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Your Hard Breast Lump May Also be Known as:
Firm bump in breast
Firm lump in breast
Firm mass in breast
Hard bump in breast
Hard lump in breast
Hard mass in breast
Solid bump in breast
Solid lump in breast
Solid mass in breast

Top 2 Hard Breast Lump Causes

  1. 1.Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. It is caused by uncontrolled and fast growth of damaged cells in the breast tissue. These cells can also move to the lymph nodes and sometimes other organs. The main symptom of breast cancer is a hard or firm, non-mobile, usually non-tender lump in the breast that increases in size.

    Diagnosing breast cancer requires a physician's clinical exam, a mammogram, and tissue biopsy. It's treatment involves surgically removing the cancer followed by hormone treatments, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, breast lump, breast mass or retraction, nipple discharge, armpit lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Fibrocystic Breast Changes

    Fibrocystic change is a generalized term used to describe a variety of benign changes in the breast. Symptoms of this condition are breast swelling or pain, as well as nodules, lumpiness, or nipple discharge.

    You should visit your primary care physician to evaluate the lump. Diagnosis typically just involves a physical exam and imaging. A biopsy would be needed in case scarier things need to be ruled out, but it's not always necessary. Treatment of a cyst involves aspirating the contents of the cyst, a mass just needs a biopsy with no further treatment, and nipple discharge doesn't require treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    breast lump, hard breast lump, nipple discharge, rope-like breast lump
    Symptoms that always occur with fibrocystic breast changes:
    breast lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hard Breast Lump

  • Q.How long has it been since you noticed this breast lump?
  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is this lump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Tell me more about the lump on your breast. When rubbing your lump, can you move the lump slightly from side-to-side?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our hard breast lump symptom checker.

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Hard Breast Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard breast lump have also experienced:

    • 8% Breast Pain
    • 8% Painful Breast Lump
    • 5% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
  • People who have experienced hard breast lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Over a Month
    • 19% Less Than a Week
    • 13% Two Weeks to a Month
  • People who have experienced hard breast lump were most often matched with:

    • 11% Breast Cancer
    • 11% Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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