Post # 1
I am 11 weeks and I was at the OB yesterday and they noticed two quite hard masses in both my breasts. they are relatively large and about the same spot. Not exact, but both in the bottom 1/2 centerish.
they hurt quite a bit when they put pressure on them. The doc didnt seem over concerned, but wasnt really sure what they were. I have an U/S on them in a couple weeks to check on them.
I am pretty sure they are new as I get exams every year at the gyno, but dont do exams myself so if they appeared 6 months ago I wouldnt have known (except I think I would have noticed if they hurt). That and you cant see them, just feel them.
I have definately gone up a size so its distinctly possible I am just growing differently, especialy since its on both sides.
anyone have experienced something similar?
Post # 3
Let me preface this with, NOT TRYING TO SCARE YOU OR PUT IDEAS IN YOUR BRAIN. I know that is easy to say but I am going to tell you a story about my friend and what she is currently going through.
A friend of mine from HS just had her 4th child…well not just; about a year ago. While she was pregnant, she noticed a lump in her leg. She and the doctor didn’t think too much of it since the doctor said it was probably a fatty tumor. She noticed that it kept growing throughout her pregnancy but again, the doctor just said that it was probably from the surge of hormones. After she gave birth, to a totally healthy, bouncing baby boy, she went for some testing on the bump. It turned out to be stage 4 melanoma. The doctors immediately took action and removed the tumor. They also removed all the lymphnodes in the groin area in case the cancer had spread. At that point, she became cancer free. A couple months ago, her melanoma returned with a vengence and she is currently undergoing chemo therapy. She is only 26 years old so this is pretty hard to watch her go through with 4 little ones.
Anyway, moral of the story. What you have could be nothing. Then again it could be something. Either way, be strong and don’t jump to conclusions. Like I said, I don’t want her story to scare you, more to just know to be proactive about the situation.
Post # 4
I have had a lump in my breast before, and it hurt to push on when feeling it. The doctor said it was probably a cyst and would go away. We did an US anyway (b/c my mom had gone through breast cancer, so just to be safe). I was 21 years old, not pregnant so not quite the same as you OP, but it turned out to be a solid lump not a cyst. They did a lumpectomy and took it out along with some surrounding tissue. It was byopsied, tested, and thankfully came back benign (non cancerous). But the lesson is to always be aware and if you can check your breasts on your own time, while lying down or in the shower, for anything different than normal, it can be looked at by a doctor quicker. A good time to do this is once a month, after your period ends, when your breasts are less tender.
OP, it’s good you will be getting an US of it. Hopefully it is just a cyst, or developing milk glands or something prego related like that. 🙂 If not, feel free to PM me about it, as I have been through it before, and so has my sister. 🙂 Some of us are just lumpier than others at times. 😉 GL!
Post # 5
I have a very high risk of breast cancer (women in my family) so I have had issues in the past that the doc is very attentive to. I went to a specialty women’s clinic once and they gave me a little “lesson” on breast lumps. I was told pain in general or to touch is GOOD – that means its hormonal. When the lump is painless its an issue. Also, because you have it in the same place on both sides I tend to think its related to your pregancy/hormones. I’ve always been told by multiple docs that if something happens in one boob and not the other that’s when you need to get it checked out. Keep track of it over the next while, and they’ll do an ultrasound but it seems not to scary… Sounds like they’re taking care of you!
Post # 6
Glad to see you are getting it checked out. I have had something similar. When I was 19, I noticed that I had several small lumps and a great deal of pain in my breasts. I went to the doctor and had it checked out. It turned out to fibrocystic breasts. I just wanted to add my story so that you know that lumps don’t always mean cancer but getting them checked is very important.
Post # 7
I’ve had this before and I’ve gotten it removed. I was on BCP and I think the extra hormones wreck havok on my system. They were benign something or other, and it was removed and everything was fine. I went back on BCP a few years later and now they’re back. I stopped right after they were detected and they haven’t grown.
Mine were/are hard and round. They are mostly fixed in a set spot. If I press on it, it’s uncomfortable. I’ve had them checked out and had biopsies. I plan to remove the current ones after I’m done BF-ing LO.
Post # 8
@ThreeMeers: I’m 7 weeks 6 days and I’ve gone from an A cup to a C almost D cup at points, depending on the swelling and mine are hard. Fiance says they feel like fake boobs they are so weird. I also have lump like parts in my breasts and my doc said it was just swelling/growing weird.
Post # 9
Most likely it is nothing and just related to pregnancy and hormones. The fact that they hurt is actually a good sign, a worrisome finding for cancerous lumps are ones that are painless. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, when they do the u/s, they will be able to give you more info. Don’t stress yourself out until then, though 🙂
Post # 10
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@ThreeMeers: I would still follow up but the fact that it’s similar on both breats would suggest that it’s homronal in nature and less likely to be something serious.
Post # 11
Thanks all, I do have an appt in a few weeks. Thanks for the feedback
Post # 12
I just saw this! I am praying all is well with you. It seems pretty common so i wouldnt worry about it!