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i discovered a tiny little lump in my breast

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Ive already made a doctors appt. to check this out, but my names kelly and im 19 (turning 20 in a week). last night i discovered a tiny little lump in my breast, beneath my left nipple. its about the size of a cherry pit and its just about as hard. it doesnt hurt, but i think its sore right now because ive been feeling around and touching it since ive found it. my whole boob kind of hurts.. and im just freaking out because my aunt passed away from breast cancer in 2004. could it just be a hormonal thing? im on my menstrual cycle right now. and i take birth control (levora).

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replied May 16th, 2011
Breast Cancer Answer A23015
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The ‘lump’ that you describe and feel could be the normal lactiferous ducts that you feel under the nipple. You can also feel breast nodules or lumps in breast tissue during your period time due to hormonal changes. However a thorough examination done by your doctor/gynecologist will help to know if there is anything serious. It is difficult to comment on exact nature of the problem without examining you. Stop touching/stimulating it to have faster pain relief. If there is family history of breast cancer, then a screening mammogram would be recommended. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and management.
Take care.

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