Breast lumps can come and go and are common in many teens. Your breasts may feel lumpy and sore before your menstrual period. Some women may have lumps when they are breastfeeding.
Most lumps are normal and go away on their own. But it's important to see your doctor to check any changes you find to make sure you don't have cancer. Have your doctor check any lumps that are larger, harder, or not the same as the rest of your breast tissue.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 20, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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