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Small Hard Lump Under Breast
I have a very small hard lump under areola with no over symptoms for a year. No increase in size at all. Is cancer possible in this part of breast?
A pimple on my breast has left a small hard lump under the skin. I had mammogram and ultrasound last month which was clear, should I be worried?
Pimples and Boils: Hi!, pimples and boils are caused by blocked and infected hair follicles. They are essentially small abscesses. When the body can't fight an infection it builds a wall around it called a granuloma. It will go away with time, heat may help. If it doesn't go away, make sure to have it re-examined by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 18 & I just found a small lump on my breast. It doesn't hurt, but it's hard and round. What is it?
Can't be certain: While it is probably nothing serious you should definitely have it looked at, although you can safely wait through a period to see if it goes away. A cyst or a fibroadenoma are most likely, but cancers occasionally are found even in young women. ...Read more
My right breast is larger than my left and contains a small hard lump. Is there anything I should be worried about?
I'm only 19 but I have a small hard painful lump between my breasts and it's has been there for several months now. Should I see my doctor?
It may: Be nothing serious but it should be evaluated by a health practitioner ...Read more
My daughters breast is sore and has a small hard lump she's only 8. What could this be? Should I worry?
Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch & one side may emerge weeks before the other. Your pcp can confirm this process, I HAV at least 3-5 /yr come to my office for the same question. ...Read more
I'm a 39 yr old female. I just found a hard knot/lump under my left breast. Its small and feels like it is on my rib. Should I be concerned??
Hope for the best: Hopefully this turns out to be a benign finding such a lipoma. However, given its anatomical locations, other things should be evaluated for. The physical exam and bedside ultrasound may hold the answer. Please see your doctor asap to address your concerns. ...Read more
I have found a small lump on the side of my breast, next to my arm pit. It is very soft and I can't feel it if I press hard. What could it be?
Have it evaluated: It does not matter what some doctor tells you on an internet site. It may just be a cyst but it must be evaluated, even at age 24. See an appropriate doctor. ...Read more
Xiphoid?: Kind of hard to tell without a look, but the sternum and xiphoid bones are between your breasts. Sometimes there can be a little bony prominence that hurts if you push on it. ...Read more
Pain in same place in left breast for a year. Had ultrasound when first started which showed nothing. Now there's a small hard lump with a sharp ridge?
Have it rechecked: See your doctor right away for repeat evaluation of the area. Over the year, things can change so your doctor may want a repeat ultrasound so the radiologist can compare the images. Or, your doctor may also recommend mammogram or other studies, up to possible biopsy of the area. ...Read more
I have a dark purple hard bump/lump on the bottom side of my breast. I have no idea what it is or if it's serious. It's small, the center is purple.?
Always: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. If the area is easily visible consider an Healthtap inbox consult to one of our breast specialists, primary care docs or Obgyns. ...Read more
I have found a small hard ball in my right breast, it moves around easily. My period is due. The lump is well defined and has smooth edges. I'm 24.
See your doctor: Unfortunately even in the most experienced hands, feeling a lump really tells us nothing. Best to see your doctor and discuss if any imaging recommended. Your family history re breast cancer important as are other risk factors. Your age argues against significant concern, but I have also diagnosed breast cancer in women in their 20's (rare but does happen). Please be examined/talk with your doc ...Read more
Cysts, fibroadenoma: Cysts and fibroadenomas are two non-cancerous breast masses that can be found in men. Although male breast cancers only account for 1% of all breast cancers, a suspicious mass should always be evaluated. Your lump should be evaluated with a combination of physical exam, mammography and ultrasound as necessary. Please follow up with your PCP. ...Read more
I have blackheads (or clogged pores) all over my breasts and small hard lumps under my skin particularly on my stomach. What could cause this?
Mom (46y/o) has small, hard, circular immovable&painless lump on the forehead which appeared during her 20s & diagnosis multiple benign cyst on breast. Help.
Not quite sure of the question.
ithout an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
if the lump is pigmented, some risk of it developing into a cancer. If not pigmented not sure that's even possible.
Benign cysts in the breast are not a risk factor of cancer ...Read more
2 weeks ago, I had a redness/pain under my breast nipple that went away with bactroban (mupirocin) within a week. Since then, I've had a hard, small painless lump?
Diagnosis???: Was there a scabby infection ON THE SURFACE [impetigo]? Or was there something deep under the skin? If it was deep the Bactroban (mupirocin) had no role in the evolution of it. Nipple discharge? Probably an inflamed cyst but don't take a chance on something more sinister. Check with your Dr. Consult with a breast specialist may be in order. By the time you go back it might be gone. ...Read more
24 year old female. Discomfort in left breast. Movable and slightly painful lump on left side. Had small lump in armpit that hurt and moved around. After two weaks, lump in armpit spread vertically, and has a thin painful hard line that goes to elbow?
Had small sebaceous cyst on breast excised ~2-3 weeks ago, now have larger hard lump underneath and with black scab thing over incision. Normal?
Probably Normal: In any operated (or injured area) > during the first four to six months, there can be hard lumpy swelling. This is the normal course of healing. But, you should see your surgeon to make sure that everything is going normal, in your case. ...Read more
I have a small lump above my left breast near my armpit almost. Its hard, doesn't move and the skin color is different where the lump is, for 6 years?
Breast disease: I am sure you are concerned about breast cancer. Breast cancer affects 1/8 women. Have your physician examine you. For your age it could be many things, although cancer can be one of them, its not as common in a 19 y/o patient. However, get a proper examination and if of concerned get a biopsy. ...Read more
I found a small painless, hard lump in my breast / armpit area. No history of breast cancer in family. I'm not able to manipulat it. Mainly in breast.
Need to examine:
If is not feasible to know what you are feeling. You may be feeling a rib rather than a mass in the breast. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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Small hard Lump in breast in vein near nipple. It goes away after a few minutes. Has happened three times at different points in cycle. What is it?
Engorgement of tissu: Appears to be the engorgement- enlargement of small areas of breast tissue. As it is closer to the surface near the nipple you are able to feel. If related to the menstrual cycle, indicates the swelling localized island of breast tissue in response to hormonal factors of menstrual cycle. This is nothing to worry. Hot compresses /warm soaks may help to reduce pain, if very painful. ...Read more
I have a small pea sized hard lump on my sternum between my breasts, I can squeeze pus from it and it's sore, when I pull my skin tight you can see it what is it?? Cyst?
Possible Sebaceous: Cyst. Given the discharge likely a benign yet but it should be looked at by a doctor to verify it's nothing concerning. ...Read more
Right breast; small, firm, tender lump. Both breasts aches, clear discharge from one of the small bumps around the right breasts nipple, chest pains?
I feel that I may be developing breast cancer. I feel a hard painless lump in my left nipple that is small. May have been caused by a form of horseplay known as nipple twisting that I had happen to me in teen years. Is this lump cancer or scar tissue?
Lump in right breast I am three weeks from my due date and found a small hard ball like lump in my right breast right next to my nipple. I am hoping it is just an infected glan and not breast cancer. Any way to find out before giving birth because I do de
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