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.
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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