Lumpy bump

Hi there
Several weeks ago i found an approx 2cm lumpy bump on bottom of breast. Its red, quite firm to touch, not painful and a odd shape, not round.
I left it for 2 weeks as i thought it was maybe a bite or id nipped myself and it would go away but it didnt.
I had my GP have a look at it. They werent sure but gave me a cream to see if that would clear it up and to get back in touch if it didnt go away or got bigger.
Its still there and slightly bigger, im also getting random bruises on the same breast.
I just wanted to ask if this is something that can happen to indicate something going on deeper in my boob?

Hi talulla48

Thank you for posting your question.

Breast lumps and other changes can happen for many reasons. They may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (if you are still having periods) or due to benign conditions (not cancer). For more information see our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening.

As you have noticed the lump has got a little bigger, we would suggest you make an appointment with your GP to be assessed again. Do let them know about the new bruises as well, they will be able to advise if these are related to the lump you have and refer you for further assessment at a breast clinic, if needed.

Do call our helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The helpline team have time to listen to your concerns, talk things through and signpost you to more support and information. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks. The number is 0808 800 6000, (Relay UK -prefix 18001).

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