could be a cyst or fibro., cysts can get rock hard and feel like a hard lump. I had fibrocystic breast condition, started suddenly in my mid twenties.
Depending on a patient's family breast history plus condition shape, pain level of lump a doctor will either monitor you or get a picture of it. If you get pictures taken you should get a mammog. and also separately an ultrasound which it - the ultrasound - determines if the lump is cyst/fluid or hard lump. Again as I mentioned, I have had cysts that were set to be biopsied believing them to be lumps and they were subsequently found to be fluid filled sacks filled full making them rock hard to the touch.
But only a doctor can say from looking at mammog. and ultrasounds what a mass is in the breast. Just go and get an exam. It is best found early. You should be able to get a second opinion or a referall to a breast surgeon. Johns Hopkins Breast Ctr mite do pix consults.
at 4:12 PM on Mar. 24, 2010