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Dr. Abby, Board Certified MD
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Hello, how long have you had the lump? What is your question regarding the lump?

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How long have you had the lump?
What is your question regarding the lump?

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i have had the lump about 3 years,it was very tiny and did not grow in size until about the last 6 months or so it has grown alot bigger,it is not painful though.
Thank you for clarifying,

I understand how stressful breast lumps are.

As you likely know, any time a breast lump is found, it needs to be evaluated with a mammogram and an ultrasound.
The ultrasound should be able to discern if the lump is solid or a cyst.
If it appears to be a simple cyst, no further evalutation is needed.

If it does appear to be solid, then a biopsy would be necessary....keep in mind that most breast lumps ARE benign.

I would make an appointment with either your primary care doctor or your ob/gyn as soon as possible so that the lump can be evaluated right away.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions,

Dr Abby

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