Don't ignore it. It is probably not cancer, but not all cancer has lumps. Whatever it is you should get it checked out. If it is an infection you need antibiotics that will work. If it's something else you need to know that. Make a written note of your symptoms and go back to your dr. Take someone with you if you need support.
Hope you get a clear answer soon and that it's nothing major.
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Hi All - I went to see my GP 3 months ago as my right breast was very tender and slightly swollen. As I'm only 23 (and finished breast feeding one year ago) was told it was hormonal and sent away. I returned 4 weeks later as pain had increased and given a course of anti-biotics for possible infection. Swelling went down, but pain still present. After 7 days my GP rang asking to see me again, examined breasts again and said she could feel a slight lump around sore spot and referred me to specialist. I also have fatigue, dizzy spells and have lost 1 stone in weight over 2 months (unintentionally) Waited 2 weeks for appointment. Swelling returned with a vengeance and very tender again. Had appointment yesterday - ultrasound was performed and given the all clear. Spent 2 minutes in a room with doctor who barely felt my breasts, said he couldn't feel a lump and I was so young I shouldn't worry. Told me to take painkillers for the pain which was probably an infection, then just left the room. Didn't listen to my other symptoms. A nurse called in 2 seconds later to say get dressed and go home. I am still concerned - breast is very very tender and feels really swollen. I myself can feel definite thickness and a lump, plus I feel quite ill. So tired and weak. Am I just being over paranoid - as the ultrasound ruled out any lumps/cysts? Should I go back to my GP and demand more tests or just take advice to dose up on painkillers and ignore the swelling? I am so worried and confused. Would appreciate any help/advice. Thank you.