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I am 28 and a mom of four. I had a complete hysterectomy four and a half years ago and have been on 1.25mg premarin eversince. My mom died of cancer in her reproductive organs and her breasts. There are also many other females who have had various cancers on my moms side. I have been extremely consistent on self breast exams and know them well. I have recently been having burning in my left breast and found a lump about a week ago. My doctor however doesnot feel it. It seems to be there in some positions but not others. I feel it when standing and sitting but not laying down. I do not have to use much pressure at all to feel it. Should I be concerned or should I trust that my doctor knows more than I? I know my breast but she has the medical knowledge. I am confused. Do I need another opinion?

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replied January 31st, 2007
Breast Cancer Answer A2233
I must assumer that your ovaries were removed in addition to the uterus during the complete hysterectomy because you have been taking Premarin (estrogen replacement hormones) since then.
If you think that you found a lump in the breast you might consult another doctor for a second opinion. If the second opinion is the same as the first, you can seek a third opinion from a specialist called a thoracic surgeon. If the result still indicates no lump, then you can be satisfied that you've completed the maximum possible inquiries into the condition.

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