Just got back from the doctors, have a lump on the bottom of the left breast. Can move it side to side between fingers. When she checked I didn’t even need to point it out to her or do any digging she found it within 30 seconds super easily. She said it could be a cyst or something. I’ve been breast feeding 8 months now. She said go back in 2 weeks if it’s still not gone. I don’t know what I’m expecting from posting here but I’m so anxious please reassure me!
Every lump, every single one, warrants an ultrasound, which is perfectly safe to do while breastfeeding. An ultrasound will give the consultant enough information to push investigations further if necessary.
It is incredibly common to develop a lump (or several) when breastfeeding. I've always ended up with breast ultrasounds when breastfeeding my kids because of a lump (caused by a blocked milk duct).
I'm surprised your GP didn't refer you. I'd either ring up and push for one OR you can pay out of pocket for a private ultrasound (I do this every couple of years for a pelvic scan). It's an expense, but worth it. Still, it shouldn't have to come to this. You should just expect to be referred to the breast clinic. I suppose if the lump is very, very recent, this is her reason for waiting two weeks.
It is almost certainly a benign lump related to breastfeeding and your own fluctuating hormones. But best to act quickly with lumps so you can rule out your concerns. Call back and get referred. Good luck!
I had similar (well I still do) even down to location. GP referred me to the hospital and a Consultant checked it and then the other breast "just in case" which came as a shock. I can't remember exactly what he said it was but he offered to remove it but said that would just be cosmetic as wasn't anything bad. That was about 12 years ago, it's still here, still the same size.