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why do i keep getting lumps in my breast*

By April 1, 2011 - 10:12am
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This problem has been going on for around 3 years and is only happening on my right breast. It started with a small lump that I had removed, 6 months later it came back and then grew to 10cm in diameter which made a difference of 3 cupsizes between breasts. I had it removed after numerous biopsies and an mri scan. These showed that there was nothing harmful happening. After a year it came back and I went back to the hospital and was advised to wait 6 months unless it got worse which it did. I was then advised that I should have my contraceptive implant removed to see if it had anything to do with the extra hormones in my body. I've had the implant out now for a month and a half, the lump is getting a lot bigger and harder so waiting to go back to the hospital. I don't know what is going to be done next but feel as though I'm getting nowhere and no questions are being answered. Thankyou for your time with reading this.

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Hi, omgee same now.. i have cyst on my right breast, and aspirate last december 2018, and now cyst grew again in the same spot.. im so nervous and stressful

January 28, 2019 - 6:04pm
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Hello I know exactly what you are going through. I suffer from breast lumps and I get scared every times. I have mine drained I went a whole 4 years without them. last year I had the procedure done. Now I have a big cluster in my breast that seem to have come over night. I am very nervous now because I don't have insurance. This is so frustrating. My doctor
suggested to me to see a breast surgeon and have my ducts removed.

July 12, 2016 - 6:38pm
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i had 2 lumps removed last year - right at one year ago. Both were benign, but one showed abnormal pathology results. I was told "accelerated cell growth" which would be a risk factor for cancer. I saw my GYN today for a new lump - which I have known about for a couple of months. My doctor scheduled a diagnostic mammogram with an office visit with the breast surgeon. Don't really want to think about it. Is it likely to be benign?

For some reason my immune system seems to have turned on me. I also have Graves Disease, osteoarthritis, interstitial cystitis, idiopathic gastroparesis and urinary I retention. (The gastroparesis and retention are the result of nerve damage of unknown origin - have gastric and sacral neuro-stimulators). I had decided not to worry about my breast, but now that I have gone to the doctor and said it out loud, I can't help it.

I hope that the others of you get help and answers.

October 28, 2013 - 8:21pm
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hi.. im also bothered on what is wrong with my breast. last march27,2012 i undergone breast mass operation.. the result of the biopsy is negative for maligancy.. then after 6months i can feel that ther iis a lump again.. and i leaved it.. then after 4months.. i went to my surgeon then he requested a breast ultrasound, then it shows that 2lumps appeared.. it was removed by october11,2012,. now.. i can again feel 2lumps.. now i am bothered becayse why is it keep on coming back.. :)

April 29, 2013 - 8:46pm
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My mom also have this kind of disease or cyst. And she's been suffering from it for the past 3 years. Her lump looks almost the same with the one on the left, swollen, tender with pus or nana in local language. After the pus has "ripen", fluids starts coming out and then we have to ask her take antibiotics then go to the doctor.

It reoccurs almost every February, we always have her check her breast, endorsed to a mammogram, then biopsy then continuous medication. Then after several month, the lump would go away. Then again, After a year, it would reoccur again.

I know how hard it is for my mom, shes still young (40). And it troubles her so much. I once heard that her doctor says that she has to have her breast cut off to prevent it from recurring. Which I am not considering right now due to the fact that It might worsen the situation as told by the other women.

She smokes. And has diabetes. It is also painful to lift her arms.

Anyone who can shed some light to these, or any who have experienced this who continued to be okay.
I really want to give my mom hope about her situation.

December 1, 2012 - 8:55pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Well I'm 30 and having the same problem I have one huge cyst between my neck and shoulder which doesn't bother me I've had that for over ten years... than 6years ago I had one forming while I was at work all of a sudden feeling severe pain wasn't sure why went to the doctors and got it aspirated got infected after and had to have surgery but 4 years went by and formed another one right n the same spot I feel pain and pressure while it's forming... went yet again to the dry they gave me antibiotics and went away now as I'm messaging u I'm having another one form again... I do smoke but I'm not sure why I'm getting them n the same spot and breast but hopefully when I go to the dry next week I'll find out more info... other than that I'm a healthy individual... reading these forums it could be cuz of my thyroids... this is from my breast btw... hope this helps

February 26, 2015 - 2:33pm

I'm trying to figure out why I am having recurring lumps in my breast. I've had 2 in my right breast (removed by surgery) and now I have had 2 in my left breast (1 surgery on left so far) all of which grew rapidly within less then a year 1/2 with only a short break in between.

The first surgery I had on my right breast, about 1/4 inch from my incision there was a pen size hole that developed within a few days after surgery. Eventually the hole started to release a lot of blood (soaked the top of my shirt), I bandaged it up and every day after that it yellow, and redish fluids would leak out along with little clumps of white balls. About 2 weeks later I went in and had more surgery on the same breast/area to close up the hole.

Now with this new lump in my left breast, it has (like all the other lumps) have grew to the outer edges of my breast) swelled up, with a red tent with a very warm and tender to the touch.

I have had 1 mammogram about a year ago (after repeatedly asking 5 times to get one and the doctors always telling me I was to young, I am 24 y.o with 4 kids), I have had about 7 ultra sounds, and about 4 manual exams by various doctors. So far all I have got answer wise was a benign cyst.

Other issues I have been having for months....
I have had headaches/migraines pretty much 6x a week for months, if I bend my neck backwards or try to lay on my stomach I get a sudden throbbing pain up the back of my neck and in my head followed by a migraine. I've had back pains, abdominal pains, fatigue, and frequent bathroom urges.

I was diagnosed with..
Depression (mild) and anxiety (mild)

I do smoke cigarettes.
I do not drink any alcohol at all.
I am active.
No allergies.
No family history of cancer or benign cysts.

Can someone maybe shade of light on information or advice?!? I'm really getting sick of dealing with this daily pain.... :(

October 31, 2012 - 9:03pm
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