Lump in breast while breastfeeding

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Not to long after my son was born i noticed a small lump in my breast. It doesn't hurt, it doesn't move, its not red, it hasn't changed size, and it doesn't go away. So they had me get an ultrasound and found nothing so they had me get a mam. They had me go see a surgon and he suggested that i have a tissue sample takedn, but that its too small to draw it with a needle so i'd have to have surgery.
My wife is breastfeeding and has a (sore)lump in her breast (close to the aereola)that will not go away. After pumping or breastfeeding she has a tingling/burning sensation that lasts 30-45 minutes. She has tried heat/ice massage, hot water baths, epsom salt bath, ultrasound, lecithin, etc.. and nothing is making it go away. We have tried to contact lactation dept. at the hospital, ob/gyn, and other health professionals and no one seems worried.
Yesterday, i found a lump on the right side of my right breast while breastfeeding. Its seems quite hard & immovable. There is no pain or redness however, I have a 4 mth old baby & breast feed him regularly ( every 1 to 2 hrs, depending on the demand ). I ignored it in the beginning thinking that it could be a clogged milk duct (though i din't understand how that could be possible considering the frequent feeds & the fact that the rest of my breast felt really empty).
I have a painful lump under each arm in the same place. I am breastfeeding and my daughter is 6 months old. I have no breast problmes that I know of. I did shave recently so I am hoping they are swollen lymph nodes from that. The are painful and movable. Any suggestions as to what it can be?
I found a lump on my right breast while breastfeeding my 8 months old baby. I went for a mammogram and the doctor told me to stop breastfeeding in order to do the biopsy. I breastfed all my babies and having problem giving the bottle to the baby. If I can, I never wants to give a formula to my baby. On top of that she is allergic to milk and soy . Any advice? Thanks.
Hi, A biopsy can be done while breast feeding but depends on the decision of your treating doctor, the urgency your doctor feels, and also your consent. You have to discuss this with your doctor and clear out any doubts that you might be having. A lot also depends on the type of biopsy your doctor is planning, for e.g. a FNAC or needle biopsy should be the most feasible option.
I also have heartburn often and the sensation of a lump in my throat. I had an upper GI scope done and the doctor says my esophagus is inflamed and that I have GERD. I never had any health problems before and I am not overweight. I do not smoke or drink and I have a healthy diet. I was wondering if the hormones from breastfeeding could possibly be causing my GERD symptoms? Has anyone ever heard of this happening?
i found a small lump on my left breast while i was expecting my 2. The dr brushed me off saying it is probably coz of the pregnancy. I forgot about it and now a year and a half later i find a bigger lump on same place. Went to see a Dr who refered me for a Ultra sound scan. The dr who was doing my scan when found the lump immediately told me he is not sure and needs a fine needle biopsy.
I was told it was fairly safe while pregnant and while breastfeeding if it was necessary. Your throat closing up and having a such a bad reaction is certainly one of those times it is necessary. The only thing I notice if I take Benadryl or Gravol (flu) is that it makes my DD a bit more sleepy/groggy as well.
Just want to clarify if the breast lump was present before you started breast feeding or it occurred while you are breast feeding. The lump you are palpating could be a galactocele which is common during or after lactation. In this condition, the ducts are blocked and the milk accumulates, forming a cystic structure. Try massaging the breast or use a breast pump and see if the lump disappears. You may also want to consult your doctor for evaluation. Good luck.
im nursing my 3 month old baby,and few days ago i nottice a small hard lump in one of my breast,i went to the docktor and he things its just a lump cos im breastfeeding but he also told me to get it done USG,he didnt say much about it,but im worry what if thats really cancerous?why he told me to get that exam done?I must say that that breast i pump only and i have skipped pumping few times.Please help me i need some answers...Thank you!
It can be a cloged milk duct in your breast, you sometimes get them while your pregnant as your body is getting ready to breast feed (even in early stages of pregnancy) although they are more common once you actually start breastfeeding and can be painful when your ilk comes in! Good luck and keep us posted!
Hi. The lump in your left breast you noticed while breast feeding could be a galactocele. It occurs after blockage of the duct during lactation. There are no signs of inflammation like swelling, redness, warmth. What you can do is use a breast pump and note if it disappears. You can also go to your doctor for evaluation. Take care.
hi everyone, i've had a little lump in my right breast for a while now (probably less than a year..) but it's starting to bother me and i feel very uncomfortable. the surrounding area to my right breast feels soar and pain sometimes. so i went to my drs and she felt it, sent me to take some ultra sound. dr said i probably have a BENIGN tumor in my right breast. but how do i know if it really is benign? im so scared.
I am 17 weeks pregnant and have found a lump in my breast. I am 28 years old and when I was 26 and breastfeeding my son I had the same type of lump. My doc did a mammogram and an ultrasound and decided it was a normal lactacting breast. That lump went away after my milk dried up. Now the new lump is in the same spot and feels about the same but I never had one while I was pregnant before. I am worry wart and just wanted any opnions.
or could it be because in preg again? Or could it be something else? I think my dad's mom died from breast cancer and so did my mom's dad's (my grandpa) mom. So it does run in my family but im not thinking that right now. What do you think?
It takes me a long time to locate it, and sometimes I'm unable to, at which point I begin to think I imagined it, until I locate it again a few days later (I'm sort of obsessively doing BSEs, as you can probably tell). I can't really find anything similar in the other breast or elsewhere in this breast. Again, I'm going to the doctor, and will request a mammogram/biopsy. For now, can you give me any sense of if this could be cancer, and if so, does its tiny size mean I've caught it early?
I have a sister who just got delivered her first baby and she opted to breastfeed her son but she has this lump in her breast eversince she was 15, now she's 25 and continued her desire to breastfeeding......would this not affect the child's health, what could be the other impact to her breastfeeding with a cyst on her breast. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/260725'>breast lump while breastfeeding</a>.
If the lump is painful,then could be a clogged milk duct which is very common in breastfeeding mothers.Your should massage the lump while breastfeeding or when pumping.Applying very warm compresses should help unclog the duct. However,any new lump that persists,whether painful or not, needs to be evaluated.Since you are breastfeeding,it's highly unlikely to be something alarming ,but the only way to get a proper evaluation is to have this lump investigated by your OBGYN.
Hi, ladies. I noticed a small lump in my breast last night & it actually hurts to touch it. I'm close to starting AF & had heard that you can have little lumps during that time of your cycle, which is why my doc always told me to do a breast exam after AF. I'm just curious, though, cause I've never had something like that, which hurt to touch it. Does it sound like something I should have checked out? Anyone have this happen to them? Thanks !
I'm kinda nervous about it- anyone had this happen or should I go to the doc.? There's no LUMP if I do a self breast exam but it's quite annoying. It's worse when I'm nursing him on that side and then gets better when he's not nursing on that side or if it's not itching, it will be fine when he nurses on the right side but as soon as I switch him and he nurses on that side, it starts itching. Any thoughts or has anyone had anything similiar to this?
I read your comment and I see myself about 7 years ago. I had mastitis in my left breast while breastfeeding. It healed and about a year later I had these strange pains in that same area. The arm was also affected. I kept asking my doctor and he said "it doesn't hurt to have cancer". I turned 40 that year and started having mammograms. All were normal and I got used to this strange feeling that would come and go.
Hello- I’ve been bf for a year and yesterday morning I woke up with a big lump in my right breast. My daughter has been bf last night and I pumped this morning some milk came out but this hard lump will not go away. It’s hurting me and makes me worried. Please help what should I do and if this is normal. This is the first time happened to me.
One breast has several spots or lumps in it that feel like stone. Any helpful suggestions to ease pain? I am already using cold/wet cabbage leaves which seem to somewhat help. How long will it take for my breasts to get back to pre-pregnancy form (as much as possible - hah) and be soft?
Have any of you ladies ever had a painful lump while breastfeeding? I just felt a lump on my right breast that really hurts. Usually my boobs hurt if they are full but its been hurting all the time now. Never experienced this with my son, just wondering if I should be concerned. My grandmother had breast cancer so I'm kinda freaking myself out lol even though I have heard that its normal sometimes....
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