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Reassurance please

I'm 29 with no family history of BC.  I recently found a lump in my left breast its squishy and moveable and ovalish and also quite tender.  I'm also 5 weeks pregnant (and have a 15 month old daughter).  I saw my Dr last week and am awaiting the breast clinic next week but going out of my mind with worry in the mean time.  My Dr said she feels a lot of lumps and this is not a worrying lump but because I am pregnant best get it checked.  In 2009 I had an ultrasound on my right breast for a lump that turned out to be a benign cyst and have also had several cysts since (all we away after my menstrual period)  I had this one about 2 weeks after my last period and now I am pregnant so the lump hasnt vanished like it normally would if it was a cyst.  It is tender but I think that's where I keep examining it.  I know the statistics and also what my doctor said is reassuring but the waiting is so stressful (trying hard NOT to be stressed because of the pregnancy).  Please can someone give me some more reassurance
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587083 tn?1327120262
Hi there...
First of all,the majority of breast lumps found during pregnancy are benign in nature.
From what you describe,this soft movable lump,sound like a cyst, which may occur normally during pregnancy when the breasts are getting ready for lactation.It's really a good thing that your care provider referred you to a breast clinic for evaluation, despite the fact that it may be a perfectly normal finding.An ultrasound could be performed to distinguish between cysts and a fibroadenoma (also a benign lump) that could have been there, but has enlarged during pregnancy.
Please, let us know how you are doing and congratulations on your pregnancy :)
Sending you my best wishes....
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Thank you I know the odds are on my side. My appt is a week thursday seems like forever away. I will update. I think I'm more stressed because the lump occured prior to conception
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587083 tn?1327120262
Keep in mind that the lump it's soft and movable and that's a good sign! So try not to stress too much about it okay?
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Thank you  for your support and reassurance. I had an examination and ultrasound today. The consultant spent a long time on the scan and said he couldnt see any descernable lump from the scan just general lumpy tissue consistant with pregnancy changes. When I went to my GP there WAS a small descernable lump (which I thought had got bigger) but perhaps it is a cyst that has gone away and the lumpy tissue I'm left with is tender due to my constant prodding? I have small breasts so a lump would not be difficult to find.

Feeling very relieved - the consultant has said he'll get me back in 3 months just for reassurance and to see if anything has changed (he also said I can come in earlier if I'm worried about anything) He was really nice and the nurse was wonderful (I was sat in floods of tears).
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587083 tn?1327120262
Hi again,
Congratulations! I am so glad you had the Ultrasound and that everything is consistent with pregnancy changes.
A follow-up in 3 months for a check up, is a very wise recommendation.
Having a caring doctor and nurse is a wonderful thing indeed!
I hope you have an easy labor,quick delivery and may your "Tears" be always tears of  JOY !!
God Bless you and your little ones :)
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