Jump to content

Lump in breast


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 asdf89

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

On Tuesday night I noticed a lump in my left breast.
Was in the shower, soaping up and felt it as soon as I rubbed my hand across my breast (i.e. wasn't feeling for it/not applying much pressure). As I soap up my chest every day in the shower, I figure it must be a pretty recent thing or I would have felt it before.

It's small, hard and mobile (so if I push on it I can move it side to side etc.... not that it's moving around) and on the side, almost armpit but still in the bra area (if that makes sense). It's not sore or tender to touch.

I have a large hive, presumably from an insect bite, on the left side of my stomach, so thought it could be a lymph node reacting to that or a fibroid (My sister had these in her breast, but I did think they were more common in bigger busted women - she's a DD and I'm a B). So I thought I will wait a couple of days and see if it goes down, in case it's related to the hive/just general changes due to my cycle.

Last night I took a Phenergan to try and get rid of the hive (had been putting anti-itch cream on it but no change) to see if the lump would go once the hive did. But no change in the hive or lump this morning.

However this morning, the lower lefthand side of that breast (i.e. the side closest to my arm, same side the lump is on) is sore and tender to touch, so wearing an underwire bra is uncomfortable. Also raising my left arm/stretching causes discomfort too.

I've made a doctor's appointment for next Tuesday... but was just wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this before?



#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

I would be seeing a doctor before next Tuesday. If the breast has become tender there is a good chance you have an infection in the breast. And yes, you can get mastitis when you're not BF, I learned that one the hard way! obviously it also needs the other follow up which I'm sure is what you've booked the doctor for, but I would try and get in sooner if you can.

#3 Z-girls rock

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

yes. I have

similar thing. quite a large lump felt it without trying (like you).

I got it checked out. My Dr sent me to the breast clinic.
they found out it was just a cyst and drained it and it was gone.
(but I was FREAKED out! in the weeks between finding it and finding out it was nothing serious)

good luck OP! get it seen to quickly. hopfully it is just a cyst or something. Fingers crossed for you!

#4 HeartMyBoys

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

I had a similar thing about 7 years ago. Had to have a biopsy, and it turned out to be a Fiberadenoma. Which is fibrous tissue. I ended up having surgery to have it removed.


#5 *melrose*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Please go see your gp as soon as you can, this could be nothing but it could also be something, don't take any chances.

Good luck OP

#6 Yomumma

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Another who thinks it sounds like a fibroadenoma. Especially since it is moveable. I had one and the woman who did the ultrasound said cancerous breast lumps are typically not moveable. Best see your Gp and ask for an ultrasound.

#7 Super Cat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

Something to consider, breast tissue is very tender. The soreness may be because you've been constantly prodding the area since you've found the lump. I've had a couple of breast lumps (just cysts) and there was no soreness until after I noticed them and started prodding them. If I left them alone for a few days the soreness would dissapear.

Still, you need to get in to see a GP as soon as possible. Best wishes.

#8 soontobegran

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

If it becomes more painful then you should see someone before Thursday as it may be an infection which needs treatment.
There is a far greater chance of this being nothing to worry about than being something sinister but it certainly needs attention asap.

#9 Therese

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

I would try and see if you can see your GP this week just in case it is an infection.

Good luck.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won?t shut up.

IVF leaves woman pregnant with another couple's twins

An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

What you need for the 'fourth trimester'

In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

Choosing to be a solo parent

Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Mum's heartbreak as son dies in road accident

Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

Don?t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.