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Breast lump

Posted by @amberation92, Nov 9, 2017

I was in a 55mph frontal impact about 4 weeks ago and the seatbelt caused a lot of breast trauma. My right breast was dark purple and red for 2 and a half weeks. Clearing up by the end of the third week. Today I found a painless lump larger than a golf ball. Is it perhaps a lipoma from the breast trauma? I’ll call my gp in the morning.

I’m a 25 year old female, high family history of breast cancer but I’m sure this isn’t it.

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Hi, @amberation92. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like a very painful accident.

Here’s an excerpt from a Mayo Clinic article:
“If you find a breast lump or other change in your breast, you might worry about breast cancer. That’s understandable — but remember that breast lumps are common. Most often they’re noncancerous (benign), particularly in younger women. Still, no matter how old you are, it’s important to have any breast lump evaluated by a doctor, especially if it’s new and feels different from surrounding breast tissue.”

You can read more here http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/breast-lump/art-20044839

Most breast lumps aren’t cancer, but you should see your health provider, as you mentioned you are trying to do. Please let us know what you find out.

Hi, @amberation92 –just wanted to check back and see how you are doing. How did your visit with your gp go? Hoping you got some answers.

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