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A small movable lump on the breast

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Hi, I have a small moveable lump on the side of my breast, i can push it about and only feel it when i hold my arm up above my head. It does hurt when i press it and prod it. What could it be? My husband says it's probably a gland. I've had it for a few months and was just wondering if this is normal?

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replied January 27th, 2010
Breasts Answer A9543

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. As described by you, there’s a possibility of it being a lymph node (gland) of the axilla (armpit). It can frequently get enlarged due to any infection of the upper limb (hand, arm or forearm).

These glands usually melt away after some time. Hence, what’s concerning me is its presence for the past few months which is not a good sign.

For further analysis of the same, I would suggest an FNAC (fine needle aspiration and cytology) of the gland and a mammogram to rule out a growth of the breast. Please do consult a surgeon for the same as it’s not possible to make a diagnosis online without a physical examination. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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