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    When I feel my breast, deep down (I know you're meant to feel it in circular motions with the flat of your fingers, but I feel this if I poke in further), there is a hard section of the breast.

    It is very hard and quite large. I can only really feel it in my left breast, but I write with that hand and known the muscles are larger in that breast so hopefully it's just muscle I'm feeling...

    It isn't in the fleshy part of the breast, it feels like it's attached to the base of my chest. It is near the bottom of the breast, to the left.

    I am also on the contraceptive pill which concerns me because I know this can increase the risk of breast cancer.

    I'm only 17 so I know breast cancer is rare in people of my age. Does anyone know what else this might be?
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    When I feel my breast, deep down (I know you're meant to feel it in circular motions with the flat of your fingers, but I feel this if I poke in further), there is a hard section of the breast.

    It is very hard and quite large. I can only really feel it in my left breast, but I write with that hand and known the muscles are larger in that breast so hopefully it's just muscle I'm feeling...

    It isn't in the fleshy part of the breast, it feels like it's attached to the base of my chest. It is near the bottom of the breast, to the left.

    I am also on the contraceptive pill which concerns me because I know this can increase the risk of breast cancer.

    I'm only 17 so I know breast cancer is rare in people of my age. Does anyone know what else this might be?
    Only your GP can tell you for sure what it is. I had similar recently and it was a cyst / abscess.
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    I'm only 17 so I know breast cancer is rare in people of my age. Does anyone know what else this might be?
    Probably a Breast Cyst, which are benign and can usually be easily aspirated.

    However if you're in any doubt I would contact your GP.
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    Go get it checked out ASAP. You don’t want to risk anything. Hope you’re ok though
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    When I feel my breast, deep down (I know you're meant to feel it in circular motions with the flat of your fingers, but I feel this if I poke in further), there is a hard section of the breast.

    It is very hard and quite large. I can only really feel it in my left breast, but I write with that hand and known the muscles are larger in that breast so hopefully it's just muscle I'm feeling...

    It isn't in the fleshy part of the breast, it feels like it's attached to the base of my chest. It is near the bottom of the breast, to the left.

    I am also on the contraceptive pill which concerns me because I know this can increase the risk of breast cancer.

    I'm only 17 so I know breast cancer is rare in people of my age. Does anyone know what else this might be?
    Call your GP surgery as soon as you can to get it investigated. Hopefully it's just a cyst or something like that, but until you know you need to treat it like it could be something and get it checked out. No use waiting and giving yourself more time to worry, go get it checked out so you know.
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    Something similar happened to me around the time when I was 14/15 and still pops up when I get my period each month, I eventually went to the GP to get it checked and afterwards was referred to a specialist unit in a hospital only to find out it was just 'dense breast tissue' which (I think) is triggered by the influx of hormones, so it could be that. My advice is not to overthink it, finding a lump is not the be all and end all and does equate to cancer but, *definitely* get it checked out as soon as possible!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    When I feel my breast, deep down (I know you're meant to feel it in circular motions with the flat of your fingers, but I feel this if I poke in further), there is a hard section of the breast.

    It is very hard and quite large. I can only really feel it in my left breast, but I write with that hand and known the muscles are larger in that breast so hopefully it's just muscle I'm feeling...

    It isn't in the fleshy part of the breast, it feels like it's attached to the base of my chest. It is near the bottom of the breast, to the left.

    I am also on the contraceptive pill which concerns me because I know this can increase the risk of breast cancer.

    I'm only 17 so I know breast cancer is rare in people of my age. Does anyone know what else this might be?
    Do you know if this is abnormal for you? Definitely worth booking a GP appointment and explaining what you felt though and how this may differ to what it usually feels like
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    yep, I'm going to book a GP appointment on Monday. I feel like I've been putting it off for ages and I'm going to hate myself if it is something bad. I'm hoping it is just some tissue but it's weird how it is a lot more prominent in 1 breast. Wish me luck!
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    yep, I'm going to book a GP appointment on Monday. I feel like I've been putting it off for ages and I'm going to hate myself if it is something bad. I'm hoping it is just some tissue but it's weird how it is a lot more prominent in 1 breast. Wish me luck!
    Glad you're booking an appointment, good luck!
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    Glad you're booking an appointment, good luck!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    yep, I'm going to book a GP appointment on Monday. I feel like I've been putting it off for ages and I'm going to hate myself if it is something bad. I'm hoping it is just some tissue but it's weird how it is a lot more prominent in 1 breast. Wish me luck!
    Mine was a lot more prominent in my left breast and practically non-existent in my right but, now it appears in both. Anyways, I'm glad that you're taking action by going to see the GP.
 
 
 
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