Lump in breast young women

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Avatar f tn I can find all kids of comments about breast lumps for women in their reproductive years, but none for menopausal women. I have a very sore protruding breast lump at the base line of my left breast, that started out feeling very much like a fyst(sorry do not know the correct spelling) but now it has grow much larger in the last week, does not feel mobile like before and is very sore. Any thoughts?
Avatar n tn If your friend has had a lump that is unchanged for 3 years, it is unlikely to be cancer. Although breast cancer is uncommon in women in their teens and twenties, it is possible, so it is never to early to be evaluated if there is something of concern. It would not be a bad idea for your girlfriend to consider a physical that would include a clinical breast examination.
Avatar f tn Hi, Cysts are the most common reason for breast lumps in young women.Cysts are rarely malignant and may be caused by a blockage of breast glands.Fibroadenomas are solid,smooth, firm, benign lumps that are most commonly found in women in their late teens and early twenties.They are the second most common benign lumps that occur in women of any age. Usually these breast lumps tend to appear before the start of your menstrual cycle and subside when your period is over.
Avatar n tn and it is a myth! Young women do get breast cancer-- I am proof of it. I found a lump in my breast when I was only 26, which was allowed to grow and spread because of delayed diagnosis. I have no family history or other risk factors yet I have stage IV Breast cancer.
Avatar f tn I will be 22 in 3 weeks and I recently found a lump in my left breast above my nipple, I called my doctor and had an appointment 2 days later, he sent me to have an ultrasound done, it came back and he said my "lump" is 3.8 centimeters an something about " echo" and " float", and that there is no liquid inside my lump, my app was June 26, my doc said to keep eye on it and if it he's bigger to call him for another app before my 6 week breast check up.
Avatar f tn It is possible that the lump has appeared because of the hormone she has taken,but it doesn't mean that the lump in her breast is bad.Many young women have lumps that are benign in nature. I can understand how worried you are for your daughter.. I also have daughter and I worry too when it concerns her health.
Avatar f tn Dear i_am_who_i_am: Many young women have breast tissue that feels lumpy. And, you're right, it is hard to examine. The purpose of self examination is to know enough about how your breasts feel that you would notice a change. Since you have had a breast examination, this spot felt okay to the examiner. There may not be a good description of what you are feeling. If you are concerned, you could always call the doctor back and explain the situation.
Avatar n tn Fibroadenomas are benign tumors that are most common in young women. Most fibroadenomas will grow to be about 2-3 cm and about 10% will resolve on their own. There is no reason to remove fibroadenomas as long as they are sure it is a fibroadenoma and you are comfortable with this approach. It is important, though, to keep monitoring fibroadenomas.
Avatar n tn I scheduled my appointment for october 7th since I think that it should be removed as soon as possible but I have another question. my breast is hurting me a lot these days and I feel like my breast that has the lump in it is growing. both the breasts are not the same size. the one with the lump is bigger. what can that be?
Avatar n tn breasts are lumpy. Teenagers get lumps. Women of all ages get lumps. Many things other than cancer cause lumps. In teenagers, it might be a fibroadenoma, a harmless tumor. After teenage, it might be fibrocystic changes, cysts, dysplasia, etc. After menopause, a new lump has a bit more likelihood of being serious. Any new lump needs evaluation. Most turn out to be ok.
Avatar f tn My daughter was only 15 when she found a lump in her breast. I immediately took her to the doctor who did an ultra sound. Luckily it was nothing. Probably caused from too much caffeine which can cause lumpy breasts. Don't take any chances please have it checked out. I'll be praying for you!!!
Avatar m tn hi im 21 years old and i have found a lump on right breast i when in for an ultra sound and they said if was abnormal and it was sold tissue. i have no history of breast cancer in my family and I'm so young what could it be ?
1251314 tn?1269023351 There are several types of biopsies and you don't state which type you are to have but I would venture a guess that nearly everyone on the Forum has had one type or another. Just because you have a lump in your breast does NOT mean that you have cancer. There are cysts, Fibroadenomas which are both benign and occur quite often in younger women; even as young as the teen years. If we knew more about the biopsy you will be having we could give you some idea as to what it will be like.
Avatar f tn Hi, It is not unusual, particularly in young women to get a lump under the nipple which is mostly due to hormonal fluctuations.I don't think you should be worried too much since you are so young and also because pain is almost never associated with breast cancer. Usually these lumps tend to get better on their own providing that the area around the nipple doesn't look red and swollen.
Avatar m tn So after the pain stopped, it was only for a few sec each time for a total of may be 3 times in one minute and that was it but nyways so after i looked for the lump in my breast and i think it has decreased in width, although its length is still the same. What is it? i am so scared...why was it hurting like that? Is that cancer? Please help me! i am only 16 and i am so scared right now.
302467 tn?1214056034 Though, it's normal for women to have one breast larger than the other, it's NOT normal for me. I touch my breast all the time (self breast exam), I look at em, I like em a lot : ) So I know when there is something 'off' about them. My boyfriend noticed that one was larger than the other one day. He said that he thought it was strange (he knows my breast well too). I downplayed it. I didnt go to the doctor til 4 months later.
Avatar f tn If you are very concerned you might request either another Ultrasound or a Mammogram. Breast tissue in women in your age group is often quite dense so a Mammogram might not show much. Both Ultrasound and Mammogram can detect abnormalities that may be suspicious for cancer and if these areas are found then a biopsy is recommended. Breast MRI is the most sensitive and can be valuable if the breast tissue is dense. Regards ..
Avatar n tn I had it checked and was told it was fatty tissue and the breast growth was normal, I was a late bloomer. The mammo found a smaller lump in my RB and that one was the size of a pea. They wanted to keep an eye on that one. Well it's been a year and the one in my LB is the size of a small lemon (Oval) and I have another painful lump on the side close to my armpit. Not sure about the RB but yesterday I had a mammo.
Avatar n tn I have a had a large lump in my left breast since I was 8yrs old, maybe ever younger. It does not seem to grow, if so it is slow growth. I had my first child a year ago and breast fed her and still am breastfeeding every now and then, only from the same breast that has the lump. Since then my breast has obviously lost its "firmness" and I can feel the lump even better. I have been reading online about the symptoms of breast cancer and am worried that I have it..
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 23 and back in Jan I found a lump in my right breast, So I went to my doctor to have it checked, So they did an ultrasound and said it was fibroadenoma.But when I had it checked it was the size of a dine now it has changed a lot, now it is a long oval shape and some of it is the size of a qurter, I called my doctor today to see if they can ref me so I can get an mammogram. The place I went to get it checked the first time told me I can't have one because I am to young.
Avatar n tn Microcalcifications are a cause for concern ONLY when they are observed in groups or certain patterns. They occur normally in breast tissue but scattered about. when they are grouped they are merely an indication of something abnormal within the breast; not necessarily cancer ! You are correct to be consulting a Surgeon and he/she will advise you of the next step. A biopsy of some sort will no doubt be recommended to reveal the cause of the areas of concern.
Avatar n tn Hello I am 21 years old and I found a lump in my breast. I showed my doctor and she referred me to a clinic. I have an appointment tomorrow to follow up on it..this may sound like a stupid question but what's going to happen, as in what test do they usually do first? Ultrasound, mammogram, biopsy? What can I expect at this first appointment? I have no experience with this so any comments would be helpful, thank you.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn Regarding the financial concerns, discuss with your doctor's office if they are aware of services in your area for someone in this situation where a breast lump needs to be further evaluated. Another possible resource is the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund. Through the Fund, financial support is made available to community-based programs providing education and outreach to medically underserved women.
Avatar f tn Hi, The physician will probably request for a breast ultrasound and decide the next step from there. Breast lumps in young women are usually of benign character. The most common cause of breast lumps in this age group are fiboadenomas.Fibroadenomas respond to hormonal changes. Most fibroadenomas disappear in time. Some may grow and cause some dicomfort. I suggest you continue with your physician's consult and just reassure your daughter.
Avatar n tn IF this were to turn out to have malignant cells within or next to the cyst, it would most likely be breast cancer. Breast cancer is simply breast cells that have become malignant. You are very young and that makes a cancer diagnosis less likely but it is reasonable to invesitgate your cysts to make sure all is okay.
Avatar f tn Yes, a mammogram cannot visualise the breast tissue properly in young individuals due to the dense tissue. Also, a FNAC or needle aspiration is a very safe procedure, done on an OPD basis and you need not panic about it. A needle is used to take some cells from the lump for lab examination - done under local anesthesia usually - so that you do not have any pain. This will help to come to a diagnosis and from there on further management and treatment plan can be decided.
Avatar n tn Hi. Given your daughter's very young age, I seriously doubt that her breast lump is something malignant. A very common condition presenting as a painful breast lump in women her age is called "fibrocystic disease". This condition is related with the rise and fall of estrogen levels during the normal menstrual period. An increase in estrogen around the time of ovulation would cause some breast glands which are overly sensitive to the effects of estrogen to grow rapidly.
1274797 tn?1270846986 I don't think that you are too young to have breast cancer but I also don't think this sounds like anything related to breast cancer. I do think it's a good idea to see someone that specializes in breast issues. I'm sure you will have some type of Imagery; possibly an Ultrasound or even a Mammogram. This really sounds more like it's something related to your cystic condition or may be a small abscess.
Avatar n tn However, given your family history, it may be prudent to get a USG of the breasts performed (mammograms are usually difficult to interpret in women as young as you, hence these are usually recommended only after age of 40). You may get this test done after you reach Australia. All the best, and God Bless!