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Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

21 Apr 2019 20:08

Hi all,

im interested in other people’s experience of hard lumps in their breast. I have had a large hard lump in my breast, which I put down to a clogged milk duct whilst breast feeding. However 5 weeks after stopping breastfeeding, the lump was still there so I went to see the gp.

ive been referred to the breast clinic and I’m now waiting. It’s so hard not to worry and I’m wondering if anyone has experienced a hard lump and breast pain and it turn out to not be cancer. I’m praying it’s just a blocked duct but I can’t find any information about this after weaning off breastfeeding. 

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

21 Apr 2019 21:09 in response to Hippiechickhan

Hi there,

I have been to the breast clinic with lumps in both breasts whilst breastfeeding. I was convinced it's cancer as they didn't match any info I found on cysts or benign changes. 

They examined me and did ultrasound and these lumps turned out to be glandural changes. Apparently it takes up to 6 months for breasts to go back to normal after stopping breastfeeding.

The wait for the appointment was a torture but I found phoning Breastcancer.co.uk helpline very reasurring.

I hope you get your appointment soon and the lump turns out to be harmless.

Xx

 

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

21 Apr 2019 21:24 in response to Anita83

Thanks so much for replying. I’m so glad all was ok with you. Can I ask, did you have any pain in your breast as well as the lumps? I did have mastitis but that was several weeks ok and fully weaned now. 

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

21 Apr 2019 21:43 in response to Hippiechickhan

Hi again,

No pain in the breasts (I heard pain is a good sign) but an occasional shooting sensation from breast to my armpit.

I would suggest taking someone with you as it can be an overwhelming experience. 

Feel free to message me if you have any questions. And keep me updated with your appointment xx

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

21 Apr 2019 22:03 in response to Anita83

Thank you. I will do. 

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

21 Apr 2019 23:20 in response to Hippiechickhan

Hey - I had this too after breastfeedingand put it off for months - I was diagnosed with breast cancer end of feb- I am in no way trying to alarm you but it’s always best to get things checked regardless of what you think it might be 

I apologised to the nurse when I was getting checked as I genuinely thought I was wasting  her time 

most cases it’s nothing but always just get something that isn’t normal for you chevked

hooe all goes well xxx

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

30 Apr 2019 20:57 in response to amandajane25

Thank you both for replying. 

I had my appointment today. They did an ultrasound and weren’t happy with the look of my lump so they did a biopsy. Doc said my lump has uneven edges which they don’t like the look of. 

Im so scared. Got another appointment on Tuesday to find out my results. 

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

30 Apr 2019 21:24 in response to Hippiechickhan

Hiya 

i happened to run past your post as I also had the same thing. Grape sized Hard lump under nipple in one of my breasts discovered during breastfeeding. I stopped breastfeeding 2 months ago.  

 

Turned out to be milk glands over secreting still and were aspirated.

 

I am sure yours will also turn out to be nothing. 

 

it has now now happened In my other breast. 

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

30 Apr 2019 22:04 in response to Coconut1985

Hi coconut, thank you for your post. Did they do a biopsy on your lump? Glad all was ok with you xx

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

5 Jul 2019 21:01 in response to Hippiechickhan

Hi hippiechickhan - how did it turn out for you? I just found something and have a scan in 10 days and am trying not to worry. Hope you’re ok.

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

6 Jul 2019 21:13 in response to londonmama29

Hi londonmama,

i had a biopsy and it turned out to be fine. It was chronic inflammation due to the mastitus. The lump is still there months later.

Are you breast feeding? 

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

6 Jul 2019 21:43 in response to Hippiechickhan

I’m so glad for you!

 

I was breastfeeding until 4 weeks ago. I really hate having to wait — I wish i could just sort it immediately. X

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

6 Jul 2019 22:14 in response to londonmama29

I’m really hoping it will be something similar for you. The consultant said that lumps when/after feeding is very common but that it’s obviously best to check them out further. 

The waiting is horrible but people advised me to keep busy and that definitely helped. Keep me posted if you can. Best of luck xx

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

6 Jul 2019 22:29 in response to Hippiechickhan

Yes that’s definitely good advise. Thanks so much for responding - it really does help! X

Hard lump in breast 5weeks after breast feeding

17 Jul 2019 10:15 in response to londonmama29

Hi there, I’ve come across your posts as I have a similar problem (stopped breastfeeding 2 months ago and recently found a odd shaped lump). I was just wondering if you’d had any results? I’m going to book with a doctor asap I think. Thanks x