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Small hard lump in breast?

To start, I'm 22, and I have been experiencing some pain and sensitivity in my breasts over the past year at varying levels, worsening around my period, and it does seem to be affected by caffeine as well. I've been pretty paranoid about it, and I've actually had them checked by a doctor 2-3 times in the past year-- nothing found, she said it was likely due to caffeine and nothing that she was concerned about.

However, just a day before my current period, I noticed a very small hard lump in my left breast. Maybe the size of a pea? It's pretty deep and just off center. Somewhat mobile, and it does hurt if pressed or moved around too much. From what I have read it seems that I may have fibrocystic breasts, but I am concerned it may be worse. Breast cancer does not run in my family. There is no discharge. Both breasts are tender, but only the left one has the tiny lump. I plan to get it looked at if it doesn't go away by the end of my period, but I was looking for some peace of mind... How common is this? Could it be a cyst? Or does this sound more concerning?
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replied February 16th, 2018
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i believe that it is cyclical variation and there is nothing to worry about. It happens to every girl in her periods when her progestational phase is at its peak when menses about to begin. So no worries everything is fine as you have already been checked at least two to three times.

Take care.
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