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vinh83
08-25-2013, 08:01 PM
HI, this is my first time posting here :)
I have noticed for the last 18 moths or so that under my right armpit I have a pea-like lump. Its smooth and hasn't changed size at all in that time. I have two young children (3 year old and 1 year old) and have been breastfeeding basically over that entire period except for during pregnancy. I havn't been too worried about as it hasn't changed shape or grown or isn't painful. I had a breast check just prior to the lump and everything was fine and I have a check-up in less than a fortnight. Otherwise my health is generally well. Any thoughts? My husband is worried as I just mentioned it to him and looking online I am now worried myself..
Thanks and I hope everyone is well :)

Robocat
08-26-2013, 12:00 AM
Is it soft or firm? Can you manipulate it? It can be trapped breast milk, a cyst, a harless fatty growth, or even a swollen lymph node. Best to get it checked ASAP.

vinh83
08-26-2013, 12:35 AM
Its very firm, smooth and moves around a bit (not too much, I'd say maybe 2cm max moveability in all directions). I have a check up soon and I feel a bit stressed about it now but it hasn't changed in dimension, texture or firmness at all since I first noticed it over 18 months ago.. Thoughts ? :)

Robocat
08-26-2013, 01:23 AM
A cancerous lump does not move. They are generally fixed. It is most likely a cyst in my opinion.

vinh83
08-26-2013, 01:30 AM
It does move but does feels "attached".. what does it indicate if its firm and hasn't changed at all in such a long time ?

Robocat
08-26-2013, 01:43 AM
Most lumps are lymph nodes or cysts. Only real way to tell is an ultra sound or some other test. If its more attached then most likely a swollen lymph node from a viral/bacterial/fungal infection.

vinh83
08-26-2013, 01:54 AM
Most lumps are lymph nodes or cysts. Only real way to tell is an ultra sound or some other test. If its more attached then most likely a swollen lymph node from a viral/bacterial/fungal infection.

I've had it for 18 months, so I doubt that its a infection.. I'll get it checked out soon and let you know how we go.. Thanks for your info and concern, bless :)

Robocat
08-26-2013, 02:16 AM
It could be from a previous infection. The lymph node is swollen because its full of white blood cells. Keep us updated! Fingers crossed its nothing serious! :cool:

vinh83
09-04-2013, 04:00 PM
I went to my GP and after a short consultation he felt and wass exteremely confident that it was from a previous infection and the fact it hasn't changed at all was also significant. Thanks for your info and really calmed me down :)