Pregnant and I have a rash and lump


I am really concerned. I am 30 years old and 16 weeks pregnant.

I have developed a rash that is very itchy on my left nipple and located a small lump, approximately 2.5cm in diameter, underneath the nipple.

My doctor has just referred me to the breast clinic at the local hospital.
My midwife and doctor both agree that at this stage of pregnancy, the symptoms are unlikely to be caused by my pregnancy.

Has anyone else had similar symptoms or experiences?

I hope everyone reading this is well and wish you all the best of luck. xxx.

Thanks for reading my post.

Hi Sweetpea,

Sorry that you are having this additional worry at a time when you should be enjoying your pregnancy. I think you have done the right thing by seeing your GP and I think your GP has done the right thing in referring you to a breast clinic. You probably won’t have a mammogram because you are pregnant, more likely to be ultrasound. I think you have to try and not worry (easier said than done I know) and just concentrate on looking after you and your baby for now and hopefully they can get you a quick referral. Please let us know how you get on. Love xxxx

Hello sweetpea,

You don’t say if your referral to clinic is an urgent one .

If there is any change, if the rash spreads or becomes hot and your appt has not come through please phone and chase the appt. It’s good that your GP is on the ball and has referred you so quickly. Please Keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on.

Jackie x

Hi Sweetpea,
Firstly I want to say you have done the right thing in getting this rash and lump checked out. I am pleased that you have been referred to the breast clinic and hope your appointment is soon.
Last year, aged 30, I was referred to my local breast clinic as I had also found a lump. First they did a mammogram (they actually put a protective cover around my tummy as I told them that we had been trying for a baby and I couldn’t say for definite that I wasn’t pregnant), I then had an ultrasound, and finally a core biopsy. Depending on what they find, if anything, on the mammogram, they may not need to do the other tests. They may, however, need to do all tests.
Unfortunately, I was actually diagnosed with breast cancer. 2 1/2 months later I also found out I was 14 weeks pregnant. I had actually fallen pregnant at exactly the same time as my diagnosis but it was that early that it wasn’t even detected on the pregnancy test.
I underwent some cancer treatment last year, whilst pregnant(!), I now have a beautiful, healthy 6 month old baby boy and am currently receiving further treatment.
I really hope that your lump is pregnancy related (you often hear of blocked milk ducts, lumps associated with the surge of hormones during pregnancy) but if it’s not so good news, DO NOT WORRY.
Please let us know how you get on, you are welcome to contact me if you want/need to.
Take care, and good luck
Julie x

So sorry to hear that you have these symptoms but glad that your GP is on the ball and has referred you for further tests. I hope that you get the all clear when you go to the breast clinic. Regardless of what happens you will get tremendous support from the ladies on this site. There is no such thing as a stupid question - if you are wondering about something then come on here and ask - someone will have an answer whatever it is.

What I always say to new members on this site is to be very careful how much research you do at this stage - there is so much information on the internet and it is way too easy to read far too much of the scary stuff and scare yourself rigid.

I won’t say don’t worry because we all do, just try to take care of yourself and you will get through this. The waiting is horrnedous as your mind always focuses on the worst case scenario, hopefully you will not have to wait too long for an appointment.

Keep us posted on how you are getting on - and last but not least congratulations on your pregnancy.

Hi Sweetpea

I am sorry to read that you have this concern at the moment, please feel free to call our helpline for a chat to one of our specialist nurses who can offer you further support and a ‘listening ear’.

Best wishes