Avatar universal

Pea size lump!

I have a lump on my right breast the size of a pea I'm 26 and had a ultrasound.. The ultrasound tech couldn't find anything on the ultrasound but said she clearly felt the lump.. She told me it was just dense breast tissue.. Sometimes I feel a small amount of discomfort where the lump is.. It's hard and non moveable. My doctor said since there was nothing on the ultrasound that I'm fine but I had the ultrasound 6 months ago and the bump still hasn't gone away.. Don't know what to do please help!
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
587083 tn?1327120262
Hi again,
Many women with  Fibrocystic changes,develop cysts and Fibroadenoma.These benign lumps will generally increase in size before the menstrual period and decrease afterward.
Avoiding foods and beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks, can decrease water retention and may help to alleviate the discomfort and sometime even shrink the cysts.
As I mentioned in my previous comment,it is best to have this lump "that feels more distinct" further investigated just to make sure.
Talk to your doctor about your concern regarding this particular lump and see what he/she suggests okay?.
Take care...
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I forgot to say my doctor told me I also had lumps in my other breast but this one feels more distinct I had a ultrasound 2 years before on both my breast but I can't remember if it was the same lump or not..
Helpful - 0
587083 tn?1327120262
Not all palpable lumps will appear on Ultrasound or Mammogram.Each test has it's limitations and what it can pick up.Since you are worried about this lump,I would suggest to get the opinion of a breast Specialist,because when a lump is palpable and doesn't go away,it is usually recommended that the lump be biopsied to determine what it is exactly.
A fine needle aspiration(FNA) is a simple procedure.Fluid will come out if it's a cyst .If not, tissue in the needle can be examined under the microscope for a definite diagnosis.
It is probably nothing to worry about (as your Doctor suggested) but you have to make absolutely sure that the lump is harmless.
Best wishes..
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Breast Cancer Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
A quick primer on the different ways breast cancer can be treated.
Diet and digestion have more to do with cancer prevention than you may realize
From mammograms to personal hygiene, learn the truth about these deadly breast cancer rumors.
Breast cancer is not an inevitability. From what you eat and drink to how much you exercise, learn what you can do to slash your risk.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.