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10105063 tn?1407902873

Should I be scared of this lump?

Hi, I'm 17 years old, very active, 5"6 and about 124 pounds ( I'm not sure if this matters in regards to my question but i'm throwing it in to be safe haha). I'm really concerned because I have a small, painful lump under my nipple on my left breast. The lump is about the size of the tip of an eraser, but it's horribly painful.... the pain pulses through my entire breast, and it hurts to be touched :/. I also noticed a darker purple line running up my breast that i've never seen before. I take birth control  ( for PCOS) , and am two days away from starting my menstrual cycle, but I've never experienced anything like this. My mom is normally difficult when  I ask to go to the doctor because our insurance covers the bare minimum , and she'll almost always tell me to tough something out. Does anyone know what this is? Should I beg for a doctor visit? I just need help because I'm scared of what it could be. Thanks for answers in advance!
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25201 tn?1255580836
Both cysts and Fibroadenomas can be painful and often occur in younger women and both are said to be related to the Hormone levels in the body.
I doubt that your issue is in any way related to Breast Cancer but I do think a clinical breast exam and perhaps an Ultrasound would be a good idea. You might wait until after your period begins and see if the pain subsides or the entire issue lessens. If not I would certainly do whatever is necessary in order to see your Dr.  Regards .....
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25201 tn?1255580836
Hi ... PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY PRODUCT WITHOUT FIRST DISCUSSING IT WITH YOUR TREATING PHYSICIAN !!   Thanks ....
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10105063 tn?1407902873
No problem :) and I definitely will bring up and future problems with a doctor right away.
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25201 tn?1255580836
That's GREAT ... thanks for sharing. Remember now, if something should ever come up again don't just assume that it's the same as this one. You should always have any breast issue checked out by your Dr. I doubt though at your age that anything serious would occur but don't hesitate to ask and/or have it investigated.  Thanks again for the update.  
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10105063 tn?1407902873
Hi, I was actually able to be squeezed in to see the doctor this evening and they did and ultrasound. They found that it was just a fluid-filled small cyst and told me it should go away, but they want to see me again in about a week. They did correlate the cyst to High hormones Ect. like you had said in the previous comment. Thanks for your thorough answers and help, its greatly appreciated :).
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25201 tn?1255580836
Even if the pain subsides after your period starts but the lump remains I would still see the Dr. By the way including your age, weight, etc. is always a great help in our answers. The more information we have, the better able we are to answer your questions. Thanks for including all that you did in your post. Sorry my post was a double ... that happens sometimes; I reported to have the second one removed. Please let us know the outcome after you see the Dr. or if the problem disappears. We love follow-ups, especially when it's good news.   Thanks and take care .....
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10105063 tn?1407902873
Okay, I will wait and thanks so much for the answer :)
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