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Breast pain, burning, lump above nipple. Normal?

When I lean to rest on my breasts, or even get a tight squeeze of a hug, my right breast feels like it is on fire and very painful. I palpated a small pea-sized lump just above the nipple towards the armpit. I feel it when my arm is to the side, but when I lift my arm up it is hard to notice. I am 28 and have been overweight most of my life. I only noticed the lump because of the pain. Is this normal?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
You have mentioned two problems in your query.
Firstly, you have mentioned pain in your right breast.
Secondily, there is a small lump in the same breast.

Association of pain with alump which becomes incospicous on changing position points towardsFibrocystic Disease of Breast. This is hormone responsive lesion which is characterised by fibrosis and cyst formation.
A lump in breast could also be due to Fibroadenoma, a benign proliferative condition seen in young women.A cancer of breast can also form a lump. However, your age, association with pain and lump becoming less obvious on changing position makes diagnosis of breast cancer unlikely.

You need to get Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of the breast sweeling.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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