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Has anyone had a lump in breast after a baby?(10 Posts)
Hi all, just looking for a place to get it off of my chest really. I'm 20 years old with no breast cancer in either side of my family, my son was born in February this year (didn't breastfeed). I've only recently started checking my breasts. I've recently within the last week noticed a small grape sized lump, not an irregular shape, about 4cm above my areola. It is mobile if I physically move it around but wouldn't say it's floating around in there. I have no pain and no other symptoms apart from a dry patch of skin right under where my arm would sit on the side of my breast but have always suffered worth eczema so not overly conferenced. Obviously I will book a GP appointment for Monday but I just can't stop looking at my little boy and thinking the worst
I had a lump when I started breastfeeding 6 months ago. I went to the GP who gave me antibiotics in case it was mastitis. I went back 3 times as they said to massage it out in the shower or massage whilst feeding. After the last visit I was referred as I couldn't reduce the size of the lump. At the breast clinic I had a physical examination and then an ultrasound. They said my lump wasnt anything to worry about and should go once I've stopped feeding. It does get bigger when I haven't fed for a while so it's a blockage of some kind but the consultant didn't give my lump a name.
You've done the right thing going to the GP. If you've tried the usual things of massage during a hot shower then you'll prob be referred for a scan. Easy to say I know but try not to worry blockages are quite common even if you're not breastfeeding as your milk still would have come in a few days after the birth. Just look out for signs of mastitis as it can come on very quickly and leave you feeling very ill
@Ilovechocolate01 Thanks for your response
I've made a GP appointment for tomorrow morning
I had one half way through pregnancy - it may well be what's called a fibroadenoma- they grow with a surge of hormones like in pregnancy - you will likely get referred to the breast clinic and have a scan and biopsy to confirm it they only remove them if they get big, mine is 19mm so they leave it alone xx
Yes i did after attempting to breast feed. This happened about 6months after the birth. It was a milk duct so might not be anything serious
I found a lump after my 3rd baby (I breastfeed all 3) I was a bit concerned because he was 3 years old and I'd stopped. My doctor referred me on to the breast clinic which took 12 weeks for non emergency appointment. I went along and doctor felt around for all the lumps, she sent me for a scan, then took me back for the results (altogether the appointment was 3hrs) Thank goodness it was nothing to be worried about, It was just the ducks in my breast. I'm not sure of all the medical names.
I had one after first baby-it was/is a lactoma-spurted milk when they aspirated it! It is still there now and does go up and down a bit with hormonal changes and is still mobile. I have it checked yearly but all ok.
I had one after my 2nd dc, whilst I was still breastfeeding. It was about the size of an egg and was to the side of the breast. The Dr wasn't sure if it was a tumour or an abscess, as it didn't look classically like either. They operated and it was an abscess (thankfully), it just looked atypical because it had already drained of fluid.
Get it checked and good luck
I have a fibroadenoma that popped up about 6 months post partum. No one else could feel it, not my GP or the breast clinic. The consultant actually said to me "sometimes normal tissue feels funny" I was like... no this is not normal tissue. They did an ultrasound and had to eat their words. Luckily it was just a fibroadenoma, which I later learnt run in my family.