Breast Cancer Community
9.41k Members
Avatar universal

breast lump

i found a tender lump in july, i went to the dr--she couldn't feel it but ordered an ultrasound, the u/s was normal. the lump hasn't gone away. i saw another dr on the 12th of this month who said he could feel it and referred to it as a cyst--i had another u/s which was normal. since my appt on the 12th the area has been very tender. during the u/s i didn't have any pain. the u/s was done on the 13th. what's going on? if something can be felt shouldn't it show on an u/s? PS i'm only an A cup so there's not alot of tissue to scan thru.
2 Responses
587083 tn?1327123862
Not all palpable masses will appear on an ultrasound or mammogram.  Each test has it's limitations and what it can pick up.  For example, an ultrasound is better at differentiating between a mass that is solid or fluid filled.  A solid mass on ultrasound may not show up.  On mammogram certain characteristics can show up such as microcalcifications, or a density, but it too has its limitations.If you are too concerned about this lump,ask your doctor,who has the all the details about your case, to consider if a biopsy would be necessary to find out the nature of this lump.Best wishes .
Avatar universal
thanks, i am planning to call my doc next week.
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.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.