I had a lumpectomy in Jan. 1999. One day I had pulled the seatbelt across me and the pain shot through my breast, it was painful. I will have pain shoot through my breast, it will feel like fire. 2 weeks ago I went to my gynecologist about the problem. He said there was a mass 7 cm. x 3 cm. Well I went to have an ultrasound and a mammogram and went to the surgeon. He said there's no mass there, but where I had the other lumpectomy there is a lump. I suspected scar tissue at the very beginning because it is painful. This pain is almost constant and goes up into my shoulder and arm. I will be having surgery on January 8th. Can this pain be connected to the lump or scar tissue in my breast? And am I making a big deal over this? The doctor said we could watch this lump and come back in 3 months. My husband asked the doctor if we wait 3 months could it develop into something, the doctor said yes. But then my husband said he didn't understand why I wanted to be cut on, I said that I was scared and wanted to have it out. So please help me understand why I am having this pain and if it is associated with the possible scar tissue.