mrowritstimetoeat: How do I tell my mom about the lumps in my breast?
My mom recently told me to squeeze my breasts to see if there are any lumps or anything hard in them. I already knew there was a lump in them, but I always thought they were just part of puberty or something. Then, I checked on google on how to properly check for the lumps, and I did that, and I still feel the lumps… So I know I need to tell my mom about it, but how? It’s just so embarassing… Please help.
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Answer by Ali
Sign of breast cancer … unless your like under 20 so I wouldn’t know
If you don’t want to talk to her about it, just say, “I felt something, I don’t want to talk about. Can you take me to the doctors soon?”Answer by lizz
mom, i felt lumps in my breastAnswer by iBehyyerr
Just be like.. “Mom, have you ever had a lump?” Then yeah.
Just tell her what your mind wants it to and she will understand and comfort you.Answer by Lisa
Chances are if you have lumps, your mom may too. I have lumps in mine and they are not cancerous, it is only something called fibrocystic breasts. It is completely normal, my doctor told me that up to 50% of women naturally have lumps in their breasts. So don’t be embarrassed. Just let her know and go to a doctor just to be sure.Answer by mrs. holden caulfield.
It’s not embarrassing. Just tell her when you guys are alone. But I’m guessing you’re pretty young? Like in your teens? Breast cancer is extreeeeemly rare at this age. And harmless cysts are fairly common. So don’t freak out but you should go to the doctor just to get it checked out.Answer by PK
Just go to her and say, “Mom, you know how you told me to check my breasts for lumps?” and go from there.
However, before you do that, take a deep breath and don’t panic. It sounds like you’re young enough to be at extremely low risk for breast cancer. Someone already brought up that some people’s breast tissue is simply more… textured than others’. Also, I have noticed that most instructions for breast self exams seem to omit any mention of the fact that it’s NOT supposed to be a uniform mass all the way through. Breasts are not just fat deposits; there’s a glandular structure in there. I can’t seem to find the really good diagram I had at one point, but I’ve linked another one in the source section. The mammary glands can feel kind of like… hmm… nubbly burger-shaped things behind your nipples. There’s probably a lot of variation.
Anything symmetrical — that you can find in the mirroring position on both breasts — is probably perfectly normal. Asymmetric stuff might be anyway, but symmetric is pretty safe.