3 Common causes of innocent breast lumps

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and a great start to 2015! Father Christmas was extremely generous to us and brought the family a new baby boy, so I am now proud mummy to sprog3! So far it is all fantastic, if a little exhausting (huge understatement!) so I thought I’d kick of the new year with a short but sweet post.2015 New Year celebration

One of the commonest concerns ladies have is that of finding a lump in a breast. We all worry that this could be due to something sinister but it is worth remembering that there are lots of innocent causes for lumps and bumps appearing. I’ve just jotted down a few of the commonest ‘benign’ (ie. not cancerous) types of breast lump. Remember it is really important to check your breasts regularly. Check out my previous post on how to do this and why not try to make it your New Years resolution!


This is typically the achy lumpiness you get just before a period. Most of us have experienced this at some point. It tends to settle down after a period but sometimes these lumpy areas can stick around longer.


These are rubbery ball type lumps that will move around the breast if you give them a poke, giving rise to their other name ‘breast mice’. They don’t tend to cause any pain and will often disappear on their own accord. If not they can be removed.

Breast cysts

These are smooth and round, fluid filled lumps. They have a bit of ‘give’ to them when you touch them. They are also totally benign. Sometimes the fluid can be removed with a needle to get rid of them. This is a fairly simple procedure but on occasions the cysts can re-accumulate over time.

If you have ANY worries about lumps, bumps or changes in your breasts, it is always worth seeing your doctor to be examined properly.


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