I've suddenly discovered a hard, painful lump under the areola of my left breast today. I never noticed it before but today suddenly it was very painful and sensitive. It's maybe a bit smaller than a golf ball, slightly bean shaped. The area around it on the breast is slightly reddened too. I've had inverted nipples since I started puberty at about the age of 11 but I've never had any lumps or bumps before and assumed it was natural. I am 15 and healthy, and I know breast cancer is very uncommon in young women but my grandmother had breast cancer so there is a possibility that it could be passed down to me. I am seeing my doctor tomorrow, but still wanted to check whether there may be some other cause, I don't want to jump straight to the possibility of breast cancer. I have just finished my period too, could it be related to that possibly?
Last year I had a mamogram a few days before my 30th birthday. My OBGYN had discovered a lump on my right breast. Since then I have had a 6 month follow-up ultrasound. The lump is still there, but I keep being told it is fibrous breast tissue. It sounds similar to what you have. They gave me a phantom breast to feel. Breast cancer is hard and does not move. I could push my lump around. It is painful sometimes around ovulation or my period. I hope you get some answers.
Thanks, it's firm but slightly squishy and I can move it around. It is still very painful and the general area where it is on my breast has gone very pink. I was reading up online earlier and read that if it is a cyst, then all that needs to be done is fluid ta/ken from it with a needle. Does anyone know whether that procedure hurts a lot