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14 year old female

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 4, 2007
  • 01:16 AM

About a couple of weeks ago, while I was on my period I found that I had a lump. Remembering that I had heard that you can often find lumps while on your period, I didn't really think anything of it.
When I stopped my period, I checked my breast again and found that I still had the lump. I was a little scared and didn't tell my mom until the next Saturday. She immediately brought me to the nearest med clinic, and the doctor said that he thought that the lump was most likely an infection of the gland(he said the lump is where the gland that makes milk in women).
The doctor reassured my mom and I, saying that there had not been any research showing a woman my age having breast cancer. He ended up sending me home with antibiotics and told me that if the lump didn't go away in two weeks, to go to my regular doctor to get a check-up. It's only been a week and the lump has gotten smaller, but I'm still worried.
My mom and I went to the bookstore and found something called "fibradenoma". The description is exactly what I have: a lump that is smooth, feels like a marble, and is easily moved within the breast. I'm still worried. What do ya'll think?

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  • I'm 15 and I have the same thing. I believe it's completely hormonal. Don't worry about it. Most women don't start worrying about breast cancer until about age 40, when menopause begins. Lumps before then shouldn't be a problem- it's good that the antibiotics are helping, but don't go in for any unneccesary surgery.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 06:45 AM
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  • Breast cancer in girls your age is EXTREMELY rare. Fibroadenomas shouldn't fluctuate with your period. A cyst would fluctuate and it would feel like a water balloon, whereas a fibroadenoma would feel like a rubber ball. Both however are completely benign (nothing to worry about). I would say though that if the antibiotics are decreasing its size then it probably is like the doctor said just a simple infection. I want to commend you on doing a self breast exam, it is an extremely important routine to get into!
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