Worried. Is this normal?

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   Posted 6/22/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm almost 17, and I have recently found myself extremely worried about my breasts.
I'm a 34D, and I feel like every time I press down on my breast there is some solid lumpiness. I know cancer is typically one lump on one breast, but this is on both, and its everywhere. (beside, beneath, and over the nipples).
On this "solid" there are a million little lumps that are each about a centimeter in diameter. They have been there since I was about 13. It usually hurts more during my period.

i do have a doctors appointment next week, but even now I can't sleep because I'm worried.

I guess what I'm trying to ask is:

Is this normal? I know that some tissue is needed for breast feeding if I were ever to have children, but are you even supposed to feel anything massive under your nipple? And how massive?

Thank You


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   Posted 6/23/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
You did the right thing by making an appointment. I doubt there is anything abnormal going on, but it never hurts to check it out and get some answers. Your breasts follow your menstrual cycle and are lumpier at different times. Perhaps the dr can explain all that and show you on your breasts what to look for. Good luck. Take care. MK

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   Posted 6/24/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with MK. It's probably perfectly normal lumps and bumps that is typically called fibrocystic breast disease. But it is good that you are going to a doctor to have it checked. Your doctor can show you how to do a breast exam, so that you will get used to feeling what's "normal" for you, and then you will know when something is really "different" and get it checked out. I had fibrocystic breasts, but because I did regular exams, I was able to detect a cancerous lump (and my doctor found a second one!) that even a mammogram missed.

Good luck with your appointment, and let us know how it goes.

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