(Closed) I think I found a lump

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Where is the lump? Lymph nodes are in really specific areas. If it’s really within the breast tissue, instead of more towards your arm pit, that’s more concerning. I hope some Dr bees can give more advice on the texture issue you aren’t sure about!

I know you don’t want to hear it but a possible life/death issue is obviously important. There are a lot of doctors that have weekend hours, payment plans, and of course, a credit card could buy you a month of time to come up with the money for the dr before having interest. Also, even if it IS a lymph node, if it is that infected, it isn’t just a “cold” and you likely need antibiotics. So either way, you need to go to the doctor.

Take care of yourself!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Ok punkin, deep breaths….80 percent of lumps found in breasts are benign and cause no problems whatsoever, if it has smooth sides and can be moved around a little bit with pressure, odds are good that’s what you’ve got there…they can be found in both breasts at any time, and as long as there aren’t any changes in shape or location…it’s fine….so calm down.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

if it moves and isn’t “stuck” in the same spot, that’s a good sign. i had a benign cyst that would come and go and my doctor said as long as it was moveable, there’s nothing to worry about. try not to stress and definitely see your doctor as soon as you can. good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had a lump in my breast, found it when I was 20, turned out to be a fibroadenoma. It felt sort of hard and I could move it. Based on your discription it could be a cyst, but really there is no way to know what it is without going to the doctor. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but  it’s cant be figured out without an exam. I have been in your shoes, not able to take the time off or to afford it, but luckily my parents helped and forced me to go. I strongly encourage you to get it checked out, your health is so important. I hope that it is something minor and dissipates on its own. Good luck and keep us updated!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

It could be a fibroid cyst, which is benign, especially since you can move it around and it feels soft-ish. I had those, always on my right side and they would come and go. They alwsy felt like squishy almonds to me. They don’t run in my family but I was drinking a lot of coffee and caffeine can cause them…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know you don’t want to hear this but for your own health, I have to say it! You need to go to the doctor asap. In your spare time or even right now, you should be looking for free clinics or even one that will take a payment plan. They are out there but require a little digging. If breast cancer is in your family history, this could be serious and from what I’ve seen people go through with breast cancer, it’s horrible. Make this your #1 priority to find a doctor who will work with your financial situation. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@hiroshymatetrastar:  There is nothing wrong with using planned parenthood! They are a wonderful resource for women and offer lots of great options for both birth control and exams. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Go get it checked out to be sure. I think the bad kind of lumps are really hard and jagged (at least that’s what I recall reading). The only way to know is to go get it checked.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Planned parenthood was going to be my next suggestion. It’s a shame – they never make it easy to get the help people need when they need it.

Sending good thoughts your way. Don’t stress out about it until you know for sure.

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