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Have lump on the breast. No medication taken till now. What could be the cause and remedy for this?

I'm 27 years old and have a protruding lump on my left breast right above the nipple, just inside the aureola. It was initially a lump under the skin that, after months of being there, practically overnight became a large, tight bump protruding up from the skin that is now very painful and starting to look whitish in spots (where it's not reddish) under the skin. The bump is roughly the size of the nipple on the same breast and is painful to the touch. I tried squeezing it lightly when It first came to the surface, but nothing happened. There is nothing that I could find on the other breast, and I'm concerned by the research that I've done trying to figure out what it could be. It isn't seeping, and is still beneath the skin, but not deep. It's got a circle of reddish skin around the spot to about the size of a quarter. Do you have any suggestions as to what it may be and what kind of doctor I should have look at it? Or do I need to go to a doctor?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your problem.. From your description it looks like a sebaceous cyst, which has just got a bit infected and that is why it has increased in size.
I would still suggest that you visit a surgeon and have your problem evaluated once as sometimes this can be a manifestation of an underlying cancer. I dont mean to scare you but it is better to get it evaluated.

Hope everything turns out to be normal.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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