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worried about lump in left breast

My gynocologists says that I must have fibroadenomas because my breast are lumpy. I am worried because there is a particular small lump in my left breast just about two inches from my nipple. It is solid and doesn't move. Could that be fibroadenoma? He had an ultrasound done on both breasts, but revealed nothing. But I still feel the lump. He felt my breasts and said nothing feels suspicious, but it does to me. What should I do? Do you knoow of any good breast surgeons or specialists in Michigan? I dont want to wait and it may spread  and I die.  I want it removed. Should I do that or just watch it to see if it spreads. I am 31 years old with no kids. Should I get a mamagram? How fast does a cancerous breast tumor grow? Mabe if it dosent grow it isnt cancerous. Just begnine?
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Dear candywoman:  It is not uncommon for breast tissue to feel lumpy.  The purpose of self breast examination is to become familiar with how the breast tissue feels and, therefore, be able to recognize changes.  If your gynecologist felt this lump - it must have felt benign to him.  Mammography may not be very helpful as you are a young woman and mammograms are not as effective at reviewing dense breast tissue.  However, if you are concerned, you may see a breast specialist.  Most of these are affiliated with large academic medical centers.  A second opinion may help make appropriate recommendations as they relate to your situation and give you peace of mind.
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I would call your doctor and asked to be referred to a surgeon. I just did the same thing for a lump that I felt but was not revealed on the u/s. Sure enough when I went to the surfeon for a second opinion he repeated the u/s, did see what I was talking about and performed a needle biopsy. He said it looked and felt benign and the report came back 3 days later that it was indeed a benign fibroadenoma. I really feel that you should do this, it was not a painful procedure. If the lump is not easily moveable(mine was) it does sound a bit suspicious and worth checking out. Take care!
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Hi,I had the same problem-I had a lump and it didn't show on U/S or mammo,and my gyn said it was nothing.But I was still concerned and went to see surgeon.he performed needle biopsy and it was indeed benign and now I feel better.So, I think,you should just get the biopsy-this isn't painful at all ,but can give you a peace of mind.Mammo at your age and especially if breasts are lumpy,won't show anything probably.
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Where in Michigan are you?  U of M and St Joes Ann Arbor would be two big places to go for another opinion.

Insist on a consult with a breast surgeon, wherever you are.  I did and saved my own life by it after my lesion was shrugged off as nothing.
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I am 32 years old and I too found a lump in my left breast, it was pea sized about a month and a half ago and now it is roughly the size of two quarters. I have swelling of the breast and the lump is very sore to touch. I had a mammogram and sonogram which only showed a dense area with a ridge. I tried two rounds of antibiotics, they both failed so I was sent to a breast specialist. The breast specialist said he was 80% sure it wasn't cancer, he felt it was fibroadenoma and wanted me to try Evening Primrose Oil pills. For some reason he said he would have to cut to do the biopsy, instead of needle it. I have read where others have had needle biopsies and found out theirs was benign fibroadenoma, so I'm confused why mine couldn't be. I have taken the Evening Primrose Oil pills for 5 days at the highest doses possible and nothing has changed for the better. He said to give it a week or two and then we could remove it for a biopsy. I hate waiting, it makes me very nervous. Has anyone else been told to take Evening Primrose and if so, did it eventually work? Any feedback is appreciated. I also had a MRI for neck problems, which showed a herniated disc in my neck...so I have all kinds of symptoms going on right now.
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Hello, I just happen to run accross this site this morning. I'm 27 years old and Monday morning while taking a shower I found a lump on my left breast that is located 2 inches above my nipple. I immediately went to my doctor to be examined. She stated to me that it is approx. 2cm, hard and attached. I'm not sure of what this means. My medical insurance begins Nov. 1st and that's when I will begin testing. I'm really scared because breast cancer runs in my family. I'm also having a pulling feeling (like when you sprain a wrist or ankle) that goes from the lump up to my shoulder when I lay on my right side. Does anyone have any advice? Everyone tells me not to worry but it's hard. Escpecially, since my doctor wanted to do testing that same day but we decided that it would be best for my medical insurance to start because if it is cancer and I've already begun testing, then my insurance wouldn't cover it. So now I have to wait a week to begin testing and then wait for results, I'm starting to have panic attacks. There's no discoloration of the breast, the nipples not indented but my breast does have a dent beside the location of the lump. When I lay down or position my breast at a 45 degree angle you can actually see the lump.
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On Sep 28 which was my birthday I woke up feeling a lump in my left breast.I've done a self breast exam on both my breast but the found nothing in the right. My left breast felt a little tender also I'm a little worried even though it doesn't run in my family. I'm unable to go to the doctor to get an exam done because I'm unemployed and that amount of money given to me can do but so much. I live in Brooklyn n and I'm 29 years does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can go to get a free exam done.
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