Hi, I'm Alice and I'm 16 years old.
I found a small, hard, circular lump just above my right nipple maybe a month ago now. I know it seems stupid to have left it so long but I've lost track of time really and sometimes forget about it, however whenever I am reminded of it anxiety just completely flushes me out.
I sometimes get sharp pains in that breast but also sometimes on the other which could be irrelevant to the lump but it's still only just started since I found it. My mum recently went for an examination because she found one about a week before I did and it was just a fatty lump (thank god) but I am just so scared of the reality of it. I know it's worse to sit here worrying about it when I could have it checked out in no time but I'm just so terrified of the whole thing I've waited for it to just go by itself.
i know it's not the smartest thing but I want to leave it and see if it goes, if it doesn't I will have to tell somebody. I wouldn't say I'm scared of having a dr examine it, I'm just simply scared of the reality of it being out there to my family as I'm still so young and I wouldn't want anyone worrying that my health is threatened severely.
I felt safe coming here to tell anyone who takes time to read these and give me any advice they feel is necessary.
thank you for taking your time to help me