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Hi, I'm 50 but still having regular periods.
On my last but one, I noticed a large lump in my right breast, I thought it was maybe something to do with my period, so I waited to see if it went away. It didn't so, I went to see my doctor, who has referred me to my local breast clinic for a mammogram and a biopsy.
My worry is that after looking breast lumps online, I'm not sure where I stand.
I've had three children (no complications), all between the ages of 23 and 30, I breastfed them all, as I said I'm still having regular periods, but I didn't start until I was nearly 16, I'm 50 so don't really fall into late onset menopause, I'm quite active, I eat healthily, I don't smoke, but I do drink wine.
My lump seemed to appear from nowhere, it's about 5cm long on top, feels quite bumpy, but it also seems to move about when I touch it or if my breast is in a different position.
My dilemma is, it's nearly 2 weeks since I went to see the doctor and I haven't heard back from the clinic, so not sure if that's good or bad.
By all accounts I'm too old to have a fibroadenoma, but I have no other symptoms, other than the lump, which removes all the other benign possibilities as they're all painful.
I'm also getting over a frozen shoulder, on the right side and I've read that breast cancer can cause them.
So sorry to prattle on, but I'm just so worried.
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