Hi all. Just seeking some advice.
Mid last year, I noticed a lump behind a nipple. This nipple has always been inverted (whereas the other one has always been normal). This year, I decided to get it check out as it had grown and the nipple is now permanently stuck inverted because of the lump behind it. My doctor didn't do an exam but sent me for a mammogram +/- ultrasound, but because I'm a few months shy of 35, they said they would only do the ultrasound unless they saw a need to do a mammogram on the ultrasound. No problem.
The results were that it looks like normal dense breast tissue. She showed me on the screen, the lumpy breast compared to the non-lumpy, and she (and the radiologist) were satisfied it was all normal and no need to do a mammogram as there is no family history of breast cancer. I was happy with this.
Issue is that this lump behind my nipple hurts lately. In the shower just before I accidentally bumped it and the pain was unbearable. The nipple also gets itchy from time to time. Is this normal for dense breast tissue? The lump is a little smaller than a ping pong ball and is directly behind the nipple. This just doesn't feel normal, but at the same time the sonographer and radiologist were happy with the appearance and if anything, ultrasounds should show up any area of concern...right?!?
I'm 34, have no regular cycle as I have a Mirena IUD, and the other breast doesn't hurt at all, no tenderness. Appreciate any advice!