have abnormal uterine bleeding and am post meno.
As a result I have not been able to self-check my breasts and on the odd days I have not bled I have felt a lump.
Dr Currie wants me to see GP regarding the bleeding, however, I am possibly autistic, with the attendant communication problems, (autism assessment via video link booked for 13th October) our surgery is only doing phone consultations, yet I need a GP to check my breasts for lumps.
I know I had a mammogram last year, however I have heard women find cancerous lump (I think on here) before her next mammogram, so its worth doing self-checks.
I can't because of the bleeding.
I normally see GP face to face and hand them a note with my problems on and they are happy to read it as my mind freezes when I have to talk, and phone is worse.
How am I going to
a)Get them to check my breasts for lumps as I haven't been able to self-check?
b)Tell them of my complex bleeding problems in a ten minute phone call, bearing in mind I can only cope with the simplest of things on the phone?
Here is the bleeding thread for covenience
https://www.menopausematters.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51207.0.html
thanks
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Taz2

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 11:24:26 PM »

I'm not sure why vaginal bleeding would prevent you self-checking for lumps but our surgery is seeing patients if they have found a lump in the breast. They no longer do routine breast checking though. If you have found a lump please make an appointment. You will be seen.

Taz x   :)
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CLKD

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 06:17:40 AM »

Who is the video link with regarding possible autism?
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Dandelion

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 04:40:31 PM »

I'm not sure why vaginal bleeding would prevent you self-checking for lumps but our surgery is seeing patients if they have found a lump in the breast. They no longer do routine breast checking though. If you have found a lump please make an appointment. You will be seen.

Taz x   :)
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Dandelion

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 04:41:28 PM »

Who is the video link with regarding possible autism?
NHS attend anywhere :)
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Tinkerbell

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 08:56:24 PM »

Do you have your phone on speaker phone? I ask as my husband is autistic and he finds it easier to converse on phone on loudspeaker.
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CLKD

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 07:28:59 AM »

I would contact the National Autistic Society directly.  They may well have a local support worker in your area.  I worked for a support worker for 5 years in the 1990s.
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Paz23

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 12:43:05 PM »

What has checking your breasts got to do with vaginal bleeding?
Could you email your dr?
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Dandelion

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2021, 07:47:45 PM »

I'm not sure why vaginal bleeding would prevent you self-checking for lumps but our surgery is seeing patients if they have found a lump in the breast. They no longer do routine breast checking though. If you have found a lump please make an appointment. You will be seen.

Taz x   :)
Sorry for late reply ladies
Breasts feel different in a period, I know I am 54 but I am having a 17 day long period at the moment.
Been and got checked and no bad stuff in womb, but breasts feel different when tender or bleeding, hope that helps.
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Dandelion

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2021, 07:48:32 PM »

Who is the video link with regarding possible autism?
Hi CKLD sorry for late reply.
I had my autism assessment over video link and got diagnosed that way.
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Dandelion

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2021, 07:49:10 PM »

Do you have your phone on speaker phone? I ask as my husband is autistic and he finds it easier to converse on phone on loudspeaker.
Me too x
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Dandelion

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Re: Need GP to check breasts for lumps
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2021, 07:50:12 PM »

What has checking your breasts got to do with vaginal bleeding?
Could you email your dr?
Sorry for late reply.
I got Dr to check breasts when I went. Bleeding still going strong, on day 17 now.
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