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Fibroadenoma - February 22nd 2012, 03:52 AM

So I finally decide to tell my doctor about this lump I found in my breast. And after freaking out about it for months, it turns out its just a benign growth. A mass, a tumor. So in the last many, many months I've been freaking out about, but not wanting to say anything, I've had a completely treatable condition.

So the moral of this is: do self breast examines. If you feel a lump, tell your doctor, while there is a small chance of cancer, you may just have fibroadenoma. There are tests to check the growth, confirm it, and remove it if that's what you choose. But do yourself a favor and check it out before freaking out.


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Re: Fibroadenomea - February 22nd 2012, 03:57 AM

I always check myself every time I have a shower, just to be safe lol. I'm glad that it turned out to just be a benign growth for you and that you're in good health!



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Re: Fibroadenoma - February 22nd 2012, 04:06 AM

It's one of the things they rarely tell young girls. I think it's important to know. If I knew then what I know now, I could have caught it earlier. But unfortunately, it's one of the things that's brushed past in the last few minutes of girls sex ed.


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Re: Fibroadenoma - February 22nd 2012, 04:04 PM

I found out I had that too. They do recommend getting it removed though, because each time you have your period it grows due to the hormones. And it can become uncomfortable (not harmful).

But I never did an exam until one random day and....I had a very large lump. Took me nearly 5 months to find out what it was. Whenever I get insurance again, I'm getting it removed. Though it is likely you will get more too. -.-
   
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Re: Fibroadenoma - February 22nd 2012, 05:03 PM

I was diagnosed with that a month ago. I too was freaking out about the lump but was relieved to hear it was okay. It does seem to be growing though :/
   
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Re: Fibroadenoma - February 22nd 2012, 06:28 PM

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I was diagnosed with that a month ago. I too was freaking out about the lump but was relieved to hear it was okay. It does seem to be growing though :/

You may want to get it removed then. As I mentioned, they can grow whenever you menstruate. And there isn't a maximum size they can get. So, talk with your doctor about it. He may suggest a consultation with a surgeon (mine did, but I never went, oops!).
   
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