When should I call my healthcare provider about a breast lump?

Breast tissue is naturally lumpy. If the lumpiness feels like the rest of your breast, or like your other breast, you probably don’t need to worry. Call your provider if you notice:

  • An unusual lump or mass in your breast or armpit that feels harder than the rest of the breast.
  • One breast that feels different than the other breast.
  • Other breast changes including nipple inversion (turning inward), dimpled skin, or bloody/clear nipple discharge.
  • Redness, pain or tenderness in your breast.

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