Patient Comments: Breast Lumps in Women - Benign Lumps


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Comment from: tustina, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I have a large hard mess on my left breast. It has very little discharge when I squeeze on my nipple, with yellow pus and it causes mild pain. Two weeks ago I went to my primary care physician in the hospital and they referred me to do mammograms and ultrasound. I am so much worried about it. I have a daughter of 4 years. Sometimes I feel I am going to die soon because of this. It’s very scary and I also have shoulder blade pain with burning sensation. Sometimes it moves through the arm but there is no lump in my underarm. Wonder if anyone else feels like this.

Comment from: liz, Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I am 30 years old and I had a 3 cm mass at my right breast so I went to see a doctor and she said that I need to go for an ultrasound. So I did and after that the doctor found out that I have 3 cm lump, already a big one. So after that they told me to go for biopsy, and I did a fine needle aspiration biopsy. When I got the laboratory result my doctor said that it is a mass and it is not cancerous but still I am worried because I could still feel the solid mass in my right breast. The doctor said it could be removed if I want to, but still I am scared it could lead into a cancer in a long run.

Comment from: blufftongal, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I had breast lumps removed 5 times. My first was when I was 18 years old. And 5 after that. I have had 2 needle biopsies and 3 aspirations. In today"s medical procedures with mammograms and sonograms there is no need to cut out lumps before doing a needle biopsy. I have so much scar tissue it is hard to feel what is normal. I suggest you have it checked and get a needle biopsy first.

Comment from: Bruna, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I fall down the stairs, actually missed a step. I was in pain, and I called the doctor and explained. They told me to take Tylenol 2, but after a week my breast is still in so much pain with a lump, I don’t know what to do. Wondering if I should call the doctor again and ask if I can get X-ray.

Comment from: Shar, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I am concerned, in my right breast I have a hard dense mass. I am so scared as to what it can be.

Comment from: youngladyKT, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I was diagnosed with fibrocystic breast when I was 15 and had my first surgery at 16. The lump that was removed was the size of half a golf ball and extremely painful. Unfortunately, my surgeon butchered me horribly. My next surgery was when I was 18, a week before prom. Something happened so that I couldn’t walk afterwards, so I had to learn to walk a week before I was set to walk in 5-inch heels. I get ultrasounds every 6 to 9 months, and every time I get one, I hear that I have more lumps. I have refused for doctors to cut on me because they aren’t cancerous. Now I have a huge lump really close to my nipple and it gives my boob a burning sensation. I am very nervous to see what it might be. My advice: Get checked.


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