lump in my breast

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  1. CelesteLeSonne

    CelesteLeSonne DEWmocracy

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    the past few days my left breast has been sore + today when my SO grabbed it it hurt really bad. i felt it to see what was going on + there's a big lump in my boob.
    i'm going to try to make a doctors appointment tomarrow morning.
    anyone else know what it could be, other than cancer?
    i'm worried. :wtc:
     
  2. Kirk Hinrich

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    calcium deposit?
    Benign Tumor?

    lumps don't alway mean cancer, a lot of times they are something else :hug:
     
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    i've heard of 3 things that it could be that aren't "bad", as in deadly or possibly deadly. but i don't remember what they are right now - i'm too freaked out.
    thanks.
     
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    haha sorry, im in a mood.
     
  6. lauren

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    around 80% of lumps are non cancerous.

    you wont know for sure until a biopsy, and im sure you're smart enough to know the sooner the better in these kind of things. young people heal awsomely if they arent hardheaded.

    general qualitative guidelines
    furthermore...

    dont expect a mammogram, they often arent helpful diognostically in females under 30 yo or so. they may want to do an ultrasound instead, or just skip to the biopsy or not even that. good luck. :)
     
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  8. ally

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    agreed..:ugh:

    Good luck with your doctors appointment. It can be a really scary thing to find something like that. I hope good news comes out of it...remember that family and friends are the best support group :hug:
     
  9. foreverLost

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    could just be a syst! i had 3 at one point , and theyve all gone away. i went to the gyno for them, got ultrasounds on them, and they were harmless, and eventually went away.... dont always jump for the worst conclusions!
     
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    If you were going to make a joke, you could have at least said something creative like "Well, we need pictures to better verify whether it is a cancerous lump or not." :o
     
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    Does it come and go with your cycle? The pain I mean, not the lump. I found the same thing a year ago this March. I went and had a mammogram and it turned out to be a cyst. They said that the fact that the pain varied by the "time of the month" meant it was nothing to worry about. Apparently it is very common. They said I could have it drained or just live with it. I still have it today, it hurts on occasion but then it chills out. The thought of having it drained grossed my out! LOL Hope that eases your mind a bit.
     
  12. sportsjunkie

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    i don't mean to intrude or anything, but are you on your period or are you about to get it soon?

    i know that when i'm on my period, my breast become super sensitive and tender..and sometimes breast tissue can become inflamed; but it always goes away.

    but it's good that you're going to your doctor, hope everythings turns out fine;)
     
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    :noes:

    I hope everything is okay!
     
  14. Epiphany

    Epiphany 78% of all statistics are made up on the spot

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    Could be a cyst.... a swollen lymph gland. Could have a lot to do with age... could be you are just wearing the wrong bra size. Could be time of month. Could be a lot of things. Doesn't mean its cancer related at all. Don't sweat it yet. Chances are slim for that with how young you are.

    I had problems with that when I was in high school and I'm not very big chested at all... It usually came at certain times of the month. I went in and had it checked and nothin was wrong but I still get them usually because my bra size tends to fluctuate quite a bit at certain times of the month. Nothin drastic but enough to make a difference.
     
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    i have bumps like this all over my upper body. one on my left peck(i'm a male). another on my left abdomen area, and two more on my right rib cage. they all are/were painful to the touch.

    the doctor said don't worry about it unless it gets bigger or just becomes too uncomfortable.

    i wouldn't stress too much...let us know what your doc says.
     
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    And you believe him/her?

    Have you thought about a second opinion?
     
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    Ya, I got a second opinion. They said I could get a biopsy if I would like. But that it probably would just be wasting my time.

    The first bump/lump was noticed 7 years ago.

    With that said, it still worries me from time to time....
     
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    Epiphany 78% of all statistics are made up on the spot

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    I'd suggest you take them up on their offer. You only have one life.
     
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    Do it then you know if you need to worry or not.

    CelesteLeSonne hope your ok.
     
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    damn, hope it's nothing
     
  21. Cerridwen

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    I actually agree. I have had a mole removed that didn't neccesarily need to be removed (they had to take part of it off to biopsy it so they just removed everything to begin with) and I don't regret it to this day. I'd rather undergo a couple of hours of pain and know that I'm okay than to wonder for so long about something like this.
     
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    dont worry. i had a lump under my arm pit 3 weeks ago and i also thoughtit was cancer and i got really scared. it was only a limphnote so its nothing bad. dont worry about, hope it isnt bad tho
     
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    This happened to me my sophomore year of high school. Pretty much what everyone else said: you can get an ultrasound and they'll go from here. I had two ultasounds and then we opted to remove it. From here on, you should make sure to be examining your breasts regularly so that you know what's normal/right for you. :)
     
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    thank you everyone for your support/stories/opinions. i really appreciate it. :hug:
    i had to wait forever to get my doctors apt
    he said that since it's only been there a week or so that he wants to see me again a week after two periods from now + we'll go from there. also he wasn't as concerned because it's not a small lump, it's bigger. it's on the outside of my left breast and about 1.5" x 2-3". there isn't one on the other breast, it or anything like it was not there in the past. once in a while my boobs are sore or more sensitive at some point in my cycle, but not always the same time period each cycle. this was also not just sore, it hurt badly, felt like a deep bruse or something, when it'd barely get touched it'd make me recoil from the pain. it is luckily still not that sensitive, but pretty sore if my arm grazes it or the like.
    my mom had a lump (about bebe to pea sized) in one of her breasts, prob about 4 years ago, + her gyno sent her to a breast specialist. he figured out what it was, it wasn't dangerous, + it went away in a couple months. he had told her about after types of lumps that women can get that can come + go with time, some women get them frequently, while others get them all the time.
    since i had just noticed the bump i was freaking out + don't have many females friends that are more than aquaintances, so i didn't feel comfortable asking them.
    my boobs are really small so the idea of loosing one or part of one would make kind of a big difference + i wouldn't want to get an implant afterward. not that it'd be that noticable :mamoru:
    i've seen tattos that some women get over where there breast(s) had been and i think it's beautiful. usually flowers or something to represent life.
     
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    thanks for the update :wavey:
    hope all goes well :)
     

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