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Re: [IP] Diabetic Mastitis(?)



I saw an article I think in either Diabetes Self Management or Forecast a couple of
years ago on the subject.  It stated that diabetics were at risk of this and I think
earlier menopause.  Dont know how to locate the exact article though maybe someone
at those magazines could help you. Sheila

Fran Baumgartner wrote:

> I have never heard of diabetic mastitis, but wanted to share an experience I had
> to possibly give you another option or idea.  About 9 years ago, when I was 30,
> my doctor found some lumps.  She immediately ( same day ) sent me to a
> specialist.  She wanted to to go to her doctor, but in case I needed surgery she
> sent me to another specialist at the hospital in which my endo practiced out
> of.  Anyway, the next day Dr. Jolly ( arg I'll never forget him, definitely not
> an appropriate name.  ) was operating on me.  He had me convinced after four
> hours of test that I had breast cancer.  A year goes by and my doctor finds more
> lumps, this time she told me you tell me what to do with your diabetes in case
> of surgery and I want you to see my doctor.  So I did.  It turned out to be (
> excuse the spelling ) fibrosis ( something very common in woman, build up of
> tissue and causing lumps ).  It's not serious at all and is common to have one
> breast larger than the other.  Implying that it is not very typical that it is
> in both breast.  Nine years later I am doing fine.  The Dr. did suggest to
> decrease these lumps cutting back on coffee and he mentioned a few other, that I
> can't remember.  Anyway, I would definitely get a second opinion if you can.
>
> Fran B.
>
> > About a year ago, I discovered a lump in my breast. I had a mamogram and
> > ultrasound done. Both were negative. The lump is still there so my doctor
> > referred me to a surgeon. She did an ultrasound and three biopsies
> > yesterday. She said that my left breast was "fattier" than my right (which
> > is not uncommon). Anyway her diagnosis was "probably" diabetic mastitis
> > which she hopes the lab results will concur. I looked up mastitis in the
> > medical dictionary and it said inflammation of the breast. I had never heard
> > that this could be a result of diabetes. Does anyone have more info on this?
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Deb
> > dxd 7/77
> > pumping since 12/98
> >
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