Lumps between breasts?

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  • I have no idea if this is just ironic timing or if my awarenss of my chest area is just heightened b/c of doing the 3 Day Walk.  I was giving myself a self exam and noticed a bump (knot, lump...whatever you want to call it) in BETWEEN my breasts.  Over the sternum.  Can breast cancer form in this area?

     

    I plan on scheduling an appt with my dr. just to be safe.

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Published On: October 03, 2007
56 Comments
  • Maria Gifford
    Editor
    Oct. 04, 2007

    Hello,

     

    You're right. Any "bump" or "knot" or "lump" felt in or around or between the breasts should be examined by a doctor. This is the only way to know for sure.

     

    As you're planning to, make an appointment with your doctor. Your awareness might be heightened right now, yes, but it's best to...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hello,

     

    You're right. Any "bump" or "knot" or "lump" felt in or around or between the breasts should be examined by a doctor. This is the only way to know for sure.

     

    As you're planning to, make an appointment with your doctor. Your awareness might be heightened right now, yes, but it's best to be sure and stay safe.

     

    Stay in touch and let us know how the 3-Day Walk goes!

     

    Best,

    Maria 

    • Anonymous
      dreamincolor41
      Feb. 05, 2011

      I also have become more aware of changes in myself because of doing Relay for Life, Giving blood and platelets, losing a father to cancer, having an extreme family history of cancer, Paternal Grandfather, aunt, and maternal grandmother, my mother being a breast cancer survivor for approx. 10 years now, a sister who is now approx. 2 year breast cancer survivor...

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      I also have become more aware of changes in myself because of doing Relay for Life, Giving blood and platelets, losing a father to cancer, having an extreme family history of cancer, Paternal Grandfather, aunt, and maternal grandmother, my mother being a breast cancer survivor for approx. 10 years now, a sister who is now approx. 2 year breast cancer survivor both at young ages, I too have felt what you describe, I have seen a breast surgeon and she said it was fatty mass, I however am not convinced and still concerned because it does hurt.  She actually called me back for a followup on this when I just went to her for calcifications in left breast so not sure if she is convinced as well. I will gladly post a diagnosis if it will help if any different than fatty tissue. 

    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Feb. 05, 2011

      I had a fatty tumor (lipoma) in my arm once.  My surgeon said they are pretty easy to distinguish from a cancerous tumor by the way they feel.  Nevertheless, because of my cancer history, he removed it just to be sure.  It was just a lipoma, so maybe I have an extra scar I didn't need, but we also had the peace of mind of knowing for sure that...

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      I had a fatty tumor (lipoma) in my arm once.  My surgeon said they are pretty easy to distinguish from a cancerous tumor by the way they feel.  Nevertheless, because of my cancer history, he removed it just to be sure.  It was just a lipoma, so maybe I have an extra scar I didn't need, but we also had the peace of mind of knowing for sure that it wasn't cancer.  A needle biopsy might be able to give you the same piece of mind without the scar!  Ask about that possibility when you go back for the follow-up.  I hope you get a good report.

  • MMB
    MMB
    Sep. 27, 2016
    Hi, I'm 17 years old and recently a lump has grown on my left breast and between the middle, in the last two days it's grown and painful to touch, what should I do
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Sep. 27, 2016
      Keep your eye on it. If it continues to grow and become more painful, see a doctor; you might have an infection. If you're about to get your period, and it doesn't seem to be growing, wait and see if it starts to shrink once you get through your period. If it doesn't, go ahead and see a doctor. The good news is, a painful lump that seems to be growing isn't...
      RHMLucky777
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      Keep your eye on it. If it continues to grow and become more painful, see a doctor; you might have an infection. If you're about to get your period, and it doesn't seem to be growing, wait and see if it starts to shrink once you get through your period. If it doesn't, go ahead and see a doctor. The good news is, a painful lump that seems to be growing isn't a typical breast cancer symptom. And at your age, your chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is just about 1 in a million — so odds are, this is something else, not cancer. Take care – PJH
  • Khammock
    Sep. 16, 2016
    I'm so scared I'm 15 years old and I have this kinda knot but it feels like a small ball in between my breast it's not directly in the middle it's kinda lower and the side but I've had them directly in the middle before I'm so scared is this a sign of cancer .
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Sep. 19, 2016
      Hi - At age 15, your chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is tiny — about 1 in a million. So please don't worry about that, especially since you've had these types of lumps before. We're not doctors here, and can't diagnose medical issues; but I suspect what you're feeling are breast buds, which are a sign your breasts are growing. Still, to really...
      RHMLucky777
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      Hi - At age 15, your chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is tiny — about 1 in a million. So please don't worry about that, especially since you've had these types of lumps before. We're not doctors here, and can't diagnose medical issues; but I suspect what you're feeling are breast buds, which are a sign your breasts are growing. Still, to really set your mind at ease, I'd suggest you see a doctor, OK? Only a doctor can give you the reassurance you need that this is normal. Take care - PJH
  • emilyhale.pink
    Sep. 04, 2016
    Hi I'm 18 and quite a few months ago I found a lump in between my breasts. You can't see it, I only feel it if I am rubbing that area and it is painful when I touch it. I thought it would go away eventually but it hasn't. It is under the skin so I can really pop it or squeeze it, it is fairly small. It hasn't grown or shrunk. I'm not sure if I need to ask the...
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    Hi I'm 18 and quite a few months ago I found a lump in between my breasts. You can't see it, I only feel it if I am rubbing that area and it is painful when I touch it. I thought it would go away eventually but it hasn't. It is under the skin so I can really pop it or squeeze it, it is fairly small. It hasn't grown or shrunk. I'm not sure if I need to ask the doctor about this? I'm not sure what it is or how to get rid of it?
  • Mirandayb7
    Aug. 25, 2016
    I've been noticing a few lumps and bumps between my breasts the last couple months, I've been super worried cause if I touch it, it hurts a bit but stuff did come out of it too so I'm not sure if it's a pimple or if it's apart of growing but I just want to know if it may cause any problems because I'm hoping it has nothing to do with breast cancer.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Aug. 27, 2016
      Miranda, since you mention growing, it sounds like you're a teenager, perhaps? Or perhaps even younger. What you're describing — bumps like pimples between your breasts that may exude pus when squeezed — isn't a breast cancer symptom. In addition, breast cancer is typically diagnosed in older women; if you're a teen 14 or younger, the chance of you being...
      RHMLucky777
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      Miranda, since you mention growing, it sounds like you're a teenager, perhaps? Or perhaps even younger. What you're describing — bumps like pimples between your breasts that may exude pus when squeezed — isn't a breast cancer symptom. In addition, breast cancer is typically diagnosed in older women; if you're a teen 14 or younger, the chance of you being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in a million. However, only a doctor can examine you and diagnose for sure what's going on here, so if you're worried, best to see a medical professional, OK? Good luck - PJH
  • BaileeNsalvia
    Jul. 30, 2016
    I'm 12 years old and I'm freaking out. I found 2 lumbs in the crack of my boobs what could this be? I'm not close with my family so I would rather not tell them. I also did get my period would they maybe go away after my period? I didn't get my period this month yet so. I'm really scared because my aunt has died of beast cancer. I've been pushing on the lumbs...
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    I'm 12 years old and I'm freaking out. I found 2 lumbs in the crack of my boobs what could this be? I'm not close with my family so I would rather not tell them. I also did get my period would they maybe go away after my period? I didn't get my period this month yet so. I'm really scared because my aunt has died of beast cancer. I've been pushing on the lumbs so the do hurt and are red. Please get back to me ASAP! Thank you
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Aug. 01, 2016
      Bailee, first of all, stop pushing on them; your breasts are sensitive, and you're probably irritating them. At your age, the chance of you having breast cancer is about 1 in a million; so please don't stress over this, as the odds are definitely in your favor. What you're probably feeling is breast buds, lumps that appear in your breasts around the time of...
      RHMLucky777
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      Bailee, first of all, stop pushing on them; your breasts are sensitive, and you're probably irritating them. At your age, the chance of you having breast cancer is about 1 in a million; so please don't stress over this, as the odds are definitely in your favor. What you're probably feeling is breast buds, lumps that appear in your breasts around the time of puberty and signal impending growth. It's understandable you'd worry about cancer, given your aunt died from it; but her death doesn't increase your own risk, OK? And as I said before, at your age — well, it's not impossible, but very, very, VERY rare. If you continue to feel stressed, please see your school nurse when you return to school; I'm sure she can help set your mind at ease. Good luck - PJH
  • WaetforderQueen
    Apr. 23, 2016
    I am 16 years old and acouple of weeks ago I found a lump Inbetween my breasts, it doesn't hurt only when I have been touching it. You can't really see it only on certain angles but you can definitely feel a lump. What does this mean?
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Apr. 24, 2016
      Hi - At your age, the odds of having breast cancer are about 1 in a million, so honestly, please don't stress about that. The lump you feel is probably just part of your breasts' development process. Absolutely see a doctor if you're concerned; a doctor is the only person who can truly reassure you. But in the meantime, please click the links below for some...
      RHMLucky777
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      Hi - At your age, the odds of having breast cancer are about 1 in a million, so honestly, please don't stress about that. The lump you feel is probably just part of your breasts' development process. Absolutely see a doctor if you're concerned; a doctor is the only person who can truly reassure you. But in the meantime, please click the links below for some good information about teens and breast cancer. Take care - PJH http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/78/177617/breast-cancer-teens-odds http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/9692/66967/development
  • aislynsanchez
    Mar. 31, 2016
    Hi I'm 16 yrs old and I noticed I have a bump in between my chest a few days ago I had this substance come out of it the open entry kinda looked like a ulcer but on my chest but now the bump is hard and its hurting .
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 31, 2016
      Sounds like you have an infection. It would be best to have it looked at by a doctor, OK? In the meantime, try pressing hot compresses on it, e.g., a washcloth dipped in very hot water and wrung out. This may help it temporarily, while you wait to see a doctor. Good luck - PJH
  • Nlc7001
    Mar. 28, 2016
    Hi i am 15 years old and 4 months ago i discovered small bumps like spots inbetween my breasts, after 1 week i had 3 of them. They were very small and now 4 months later i have around 12 and now have 2 on my hand.i have tried spot cream and they are deffinately not spots. It is very embarassing for me. Could someone please tell me what this could be as i am...
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    Hi i am 15 years old and 4 months ago i discovered small bumps like spots inbetween my breasts, after 1 week i had 3 of them. They were very small and now 4 months later i have around 12 and now have 2 on my hand.i have tried spot cream and they are deffinately not spots. It is very embarassing for me. Could someone please tell me what this could be as i am fed up with them now.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 28, 2016
      Hi - Since this isn't a typical breast cancer symptom; and since at your age, breast cancer is extremely unlikely, I'd suspect this is some kind of skin issue. Your best bet will be to see a doctor to find out what's causing these spots; yes, it can be embarrassing to deal with breast health issues, but taking action is the best way to get yourself out of this...
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      Hi - Since this isn't a typical breast cancer symptom; and since at your age, breast cancer is extremely unlikely, I'd suspect this is some kind of skin issue. Your best bet will be to see a doctor to find out what's causing these spots; yes, it can be embarrassing to deal with breast health issues, but taking action is the best way to get yourself out of this rut of worry and anxiety. So please connect with a responsible adult, someone who can help you make a doctor's appointment; because honestly, that's the only way you're going to solve this issue. Good luck - PJH
  • ravenjulks91
    Mar. 26, 2016
    I have a very painful lump in the middle of my breast & I am very scared what does this mean
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 28, 2016
      Hi - Since only about 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer report pain prior to their diagnosis, a painful lump isn't considered a typical breast cancer symptom. Painful lumps are usually the result of hormonal fluctuations, especially in younger women. If the lump lasts longer than several weeks; or especially if it seems to be growing larger/more painful,...
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      Hi - Since only about 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer report pain prior to their diagnosis, a painful lump isn't considered a typical breast cancer symptom. Painful lumps are usually the result of hormonal fluctuations, especially in younger women. If the lump lasts longer than several weeks; or especially if it seems to be growing larger/more painful, then you should see a doctor to find out what's causing it, and to treat it if necessary. Take care - PJH
  • Riri_CuteZ
    Mar. 22, 2016
    Hi all, I'm a 21yr almost 22yr female, about 5"9 and recently went from 137lbs to 120lbs in 5 days and still losing, I've been suffering from consistent headaches and chest pain some which were paralyzing and have been to ER twice in a week with clear bloods, scans, vitals, ECG and no solutions. I've noticed a lump close to my breastbone but felt in my inner...
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    Hi all, I'm a 21yr almost 22yr female, about 5"9 and recently went from 137lbs to 120lbs in 5 days and still losing, I've been suffering from consistent headaches and chest pain some which were paralyzing and have been to ER twice in a week with clear bloods, scans, vitals, ECG and no solutions. I've noticed a lump close to my breastbone but felt in my inner left breast, which is hard and rigid in the middle, its not visible on my skin but i had it seen to, and they said to monitor it for now, it is a painful lump that is move able and is distracting to say the least. I've had it for over a year but it doesn't seem to be getting bigger but it's more firm and a ridge has developed it doesn't feel smooth and I would've thought that this would've needed a mammography but I guess not. I have also noticed a thyroid TSH fluctuation, where it's either too high or too low, not a single normal reading! could this be the cause? I just need an opinion as to what I can do, my doctor won't see me till JUNE! and more and more each day I felt fatigued and weak and notice I eat less and less with no hunger or thirst. I've been tested for pregnancy all negative did have ketones in urine, but doctor said was because of severe dehydration, so was a POSITIVE/NEGATIVE reading. please help, my main hospital is St Lukes in Fruitland Idaho, should I get a second opinion?? any help is appreciated. Thank you.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 23, 2016
      Hi - I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. We're not doctors here, simply well-read breast cancer survivors; so we can't offer you medical advice that should rightfully be given by a doctor. I'd suggest, since you seem quite stressed, and given your severe and sudden weight loss, that yes, you ask for a second opinion from another doctor. If St. Luke's...
      RHMLucky777
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      Hi - I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. We're not doctors here, simply well-read breast cancer survivors; so we can't offer you medical advice that should rightfully be given by a doctor. I'd suggest, since you seem quite stressed, and given your severe and sudden weight loss, that yes, you ask for a second opinion from another doctor. If St. Luke's is a large enough hospital, they'll have a department of social work; ask to speak with a social worker. S/he can help you figure out how best to see another doctor, someone besides the one who wants you to wait until June. Good luck - PJH
  • Jasmine
    Mar. 04, 2016
    Hi, for the last i think 3- 4 weeks i have had concerns about my health, im am very scared to have breast cancer at the young age of thirteen. I have two lumps in between my breasts, they shrunk alot i dont know if they are still shrinking but i do know that they are firm, dont hurt and i can move them around alot. This is embarrassing but i do have some pimples...
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    Hi, for the last i think 3- 4 weeks i have had concerns about my health, im am very scared to have breast cancer at the young age of thirteen. I have two lumps in between my breasts, they shrunk alot i dont know if they are still shrinking but i do know that they are firm, dont hurt and i can move them around alot. This is embarrassing but i do have some pimples inbetween there to if that relates, thanks :).
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 04, 2016
      Jasmine, your chance of having breast cancer, at age 13, is so small that the medical community doesn't even trace it. Please don't worry about cancer; these lumps you feel are probably just part of the natural breast growth that happens during puberty. If they seem infected at any point - red, hot, swollen, painful – then you'd want to see a doctor. But...
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      Jasmine, your chance of having breast cancer, at age 13, is so small that the medical community doesn't even trace it. Please don't worry about cancer; these lumps you feel are probably just part of the natural breast growth that happens during puberty. If they seem infected at any point - red, hot, swollen, painful – then you'd want to see a doctor. But otherwise (especially since you think they're shrinking), just wait and see; the lumps will probably eventually disappear on their own. Take care - PJH
  • meganhaury18
    Mar. 03, 2016
    I'm 19 years old. A couple of days ago, I realized that there was a lump growing between my breasts where I had a pimple that popped because of my bra a couple of months ago. I shrugged it off, what a mistake! It now grew to the size of my 3 middle fingers wide and length! I told my mom but she thinks it's a cyst that's growing on the inside and not the outside....
    RHMLucky777
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    I'm 19 years old. A couple of days ago, I realized that there was a lump growing between my breasts where I had a pimple that popped because of my bra a couple of months ago. I shrugged it off, what a mistake! It now grew to the size of my 3 middle fingers wide and length! I told my mom but she thinks it's a cyst that's growing on the inside and not the outside. So we tried to get the puss out but all that came out was a little bit of blood. Now, it only shrunk the tiniest bit! It hurts when I breath, it hurts to move my arms a lot and I can't sleep on my side without it hurting! Now its getting hard! Please, if anyone can help me, please leave a comment! I believe it's something far more worse!
    • Mirandayb7
      Aug. 25, 2016
      I read the last article about this, I wouldn't worry as much. I have lumps between my breasts too and I'm 13, if you think it might be bothering you so much that your worried you may want to go the doctors to let them check it out
  • popolferg
    Dec. 20, 2015
    I'm only 15 years old and I've had about 10 lumps and about five spots inbetween my breasts, should I be worried about this? There pretty painful to and I'm getting a lot of pain on my breasts.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Dec. 20, 2015
      Hi - At age 15, it's entirely normal to feel a lot of lumps in your breasts, as well as quite a bit of pain. During puberty, as your hormones kick into high gear, your breasts begin to develop, and the first part of this development is forming lumps – and these lumps can hurt. Please read our Teen Guide to Breast Development for lots of details on what you're...
      RHMLucky777
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      Hi - At age 15, it's entirely normal to feel a lot of lumps in your breasts, as well as quite a bit of pain. During puberty, as your hormones kick into high gear, your breasts begin to develop, and the first part of this development is forming lumps – and these lumps can hurt. Please read our Teen Guide to Breast Development for lots of details on what you're probably going through, OK? Good luck. http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/9692/66967/development
  • kayeherl
    Feb. 22, 2015
    I have this dime-sized lump between my breasts, underneath very small pimples that I have had for years that ooze and never really heal. It is soft and squishy, and hurts occasionally, and does not appear to have a drainage point. The area around it seems like it's a bit swollen and it is all pretty tender in that area. Is this an infection of some sort? Or...
    RHMLucky777
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    I have this dime-sized lump between my breasts, underneath very small pimples that I have had for years that ooze and never really heal. It is soft and squishy, and hurts occasionally, and does not appear to have a drainage point. The area around it seems like it's a bit swollen and it is all pretty tender in that area. Is this an infection of some sort? Or a cyst or cancer? It appeared randomly two days ago and has gotten smaller, but it hasn't gone away yet. Thanks for your help!
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Feb. 22, 2015
      Hi - We're not doctors here, and can't diagnose with any certainty, from the symptoms you describe; but to me this sounds like an infection of some kind, since it's swollen, tender, hurts, is in the vicinity of other small infections, and seems to be shrinking a bit – all of which are very unlikely to happen, were this cancer. Since it seems to be getting...
      RHMLucky777
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      Hi - We're not doctors here, and can't diagnose with any certainty, from the symptoms you describe; but to me this sounds like an infection of some kind, since it's swollen, tender, hurts, is in the vicinity of other small infections, and seems to be shrinking a bit – all of which are very unlikely to happen, were this cancer. Since it seems to be getting smaller, I think it's probably safe to wait a few days to see what happens; but if it reverses course and seems to be getting worse, then definitely see your doctor, OK? You wouldn't want an infection to linger too long without treatment. Good luck - PJH
    • gigglybear7530
      Dec. 04, 2015
      I have the same exact thing! Bit I've had mine for months and it seemed to go away a little and then it just stopped getting smaller and now it's at the same size. But it I touch it, it seems to get bigger and hurts a lot
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Dec. 04, 2015
      Gigglybear, since you're clearly worried about this, and it's painful, why not see a doctor? Only a doctor can diagnose and potentially treat whatever this lump is. Since it's gotten smaller in the past, and it sounds like you've been experiencing it for awhile, it would be highly unlikely to have anything to do with cancer; still, you should get it checked...
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      Gigglybear, since you're clearly worried about this, and it's painful, why not see a doctor? Only a doctor can diagnose and potentially treat whatever this lump is. Since it's gotten smaller in the past, and it sounds like you've been experiencing it for awhile, it would be highly unlikely to have anything to do with cancer; still, you should get it checked out, so make the call, OK? Take care PJH
    • Emily
      Mar. 23, 2016
      I'm age 13 (overweight) and have c-d cups. Ever since I've been wearing a bra I have had pimples. They would have puss and usually pop. I went to the doctors and they gave me something for the scars. Now I never get pimples there (and I never used the thing they gave me) it's just all scaring. I have/had these air pockets and I can squish them down. Usually...
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      I'm age 13 (overweight) and have c-d cups. Ever since I've been wearing a bra I have had pimples. They would have puss and usually pop. I went to the doctors and they gave me something for the scars. Now I never get pimples there (and I never used the thing they gave me) it's just all scaring. I have/had these air pockets and I can squish them down. Usually they are flat, but ever so often (a few months) one will rise. The first time this happened it (hard to describe) it was less than a centimeter and was a bubble. But underneath was a hard lump (assuming thats what contained the puss and blood.) Later it popped and all that gross stuff. I have another one and it's a bigger lump inside with the same bubble on the outside. I'm waiting to see what happeneds. This is only the second time I have had this. I am used to dealing with it but should I get concerned when this happeneds? Not sure what to do. I have not told my mom anything yet either, should I start there or see where it leads me?
  • Mehwish
    Jan. 18, 2015
    I m 17 years old..one day suddenly I found a small lump between the breast..it is hard nd very small..3 to 4 weeks are passes but neither the lump is showing any growth not it is disappearing..plz tell me why best I can do beside going to a doctor..
    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Jan. 18, 2015
      We aren't doctors here and wouldn't feel comfortable making any suggestions for treating a lump that a doctor hasn't looked at. This could be a harmless cyst or swollen lymph node, but only a doctor could say for sure. If you don't have a family doctor, maybe you could ask your mother, or an aunt, or other older adult you trust to take a look and advise you...
      RHMLucky777
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      We aren't doctors here and wouldn't feel comfortable making any suggestions for treating a lump that a doctor hasn't looked at. This could be a harmless cyst or swollen lymph node, but only a doctor could say for sure. If you don't have a family doctor, maybe you could ask your mother, or an aunt, or other older adult you trust to take a look and advise you on what to do next. Let us know what you find out.
  • andrealoveee
    Dec. 19, 2014
    Between my breast starting from the top I grew a small lump well the next morning it grew bigger it hurts really bad especially when I take off my bra, I hardly touch and it hurts so bad. Should I go get it check out?
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Dec. 19, 2014
      Yes, you should get this lump checked out. While it doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom, anything that appears this suddenly and is noticeably painful should be diagnosed and treated. It might be a cyst, which can be fairly easily identified via ultrasound; or you could have an infection, which you wouldn't want to wait and let it get worse....
      RHMLucky777
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      Yes, you should get this lump checked out. While it doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom, anything that appears this suddenly and is noticeably painful should be diagnosed and treated. It might be a cyst, which can be fairly easily identified via ultrasound; or you could have an infection, which you wouldn't want to wait and let it get worse. So please don't stress over breast cancer, but call the doctor, OK? Good luck - PJH
  • Aldejha
    Apr. 09, 2014

    Since i was 16 ( now 17 ) of last year in the summer, i grew this lump between my breast. Its very painful! And, whenever i grew this lump, a bump would form and it'll bust. Blood and white stuff would come out, then the lump would go away. It has moved at the top between my breast, but it hasn't been bothering me much. Now, i believe its growing under my breast,...

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    Since i was 16 ( now 17 ) of last year in the summer, i grew this lump between my breast. Its very painful! And, whenever i grew this lump, a bump would form and it'll bust. Blood and white stuff would come out, then the lump would go away. It has moved at the top between my breast, but it hasn't been bothering me much. Now, i believe its growing under my breast, because i can feel the pain. I haven't seen a dr yet, because my mother don't seem concerned. I don't know what it is, but im a little concerned. It might be caused by depo povera im currently on, i don't know. I just need help and need to know what it is.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Apr. 09, 2014

      Aldejha, only a medical profesional can tell you what this is; so I'd suggest, if you're still in school, that you start by seeing your school nurse. If you're no longer in school, see if you can access an urgent care clinic or other walk-in clinic, if your mom doesn't want to help you see a doctor. I'd suspect it's a long-running infection of some kind; or...

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      Aldejha, only a medical profesional can tell you what this is; so I'd suggest, if you're still in school, that you start by seeing your school nurse. If you're no longer in school, see if you can access an urgent care clinic or other walk-in clinic, if your mom doesn't want to help you see a doctor. I'd suspect it's a long-running infection of some kind; or perhaps a boil. Please read our post on boils, and see if the description seems to match what you're experiencing; if so, that would be a starting place when you speak with a doctor or nurse. Good luck - PJH

  • Anonymous
    Feeling22
    Mar. 30, 2014
    I first noticed my lump 2 years ago when I was 20. I went to my doctor and he felt it and informed me it was a benign growth (non cancerous). However he did suggest I get a ultrasound to just be sure. Just recently it has started to smell slightly.. I haven't found anything on the internet, but I will be going to see my doctor soon. Hope this helps.
    • Phyllis Johnson
      Health Guide
      Mar. 30, 2014

      There are several types of benign growths that this could be.  However, it sounds like the lump is changing, so do let the doctor look at it again to find out what is going on.  I have never heard of odor being a sign of cancer, but we are not doctors here.  Let us know what the doctor says.  

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 30, 2014

      Hi - Since you mention an odor, you might have a boil or abscess that hasn't quite surfaced yet. I'd definitely see your doctor about this. Take care - PJH

  • Anonymous
    Asianish
    Dec. 24, 2013
    Well I'm 17 and I have a lump in between my breast and my mom says it's a sist (however you spell it) and I can't find anything in the Internet . Am I too young to get a mammogram ? Just to be safe.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Dec. 24, 2013

      You're not too young to get a mammogram, but you probably don't need one. Your Mom can't know if it's a cyst; the only way you can tell that is with some diagnostic testing (most likely an ultrasound). If this is a new lump, keep your eye on it; if it doesn't disappear within a month, then it would be worth consulting a medical person - whether a doctor, or...

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      You're not too young to get a mammogram, but you probably don't need one. Your Mom can't know if it's a cyst; the only way you can tell that is with some diagnostic testing (most likely an ultrasound). If this is a new lump, keep your eye on it; if it doesn't disappear within a month, then it would be worth consulting a medical person - whether a doctor, or your school nurse (if you're in school), simply to find out what's up. In the meantime, please read our breast lump FAQS, and our message to teens about breast cancer - which I think will help lower your anxiety. Take care – PJH

  • Kimberly
    Mar. 06, 2010

    I recently noticed a tender lump at the top of the crack between my breasts.  It is slightly hard, about 1/2 inch diameter.  When I squeezed it yesterday, a white head came out of the center.  Today I took a flax oil capsule I had on hand... and am wondering about dietary or other remedy options. 

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 07, 2010

      Sounds like you may have a boil or an infection. If it doesn't clear up soon, best to see a doctor. I doubt diet would have any effect on it, but you might try hot compresses. PJH

    • Kimberly
      Mar. 09, 2010

      I haven't tried hot compresses yet...  but after a few days squeezed out another white head like a pimple would... and then a little blood after that...  The underneath hard base of this lump is about an inch.

      Grape seed capsule is another addition to my diet, but may not directly remedy this lump, that is not quite as tender as it was initially.

    • princessbee12
      Aug. 10, 2016
      Hi I woke up 3 days ago with the same problem a lump thats hard at the top crack of my breasts it has no hwad but a red ring around it im scared it cud be cancer dont know what it cud be beed doinfg hot compress and nothing is coming up
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Aug. 11, 2016
      If it doesn't disappear soon, then you might consider seeing a doctor. While a breast cancer lump wouldn't typically be in that spot, nor appear red, it's worth having it checked. If you're a young teenager, though, as your screen name seems to indicate, then please don't stress too much about this being cancer; if you're 14 or younger, the chance of you being...
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      If it doesn't disappear soon, then you might consider seeing a doctor. While a breast cancer lump wouldn't typically be in that spot, nor appear red, it's worth having it checked. If you're a young teenager, though, as your screen name seems to indicate, then please don't stress too much about this being cancer; if you're 14 or younger, the chance of you being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 1 million. Take care - PJH
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun. 25, 2008

    I just found a knot between my breasts as well. I can't find anything on the internet that addresses this type of lump and the location as being significant. My doctor can't see me until next week and I'm beside myself! I'm 53 years old and my sister already has had breast cancer. What was the outcome of your exam? I hope it was good!

     

    thanks.

    • Kimberly
      Mar. 09, 2010

      I'm 52 and a knot appeared a few days ago in the same location, on top of the breast bone.  A maternal cousin had breast cancer, but otherwise I don't have a family history for this. 

      My medical plan doesn't cover evaluation of this, or removal, so I'll be interested to find out what your doctor advises, as I haven't found much information on this...

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      I'm 52 and a knot appeared a few days ago in the same location, on top of the breast bone.  A maternal cousin had breast cancer, but otherwise I don't have a family history for this. 

      My medical plan doesn't cover evaluation of this, or removal, so I'll be interested to find out what your doctor advises, as I haven't found much information on this problem in my internet search either.

    • deb
      deb
      Oct. 14, 2010

      I just noticed a lump between my breasts today.  I can't find anything on the internet about it and don't want to jump the gun as my insurance doesn't cover this for me either.  I am very afraid though, as i lost my best friend to breast cancer and her sister passed 3 months after she did.  I'm trying not to over-react, but i'm wondering if your...

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      I just noticed a lump between my breasts today.  I can't find anything on the internet about it and don't want to jump the gun as my insurance doesn't cover this for me either.  I am very afraid though, as i lost my best friend to breast cancer and her sister passed 3 months after she did.  I'm trying not to over-react, but i'm wondering if your lump went away, or what the outcome of it was.  thanks so much....deb

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Oct. 14, 2010

      Deb, it's hard to self-diagnose when it comes to lumps in or around your breasts; breast tissue can extend between your breasts, and up under your arms. If this lump lasts longer than a month, you should have it examined.

       

      Please don't stress too much over this; the VAST majority of breast lumps are nothing to worry about. But as I said, any breast change...

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      Deb, it's hard to self-diagnose when it comes to lumps in or around your breasts; breast tissue can extend between your breasts, and up under your arms. If this lump lasts longer than a month, you should have it examined.

       

      Please don't stress too much over this; the VAST majority of breast lumps are nothing to worry about. But as I said, any breast change - a change in your breast that lasts longer than a month - needs to be looked at, even if you don't have insurance. Your first call should be to your local hospital, to ask what services they offer for women without insurance. And if they can't help, please take a look at our post detailing free or low-cost mammograms for underserved women. Best of luck to you - PJH

    • Anonymous
      Zebras
      Oct. 20, 2013
      I just found a lumpbump right in between my breast, and I'm concerned. The bump hurts, and it's hard. I'm only a chiled so I plan to ask my parents to get it checked out by my dr. I'm only 14 and I'm 5ft3 and weigh about 160/50 pounds. I'm over weight, and a lot of my fat goes to my breast, and I have extremely large breast. So I'm very worried. A really scary...
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      I just found a lump\bump right in between my breast, and I'm concerned. The bump hurts, and it's hard. I'm only a chiled so I plan to ask my parents to get it checked out by my dr. I'm only 14 and I'm 5ft3 and weigh about 160/50 pounds. I'm over weight, and a lot of my fat goes to my breast, and I have extremely large breast. So I'm very worried. A really scary part about this whole thing is that before this lump/bump showed up I had a dream about having brease cancer. I need some advise or help on what I should do.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Oct. 20, 2013

      First - don't panic! The chance of you having breast cancer is less than 1 in a million; please read our message to teens for more on that. Next - read our teen's guide to breast development. It will explain what your breasts go through (including developing lumps), as part of puberty. Third - I know it's probably embarrassing, but please tell you mom...

      RHMLucky777

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      First - don't panic! The chance of you having breast cancer is less than 1 in a million; please read our message to teens for more on that. Next - read our teen's guide to breast development. It will explain what your breasts go through (including developing lumps), as part of puberty. Third - I know it's probably embarrassing, but please tell you mom about this lump. With her years of experience being responsible for both her health and yours, she needs to know. And, when you share your fears with someone else, you always feel better, right?

       

      We're not doctors here, and can't diagnose what this is; only a doctor can do that. Between you and your mom (or another responsible adult), you should be able to figure out whether or not to see a doctor. But in the meantime - don't let that dream feed your fears. They're just that: fears, not reality. And action trumps fear any day, so tell an adult and get started on the path to feeling better, OK? Smile Take care - PJH