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7584600 tn?1392261434

scared and anxious please answer

I am 32 . breast fed 6 babies .no family history .if that helps ) . For 2 months my breasts have been sore and tender .started mildly now pretty bad pain. this has never been normal for me during period or anything . . 2 nites ago i found a hard lump kind of above and under my nipple. Its hard and does not move my breasts are sore so i can't tell if lump is also. . I've been googling this and have doc appt. in 2days. . Does this sound like cancer or something else ? I'm very nervous . its both breasts but only one with lump.
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587083 tn?1327120262
Hi,
From what you describe it sounds like you have Fibrocystic Breast changes which is a benign condition,primarily affecting women age 30 and older.
As a rule, this painful condition tends to be bilateral but sometimes you can have more fibrocystic involvement in one breast than in the other.You may also feel a lump or lumps within the breast tissue and the vast majority are harmless.Most often they could be cysts or Fibroadenomas (both benign) These lumps are very common and are known to increase in size and tenderness due to hormonal changes.
I really wouldn't worry about breast cancer,since this disease is almost never associated with pain, particularly when the pain is bilateral,but it’s a good thing that you’ll be seeing your doctor soon for a clinical breast exam.Your Doctor will determine whether or not the lump needs further attention.
Reducing caffeine intake (coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) can decrease water retention and may help alleviate the discomfort you are experiencing..  
All the best to you!
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7584600 tn?1392261434
Thank you . but i have researched fibrocystic cysts and its completely different as i did descibed. also iNever intake caffeine in any formn as i have anxiety amd an arythmia (.pvc's. ) when did a phone intake. They ruled that out. yes i know how could u over the phone. wich makes me more scared. ams because that sounds riduclous.but I'm scared because what dis they hear. that i said.  ?! Agh
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7584600 tn?1392261434
I am having so much trouble typing this. Myphne was acting up so I switched to my tablet. Anyway thanks you. I hope my lump is as simple as that. I am young I have six kids I can't begin to think I'd pass anything to my girls
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587083 tn?1327120262
You are welcome,
I still believe that your breasts pain is caused by hormonal changes.However,over the internet, we can only guess and the only way to find out for sure what’s going on, is to have your breasts examined by your doctor who may also order a Mammogram or Ultrasound to determine the nature of the lump.
Please let us know what your doctor advises you to do (using this same thread) and I hope you’ll feel better soon.
Take care…
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