Small lump on breast. Am I being ridiculous? (Possible TMI)

posted 3 weeks ago in Wellness
Post # 2
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Call your Dr and ask them what they suggest. Don’t put it off for fear of looking foolish.  The ONLY foolish thing you could do right now is ignore it.

It may very well be nothing of great concern but you need a medical professional to tell you that, not a bunch of internet strangers.

Good luck bee,

Post # 3
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@oxfordpink:  Agreed with PP. Now is no time for rationalization or modesty. Get an appointment asap. 

Post # 4
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

You can absolutely call your primary care physician about this. In fact, I think that’s the perfect person to call. They will probably want to examine you and may send you for breast imaging (mammogram and/or ultrasound). I’m an oncologist and this is exactly what I would do if I found a lump in my breast. 

Post # 5
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

My doctor once told me “If you’re concerned about something, then I’m concerned about it too”, when I told her I wasn’t sure if I should have got something checked out. Definitely speak to your normal doctor. It’s better to have them check it out and it be nothing, than not check it and it be something.

Post # 6
433 posts
Helper bee

I saw my doctor about a small lump a couple of years back.  It was a harmless cyst, and when I apologised for bothering her, she told me she always wanted to be ‘bothered’ with something like that.  She said 99 times out of 100 it’s probably nothing, but the patient doesn’t know when they are the 1 in a 100 that isn’t, and she’d rather have to look at the 99 harmless ones and pick up the 100th harmful one, then have all 100 patients stay home because they don’t want to be a nuiscance!

Post # 7
177 posts
Blushing bee

It could be nothing and go away or you could be very glad you had it checked out when you did. It’s not silly, if it seems out of the ordinary it’s worth having it looked at. Still call your doctor and see what your options are at your clinic/hospital for getting it checked out. 

Post # 8
158 posts
Blushing bee

I saw my doctor once just coz I experience a new pain in my boob that I’ve never had before. It was just hormones but my doctor told me that anything breast related that’s new or unusual should be checked. 

Don’t feel silly. Get it checked. 

Post # 9
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Please go to your GP and get it looked at. My friend developed a lump in her breast at 24. We all thought it was just a cyst as she has no family history of cancer and was 24. The doctor was sure it was a cyst, but the NHS rules meant she had to be referred to a breast clinic. The doctors there were sure it was a cyst but they conducted a scan and biopsy.

you know where this is going – it wasn’t a cyst and it was cancer. She had her breast removed and several rounds of chemotherapy. She is now cancer free, but whenever you have a lump, get it checked. 

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