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breast lump while breastfeeding
I recently discovered a lump in my left breast about 3 wks ago. It isn't very sore and is movable. I had a baby 2 1/2 months ago and don't know if it has something to do with breastfeeding. I never had anything like this when I was nursing my other daughter. It feels round and very movable. Any advise would be wonderful. Thank you.
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Dear courtstep:  Lumps can be many things.  However, if this is new to you, it needs to be evaluated.  Your ob/gyn would be a good person to take a look at this for you.
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any new lump which persists needs to be evaluated directly. Given your nursing status, and the description, it's highly unlikely to be dangerous. But the only way to get a meaningful evaluation is in person.
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I too noticed a small lump in the lower outer portion of my left breast while breastfeeding.  Thinking it was related to nursing I had treated it as a possible mastitis developing until I realized it was not going away.  Upon seeing my OBGYN, I was referred to a breast specialist.  I have since then, three months from my inital finding of this lump, have been diagnosed with a malignant phyllodes tumor.  Please monitor yourself carefully and don't take anything for granted.  Good Luck!
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