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One breast suddenly bigger than before. Ive heard of IBC but have no other symptoms at all. Im waiting for a DR appointment, can it be anything else?

One breast suddenly bigger than before. Ive heard of IBC but have no other symptoms at all. Im waiting for a DR appointment, can it be anything else?

Normal?: Could be normal, or a cyst, or a solid tumor. Cancer at your age is extremely rare, but I'm glad you're getting it checked out. I hope you have an appointment within 2-3 weeks or less. ...Read more

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Are dry coughs associated with ibc?

Are dry coughs associated with ibc?

No it is not normal: No dry cough is not associated with inflammatory breast cancer, unless there is metastasis in the lungs.If there is metastasis than it can cause dry cough. ...Read more

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Could it be ibc or something else hurts!!?

Clarify: We'd love to help, but you'll need to provide more information and background for your question. ...Read more

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Im a female 19 years old and showing signs of ibc is this normal for my age?

Im a female 19 years old and showing signs of ibc is this normal for my age?

IBC: If by ibc you mean inflammatory breast cancer, you are young for getting the disease.However see your doctor if there is any doubt of a problem. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for ibc?

Overall?: Inflammatory breast cancer, correct? In the past, it's been difficult to find statistics specific to inflammatory breast cancer, which is a relatively locally advanced stage and thus more ominous. The most recent statistic i could find is 35% 5-year survival, worse than other breast cancers but far from hopeless. Many other factors also contribute to prognosis. Be brave and cherish your life. ...Read more

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What does ibc rash look like? Pictures

What does ibc rash look like? Pictures

Excellent photos by: Mayo clinic of inflammatory breast cancer rash: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=ibc+rash+pictures&form=hdrsc2#view=detail&id=2f0a82bbfda38744f8e25ab8f4a0b57e6e7fd9ad&selectedindex=12. ...Read more

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Main differences between mastitis and ibc?

Main differences between mastitis and ibc?

Similar: Mastitis is a benign, infection, usually with an abscess. Ibc is breast cancer that can look like an infection and not have a mass but is an aggressive form of breast cancer. A biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis of ibc. Often the mammogram will be normal with minor changes. ...Read more

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I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms.dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383(normal) and % iron sat 7%. mean?

Unhealthy: You cannot expect us to give you any valid interpretation of labs when you only provide a few results. Your labs that you have shared represent that you are not a very healthy human. Your medical care and the interpretation of your labs should be urgently handled in person by the professional caring for you. The one that knows all of the details and your health history. ...Read more

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My total iron is 20, my ibc 532, saturation is 4 and ferritin is 1 do I need to take iron pills?

My total iron is 20, my ibc 532, saturation is 4 and ferritin is 1 do I need to take iron pills?

Fe deficiency anemia: You definitely have iron deficiency anemia and you should be on iron. But most importantly,you have t find out the cause of your iron deficiency . Are you bleeding? You should be evaluated by the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What does a low result for unbound IBC mean? My iron, transferrin saturation and IBC are all wnl.

Nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. If you are otherwise well and have no signs of an iron problem on either end, ignore it. ...Read more