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A 31-year-old female asked:

I feel a little lump by my bra strap, armpit/breast area... like top of breast into arm area.. doctor said no big deal.. pain if pushed on & w/cycle?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
What's his diagnosis: You can have an extension of breast tissue that is shaped like a tail that points up to the armpit. You might have a breast cyst in that area, that changes with your cycle. That area might be hard to image with a mammogram, but an ultrasound might show. Any painful lump should be checked. High caffeine intake can cause more breast cyst pain also. Consider a recheck or a 2nd opinion.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2016

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