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A 18-year-old female asked:

is it normal to have really lumpy breasts 1 or 2 weeks before a period? these lumps feel a tiny bit hard and i can't tell if it's just normal or not

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Cyclical breast: changes are certainly possible, but if you feel a hard lump, or if you are uncertain of the significance of what you are feeling, you should see your doctor for an evaluation to make sure.
Dr. William Schmidt
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Self exam: the reason a woman should examine her breasts once a month to including putting her hands on hips and squeezing is so that if something happens that was not there before they will spot it. Some woman have fibrocystic breasts. she must have an ultrasound along with the mammogram So call your doctor and check it all out..

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Do you feel yourself to know if you have lumpy breasts?

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Not necessarily: Lumpy or fiibrocystic breast are commonly seen pre period, with increased caffeine intake , not with menopause.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Are lumpy breasts common?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Normal: Most women's breasts are "lumpy-bumpy", especially after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Rest assured that you are normal.
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What are the causes for lumpy breasts?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less. do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

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Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Decrease in size: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common condition. Usually women will notice an increase in size and discomfort before menses (approximately 1-2 weeks prior) and a reduction in size and discomfort with the menses/period.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Lumpy breasts?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lumpy breasts: Breasts with overall lumpy or bumpy texture may be fibrocystic .

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