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Q: Movable lumps??

I have been having breast pain for a while now. I have been checking my self and i have been feeling a few movable small lumps. I been having one movable lump and the dr said it was nothing. The sonogrm was normal. What can it be?? i feel about 4 or 5 tiny ones. I press on them and they move. There not hard and round.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/20/10 8:42pm

Sounds very much like cysts. Please read our post on fibrocystic change, and on breast lumps - I think you'll find both of those very helpful. Good luck - PJH

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lilonex786, Community Member
5/21/10 4:23pm

hi, the nurse said it wasnt cyst. Should i ask for another test? they hurt also

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/21/10 8:07pm

Did the nurse tell you what they are? Fibroadenomas, perhaps? They're explained in the post on fibrocystic change I pointed you to. If you still have these painful lumps after a month (one complete menstrual cycle), then you might want to go back and ask that you be tested until it's determined what's causing them. They don't sound at all like breast cancer, but perhaps they're treatable - if you can figure out what they are. Good luck - PJH

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lilonex786, Community Member
5/22/10 2:02am

She said it was nothing and that if in 3 months they dont go away to come back. Its been more than 3 months. I hope the removal wont be surgeryEmbarassed?

 I have alot of lil lumps.

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lilonex786, Community Member
5/22/10 2:05am

Can it eventually turn into cancer? thanks

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/22/10 8:08am

If it's fibrocystic change, there's no evidence that it turns into cancer; but it can be very uncomfortable. Lots of little lumps sonds like something that might be treated with hormone therapy of some kind, or drugs, rather than surgery. It wouldn't make sense to have to go in and remove a whole series of small lumps. At any rate, you might want to get a second referral from a breast specialist at some point, if you're not satisfied with your next appointment with your current doctor. Hope this resolves itself soon - PJH

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lilonex786, Community Member
5/22/10 7:16pm

THank you sooo much!!!Smile

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By lilonex786, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/29/12, First Published: 05/20/10