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I am 21 weeks pregnant and have tender breasts. today i noticed a small lump in my right breast-should i be worried?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See your doctor: There are many changes in the breasts during pregnancy. Breast tenderness is very common. However, if you have a new breast mass, i would see your doctor within a week. Be careful not to check the lump too often before you see your doctor as breast/nipple stimulation in pregnancy can cause contractions.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
Yes and no: Any lump in the breast whether being pregnant or not is a matter of concern until it is confirmed that it is benign. I would suggest that you definitely have it checked. Majority of lumps are benign (non cancerous), but breast cancer needs to be ruled out. Don't wait until the end of your pregnancy to have it checked. Do it now!

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