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What is the lump near the breast during pregnancy?

I am 9 weeks pregnant, 35 years old. Tonight I found a rather large lump on my right side next to my breast (but not on my breast at all). It's visible just by looking at me and comparing to my left side. It's not painful and I don't feel anything substantive or hard. It's about three -four inches and goes from my side around to my back. I have a check up with my ob on Friday but am curious to know what might be going on. First time being pregnant. Have had some pain when I lay on my side and rest my arm in that area but I assumed it was due to the painful breast issues that comes with pregnancy. Any ideas?
Mon, 9 Jun 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi.
Certainly this is a rare finding .
Usually no one gets such lumps in an early pregnancy and you feel it to be NOT from the breast.
IT is best to undergo a clinical examination ASAP, ultrasonography ( MAMMOGRAPHY SHOULD NOT BE DONE DURING PREGNANCY) and FNAC if there is a lump.
There are rare conditions which worry me develop during this period only as you are getting pregnant for the first time. So it is urgent to confirm that this is not a serious condition like cancer or so.
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