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Monday, May 20, 2013
My right breast hurts
I am 29 yrs old, and I recently noticed a huge lump in my right breast. It is very sore and very tender to the touch. I never had it before. My other breast feels fine. The lump is very strange, it isn`t a neat little ball, it is long, and bumpy. Please help, what could this be, should I get a mammogram or something?
Please call your primary care physician, gynecologist or a breast surgeon to be seen. This should be evaluated with a needle aspiration (to check for fluid) and probably a mammogram, as well. But a mammogram alone in a young woman is not enough to be sure the lump is not cancerous, so please have it checked out.
Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University