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Anonymous asked in HealthWomen's Health · 2 months ago

Brest lump? ?

I have found this lump on the top of my left breast. It feels sore when I press down on it. I’m supposed to get my period in 5 days but I don’t know if that’s the cause. I am 18 and it’s scaring me that it’s only one of them.

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    Don't panic, there are lots of different causes of breast lumps, and it's possible that hormones can have an effect, since breast changes can be brought about as a physical symptom of PMS.

    Some other different causes include:-

    - an infection, such as mastitis

    - adenoma (a benign tumor caused by gland like structures)

    - fibroadenoma (a benign tumor caused by glandular and connective tissue)

    - a cyst (a fluid filled sac in the breast which feels rubbery in texture)

    - fat necrosis (a lump of dead breast tissue, which can be caused by some kind of trauma such as breast surgery or radiation)

    - lipoma (a benign tumor made of fat tissue)

    - abscess (a build up of pus, usually caused by an infection)

    - breast cancer

    - Intraductal papillomas (wart-like growths that develop in breast ducts)

    I would very strongly recommend that you see your GP doctor as soon as you can. They can help you, or they may refer you to a specialist to have a mammogram or ultrasound scan done. While in many cases it's not a big problem, breast lumps can be caused by something which is serious, which is why ALL breast lumps MUST be checked out.

    Hope this helps.

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