I am concerned with a lump I just found in between my breasts where the bra line is. I think it is on the breast bone. It is hard and I have a heavy pain like something is constricting. Please help me find out what this could be.... cancer?
Most breast lumps, particularly in younger women, are not caused by cancer but are benign, non-cancerous lumps.
The lump in your case, can be due to fatty necrosis, which can occur due to constant pressure and injury associated with friction of clothes. Other possible lumps arising within the breast can include - breast cysts, benign tissue growths like fibroadenomas and or infection related abscesses.
For a proper diagnosis and proper treatment of your condition, you should consult your doctor and undergo a few tests like ultrasound (breast) which will help in providing proper treatment.
In the mean time, you can get relief from your symptoms with OTC pain killers like advil or tylenol.
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