+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    544
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    45
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default I found a lump... should I see GP now or wait????

    Hi all
    Last night I found a lump in my right breast. I can feel it when I hold my arm up straight. Its actually on the very outside of my breast (towards my underarm) and is hard and the size of a small pea. My DH said that he thought he read somewhere that if you find a lump you should wait a week before going to the GP as it could be hormonal or some other non urgent reason and may disappear on its own.
    Has anyone else heard this? What would you do? Go to GP now or wait??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    19,776
    Thanks
    5,212
    Thanked
    7,063
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    It couldn't hurt to go if you're worried about it

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    14,057
    Thanks
    1,875
    Thanked
    2,608
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    No way would I wait. I'd go to the doctor ASAP.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    5,530
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked
    1,526
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I think you should go now. You will probably be referred for an ultrasound if the doctor can't tell if it's a cyst or something and that could take a week to organise.

    I hope it's nothing sinister (which I'm sure it's not)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    sunshine coast
    Posts
    1,528
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    47
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    TBH your husband is right. You can find them at different stages of your cycle due to changes in the breast tissue around when your period is due. I freaked out a few months ago thinking i had something serious because i found a small pea sized lump a couple of days before AF was due, it went away on it's own. I spoke to my GP about it and she said to wait a couple of days and if it's still there or has changed at all to go and see them straight away.

    If your worried go to your gp and get it checked, don't ignore it what ever you do.

  6. #6
    SuperGranny's Avatar
    SuperGranny is offline Worlds best grandma! Winner 2012 - Most Helpful Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    sunshine coast qld
    Posts
    6,140
    Thanks
    4,541
    Thanked
    2,717
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    the sooner it is investigated the better, If it is something, you have to act quickly with treatments, or further checks. I would not wait. marie

  7. #7
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I'm not one to rush off to the doctors but if I found a lump in my breast I'd be heading off ASAP!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,728
    Thanks
    878
    Thanked
    891
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Is it painful or anything? Any other changes to your boobs/nipples? are you pregnant or had a baby recently?

    I had a little (smaller than a pea) hard lump about 2cm from my nipple. I monitored it for a little while but when I told my mum about it, she made me get it looked at. An ultrasound revealed it was jut a little lump of hardened fatty tissue. It's gone now :-)

    It's always a good idea to get it checked out, just in case.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    914
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    194
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Can't hurt to get it checked out

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    544
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    45
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly View Post
    Is it painful or anything? Any other changes to your boobs/nipples? are you pregnant or had a baby recently?
    Its not painful (although a bit sore now cos I keep poking it!!). No other changes to my breasts. I am pretty sure Im not pregnant and I finished breast feeding 5 months ago.

    Thanks for your advise everyone. These things always happen on the weekend!! I think I will see how if goes over the weekend and if it is still there on Monday I will make an appointment. Never had a lump before so Im a bit nervous but no use worrying until there is something to worry about .....right??


 

Similar Threads

  1. Lump Behind Nipple
    By Caviar in forum Postnatal & General Women's Health Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-07-2012, 22:42
  2. FTB lump sum
    By MissRose1 in forum Family Finances
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2012, 18:23
  3. Lump
    By Aleen84 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-05-2012, 14:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Carmels Beauty Secrets
An online beauty and wellness site which offers simple and effective time saving methods and tips which help you look younger for longer.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!