Re: How do i know? Confused!
The first time I had a lump was at age 25, I did not feel it my doctor did. What he did was have me come back at different times during my monthly cycle. The first being the first couple of days at the biginning of my cycle. The second was around the end of the second week and the final time was around the end of the third week. He could tell by the feel that is was a cyst. The lump should be easier to feel at the beginning of your cycle and less easier to feel by the fourth week of your cycle. The other indication is if when you feel this lump, you are able to kind of move it around.
Believe me when I tell you, that you will know the difference. I did three years ago. I was not even looking for anything and I was taking a shower and doing routine washing when I felt it. I waited a couple of months and kept checking for any changes. I finally did go to my primary care and he was unable to really feel anything so I decided it was really nothing. This particular lump really was bothering me, so I pursued it and eventually persuaded the surgeon to remove it. After this surgeon ended up doing a lumpectomy on me because the lump actually was quite large, the pathology results came back as a pre-cancerous mass.
So keep checking and if you feel that something does not feel right than by all means go to your doctor.
Last edited by shisslak; 11-10-2008 at 08:33 PM.