Since my breasts have been hurting I've been trying to locate the reason. Last week all my lumps were a little tender but not any larger. Today I checked & there is a lump beside one of my regular ones and its rather large compared to my regular ones.Especially since it was not there at all last week & its very sore. I usually wait on any pain assoiciated with the regular ones & the pain always goes away within the month. Since this one has grown out of nowhere so quickly & is very painful I'm at odds with waiting like normal or rushing to the doctor. I don't know any other women that have fibrous lumps so I don't know if new lumps just appear overnight or take a long time.
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Hi there, and I'm so glad you wrote.
First of all, it's a great thing that you know your breasts and your fibrous lumps so well, including when they cause you pain and when they don't. The fact that you are so well-acquainted with what is normal is wonderful.
Does the new lump feel like the others? Is it near the surface? is it squishy and movable or is it firm to the touch?
Do you have any other symptoms? Is the area warm to the touch (almost like it had a small fever or inflammation) or have you had a rash of any kind recently?
Anon, because you know that this is not normal for you, I would encourage you to see a doctor as soon as possible. A new lump that is very sore and was not there last week needs attention. It may end up being nothing to worry about, but it's much better to investigate it now -- just in case -- than it would be to wait a few weeks.
Will you make an appointment, and come back and update us?January 25, 2010 - 11:21am