Lump And Tingling In Breast

Question

Asked by Nikkistg

Lump And Tingling In Breast

Hi, I found a smallish lump (about 1.5 cm spherical) in my right breast a week ago which seems round and moves when touched. I think I may have had a fever two days after and now both my breast have a tingling burning sensation and there is slight pain in my right breast. Could this be hormonal? I am 39 years old I have had two children and my husband has had a vasectomy so I can rule out pregnancy.

Answer

Nikki, you could have a swollen lymph nodeas a result of your illness. And breast lumps in younger women, such as yourself, are often hormonal in nature. As a matter of fact, you're at the prime age for fibrocystic change, a basically harmless condition that's often characterized by pain, lumps, and tingling or burning sensations, usually in both breasts.

That said, any time you feel a new breast lump you should be concerned enough to keep your eye on it. If it's still there after several weeks; and hasn't either gotten smaller, then disappeared/reappeared; then you should see a doctor to find out what's up. Although it would be highly unlikely, from your description, that this is breast cancer, only a doctor can examine the lump, diagnose the issue, and rule out cancer for sure. Best of luck to you - PJH