A growing lump

What do you think
remove it right away - 66.7%
wait till im done breastfeeding - 0.0%
get a second opinion on the lump - 33.3%

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Hammer Tyime
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   Posted 12/12/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I know its proably nothing, or at least not that big of a deal. Im 23 almost 24 and at the age of 22 my doctor pound a pea size lump in my right breast. She said that we would keep an eye on it. Later on  that pea grew to the size of a smaller marble, so once again I went to the doctor and they mamogramed it. This time I was sent to see a breast surgen who then told me he believed it to share alot of signs of a fibroadenoma, and wanted to remove it since it was growing. I had just given birth to my son 2 and 1/2 months prior, but when he told me fibroadenomas were benigh I chose to wait till I was done breastfeeding to remove it. Plus im terified of having any type of surgery. But now that marble has turned into the size of a quarter. My husband wants it out, what should I do. Do you think it would really hurt to continue to wait till im done breastfeeding. And is it possible that what they think is a fibroadenoma could be something more serious?
Hammer Tyime   

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   Posted 12/12/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome! I vote to have it removed right away!! It might very well be benign as 80% of lumps are, but if by chance it was not, you want to be here for your baby and husband. Having it removed will at least answer the question for sure, and then you can go on from there. Please let us know what you decide. I am sure others here will chime in with their votes. Take care.
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   Posted 12/12/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hammer,

I also think you should have it removed now. You will still be able to breast feed - there is a lot of information about preparing for surgery while breastfeeding, and your local La Leche League will have a leader who can surely give you support, advice, and maybe contact with another mother who went through something similar.

Have they considered doing a core biopsy to see if there is reason to remove it right away? The growing size is a concern, but if you were thinking of breastfeeding until 6 months, that's not too much longer. A year of breastfeeding, well then remove the lump now.

Just my thoughts. I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on TV. (I love that line.)

Take care and let us know how things play out for you!!

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   Posted 12/13/2007 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there.....I would definitely look into having it removed. My personal opinion is that when anything is growing, it needs to be removed. I understand your concerns about breast feeding, but as mentioned you can get info on that. Chances are it is benign, but from personal experience w/ a thyroid tumor, growing lumps can cause more problems than originally thought!! I hope this isn't your case, and let us know how you are doing. I am in the midst of getting my breast lump checked out by a specialist. I know this is a scary time. Please take care.

Jen  smurf

Hammer Tyime
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   Posted 12/13/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for everyones thoughts and concerns. I set up an appointment to once again see the breast surgon. I am just so horrified of any type of surgery. And yes its proablly not anything to be of real concern about, but I cant help but worrying. Exspecially since the lump is imoblile unlike a fibroadenoma. I know the chances are slim to none but after doing some research of my own it sounds more like a Phyllodes tumor. I guess theres really only one way to find out.

Thanks again.
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