Can feel something when I stand up to self exam but not when I lay down??

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/5/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I found something about 3 months ago- It was not the normal lumpy feel that I have everywhere else. This lump is hard and is about the size of a silver dollar. Its under my right breast at like and angle from the fold of my armpit. It does not seem as if it has gotten any larger or smaller- but I make sure I check it a week before and a week after my period to be on the safe side.  I am only 25 but concerned as I am very admit about getting annual exams and self breast exams.  This spot is not really painful but is does feel tender at times. I have had two aunts with breast cancer-- One was a gene carrier the other was not.
Should I be concerned or just wait it out to see?

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   Posted 12/7/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I was hoping one of the younger members would answer you, but since they haven't I will. Why would you wait three months when you feel a lump? Young breasts are very dense, I am assuming you are young. Sometimes lumps can be felt and then not felt. Sometimes even when they are felt they don't show up on mammograms and they try a sonogram. BUT you need to see a doctor any case. With a history of breast cancer in the family, you need to have a mammogram for a baseline. PLEASE call and make an appointment for asap. And let us know what you find out.


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   Posted 12/7/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree, why wait? Definately you need to see a doctor. Good chance it is nothing (80%) but you want to be sure. I could only feel my lump when I laid on my back and put my arm over my head. Mine was only 6mm but I found it and had it checked. Good thing I did. I also had very dense, lumpy breasts so it was hard to feel. I had been checked for other lumps several times and they were benign. Please get it checked out asap.

Hugs, Gail
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