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Old 09-08-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
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Hi all! I have noticed a lump in my breast over the past few weeks. It is on my right breast kinda on the outer upper edge where my breast connects with my chest. I have shrugged it off as backed up milk b/c ds has always preferred the other side much more but now I am getting worried. When I massage it or squeeze it, I get out some milk. It doesn't hurt until I start messing with it. I massage it while ds is nursing but it never seems to go completely away. It is not noticable all the time but definately more sometimes than others?!? Any input/advice is needed. I am not sure what is going on with it but am starting to get worried. I am only 23 and would think that my chances of breast cancer would be pretty slim seeing as how there is no family history. Please help me!

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Old 09-08-2006, 10:12 PM   #2
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I just wanted to let you know that if it was something to worry about (not that it isn't now) it would not HURT. at least that is whst i have been told over and over. but get it checked. also how old is your bfing child? don't let him choose which side he bf's from I did and learnd that ds had torticollis.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:31 PM   #3
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also how old is your bfing child? don't let him choose which side he bf's from I did and learnd that ds had torticollis.
My ds is 9 months old. I don't let him choose which side to nurse from ever. I just meant that he tends to want to go for that breast first. If I have to I trick him and hold him like he is nursing on the left side but slip the right 'boo' in his mouth. LOL. What is torticollis?

BTW, I am in North Carolina too!
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It could be a number of things including a galactoceles (milk-filled cysts) but you should really get it checked out to be sure. I am not saying its cancer but people even younger than 23 get breast cancer.
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It could be a milk cyst, or in my case it was actually an absessed hair folicle. I have to have the spot removed surgically, which sucks, but I'm hoping it won't happen again.
I say get it checked out. I had someone tell me mine was a milk cyst, and obviously, it wasn't. For your own peice of mind, ask your doc
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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I agree that you should get it checked out b/c your concerned about it, you're not sure what it is and your experiencing pain/discomfort.

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