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I have a clot type lump on
the left side of the chest, under the nipple. A long time ago, a friend
of mine pinched my left nipple hard and twisted it mecheviously. Now
I am 18 and a few months back the lump used to swell and hurt when touched.
Nowadays it only swells when I exercise or go to gym. The doctor told
me there is nothing to worry about and gave some medicine. I went to
the doctor again when it swelled hard and told me to do a mammography
test. She told me it's not necessary but it will be better to do it.
No discharge is observed from my nipple. I haven't done the mammography
test yet. What is the exact cause and what should I do? Is it serious?
Now the clot has become softer. Harshit
Answer: Dear Harshit,
A lump on the chest can be a symptom of several conditions such as:
- Breast cancer
In order to get a correct diagnosis, different tests may need to be performed. In order to rule out cancer, a biopsy may be necessary, where the doctor removes the lump and analyzes it for cancerous cells.
A sebaceous cyst usually occurs due to swollen hair follicles. These type of cysts can usually be ignored but if they become inflamed and tender you can have them surgically removed.
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