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What should I do now?

My 22 year old daughter has a lump in her breast, I know this isn't normal, should I take her to the emerency room tonight?
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The ER isn't necessary.  Call her OB or primary physician on Monday and get an appointment.  One of two things will happen...they'll either "watch" the lump for a month or two with a return visit; or send her for some tests and/or refer her to a breast surgeon for further analysis of the lump.  Either way, until someone can give you more information, it's just a lump.  Probably a fibroid or an adenoma; but someone qualified to make that decision should take a look.  It's not an emergency, but it should be looked at.  Realize that if she can't get an appointment for a couple weeks will not be a major impact on the lump.  Taking action to find out is what is important.  The doctor will guide you guys in what is best for your daughter.
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Breast lumps in general
The first symptom of breast cancer for many women is a lump in their breast.  But many women have breast lumps and 9 out of 10 (90%) are benign.  That means they are not cancers.  Most benign breast lumps are

Areas of breast cell changes, causing lumpiness that is more obvious just before a period, particularly in women over 35      
Cysts – sacs of fluid in the breast tissue, which are quite common      
Fibroadenoma – a collection of fibrous glandular tissue (these are more common in younger women)
What to look out for
Changes that could be due to a breast cancer are

A lump or thickening in an area of the breast    
A change in the size or shape of a breast      
Dimpling of the skin      
A change in the shape of your nipple, particularly if it turns in, sinks into the breast, or has an irregular shape      
A blood stained discharge from the nipple      
A rash on a nipple or surrounding area      
A swelling or lump in your armpit
Like breast lumps, these signs don't necessarily mean cancer.  Inverted nipples, blood stained nipple discharge or a rash can all be due to other medical conditions.  But if any of these things happen to you, you should get it checked out.  It may be a benign condition that can easily be treated and seeing the GP will put your mind at rest.  Or at the very worst, if you have a cancer you give yourself the best chance of successful treatment by going to the doctor early on.


-its just a lump?,.is it painful?...because last 2006 i have a lump in my right breast
many times i went for check up..all result said its just a pimple in my tissue..so don't worry...bring her to physician and have ultrasound to be sure..
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