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I am having breast lump which is hard pea size in each breast. Is it the early stage of breast cancer or lumps that relate to milk still being stored in breast ?

breast lump - hard pea size lump found in each breast a year after breasfeeding Hi there. I am 38 years old and stopped breasfeeding my youngest son a year ago. I nursed him for nearly 23 months and prior to this nursed my eldest son a year previously for again, 22 months. I have always had lumpy breasts but more so since stopping breastfeeding . I have recently found two small hard lumps, one in each breast. This caused me a lot of concern since my mohter wad recently diagnosed in her late sixties as having pre invasive breast cancer , which im told is the very early stages and not in fact full blown cancer . I have an ultrasound in two weeks after my GP found one of the lumps, and Im oging out my mind with worry! Is there any chance that after a year of breast feeding I could have lumps that relate to milk still being stored? Any advice please.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

It's not possible that the milk is stored in breast after stopping breast feeding. You also have a family history of yourmother,I would advice you to consult a gynac ,get your mamography done to exclude cancer,rather than carring tension in your mind.
Answered: Tue, 21 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi, Cari Eagle,
Thanks for query.
Nothing to worry,this may be some fibrosed milk glands .
As there is h/o cancer to your mother Go for Mammography to rule out cancer.
ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 21 Jun 2011
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