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??
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26-05-2012 13:00 #1
I found a lump... should I see GP now or wait????
26-05-2012 13:02 #2Senior Member
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It couldn't hurt to go if you're worried about it
26-05-2012 13:04 #3-
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No way would I wait. I'd go to the doctor ASAP.
26-05-2012 13:04 #4
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)
26-05-2012 13:08 #5
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.
26-05-2012 13:11 #6
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
26-05-2012 13:12 #7
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!
26-05-2012 13:17 #8
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.
26-05-2012 13:18 #9
Can't hurt to get it checked out
26-05-2012 13:37 #10
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??
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