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Forum Name: Breast Cancer
Question: painful mass in the armpit
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|Priya - Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:41 am||
I am a 19 year old girl. I found some swelling and bloated skin about the size of a walnut in my right armpit about 8 months back. the area is slightly painful when i touch it. i cant find any hard lumps except for the nodes. i got it checked by a doctor but she didnt feel any lump and just gave me some pain killers saying that its muscle pain. but i am still doubtful as it has not decreased in size...also the size of my right breast has increased and i feel a lot of itching on the breast.i don't have any family history of breast cancer though my mother did suffer from fibroids in the uterus. i am really worried....could this be serious...should i get it checked again.
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:48 pm||
While both your description as well as the fact that you were examined are reassuring, I always tend to respect a patient's perception of her own breast. Its tricky since you are very young.
However, I would agree that a second opinion is in order mainly because you have new symptoms and if only to put your mind at ease.
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