Thickening of breast

Last summer I found two lumps in one of my breasts which I got checked out by biopsy and turned out to be fibroadenoma. However these past few months I’ve noticed the breast to get slowly bigger and I’ve started to notice a thickening and hardness underneath my skin in between the two lumps. This has not come and gone with my periods, but stayed constant. I’m currently waiting for a referral. I am only 18 so I know it’s highly unlikely but like most of us I have been googling and gotten myself all worked up! Has anyone else had a similar experience??

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Please don’t google. I did that and was convinced I was seriously ill. There are so many unreliable and wide and varying pieces of information out there it’s unbelieveable. I got the all clear today but can understand how the wait is awful and googling is so tempting! I rang the breast care nurses twice and they were fantastic. You can try that as they really helped to alleviate my stress. Good luck xx