Did you ever felt any smooth, rubbery, hard lump moving in your breast tissue? Then try to pay more attention towards it [Breast lumps and breast cancer].

These smooth, rubbery lumps, which can move easily in your breast tissues, are in fact named as fibroadenomas.

This presence of fibroadenoma in your breast tissues can often cause anxiety and concern for you, as most of you can typically consider these fibroadenomas as cancerous lumps.

Fibroadenomas are benign breast lumps which are significantly found in women of all age group. But it is usually believed that this fibroadenoma can commonly occur in teenagers and also in women who are aged below 30.

Juvenile fibroadenoma mainly refers to the type of breast lump which can occur predominantly in females, aged below 20. This kind of tumor has a much more cellular aperture than the usual fibroadenoma and the ductual part most often has a pericanalicular pattern.

Injuries to your breast can mainly result in the formation of lumps!

Whenever your breast is injured by any accident or trauma, the tiny blood vessels present in your breast can burst and leads to localized bleeding.


This particular area which has experienced localized bleeding can be felt as a lump in your breast. These types of lumps that are in fact followed by a major trauma are usually considered as non cancerous. The traumas or injuries to your breast can actually cause damage to the fat cells of your breast and results in a condition called fat necrosis.

Fibroadenoma and breast cancer!

It is believed that women with breast fibroadenoma can have a slightly increased risk of developing breast cancer, when compared with normal females. But don’t be anxious about it! This can happen only in certain rare cases.

Very rarely, certain cancerous cells responsible for causing breast cancer can be easily detected in fibroadenoma biopsy method. But it is also believed that all most all the cases of fibroadenoma are in fact benign.

There are certain complications involved in the surgical removal methods of fibroadenomas. The biopsies and other surgical methods involved in the removal of these breast lumps are usually associated with the risk of bleeding, post-operative infection and also scarring on the skin after surgery.

But be aware of one more important thing! Any removal procedure of these smooth lumps from your breast, cannot guarantee its recurrence.

In physical examination, these lumps can be felt more slippery, hard and smooth like a marble. These lumps can move easily with in your breast. However, it is very difficult for any one to differentiate between fibroadenoma and a fluid filled cyst. So, many of the medical experts usually recommend to undergo a simple procedure called fine-needle aspiration to confirm the presence of fibroadenomas.

So, whenever you suspect the presence of these kinds of lumps in your breast, immediately consult your general physician, in order to get the Right Fibrocystic treatment at right time.


  1. Dear,

    I have a lumps in my right side breast. And i visit the doctor, she advice to take medicine. How it should reduce & is there any Self treatment for that. Please suggest me.

  2. dear Divya.
    no medicine can cure fibroadenoma. neither any reduction in size is achieved by medicines.if the fibroadenoma is large enough to cause a problem or cosmetically distorting ,it has to be removed. the surgical procedure has excellent results.

  3. Dear doctor, I am kavitha, from India, my age is now 31unmarried. I am
    having lump in my left breast for past 7 months I had ultrasound
    examination it suggested it is fibroadenoma, it is present as such and not
    growing. Some slight pain is there what can i do is there is any chance or
    me getting breast cancer is there is any problem while feeding child after
    getting marriage please tell me.

  4. I’m 22 years old and have had fibroadenomas in both of my breasts for over a year. Recently my breasts have begun to feel very tender and swollen. They felt this way before my period and it is now two weeks after my period and I still feel it. I felt a lot of tenderness and pain when I first realized I had them, but is this recent pain normal after a long time of being relatively pain free?

  5. Dear doctor, I am jhuma, from kolkata, my age is now 27 unmarried. I am
    having lump in my both breast for past 5 years I had ultrasound
    examination it suggested it is fibroadenoma, and according biopsy repot (suggest by doctor) it is non malignant , it is present as such and not
    growing. any chance in future spade more and getting breast cancer is there is any problem while feeding child after.
    getting marriage please tell me.

    Secondly it is possible to remove by homeopathy treatment..?

  6. Dear,

    I have a lumps in my right side breast. And i visit the doctor, she advice to take medicine. How it should reduce & is there any Self treatment for that. Please suggest me.

  7. hello doctor
    i m 21 yrs old i have multiple fibrodenomas in both of my breast. is ther any risk of cancer in future .i m also taking treatment for it .
    is ther any problem while feeding to the child

  8. Hello Doctor,

    I am 21,unmarried. I had fibrodenomas on my right breast when i was 19. It was taken out through surgery. Again when i was 20, i had another fibrodenomas taken out from the right side. Mamogram was done the second time and the doctor assured that there were no other fibrodenomas. But now i found another fibrodenomas in my right breast. I cant handle another surgery. Is there any other way to solve my problem?? please help!!

  9. hello doctor,
    i am 21, unmarried. i am having a lump in my right breast for past 9 months. I visited doctor few times and they conformed it is fibroadenomas and advised to take medicine. I took it for several months but i don’t find any difference. How long do i have to continue taking medicine? And will this cause any problem while feeding after marriage?

  10. i have lumps in both of my breast. my age is 27, i want to know that will there be any problem in feeding child after pregnancy ? i m worried about it. pls suggest me.

  11. Hi.. Im a high school student and i jus learned about sme of these things in my Health class.

    Replying to Shikha i would suggest that u go to a local health care department and get the lumps tested.. they may not b cancerous.. but why take the risk. yes, sme diseases CAN be transmitted through breast milk. so i suggest that you get yourself checked out!..

  12. hii doctor i am 18yrs i have fibrdenomas in my right side breast, doctor has said that u hv to surgery for this and it bening since one year the side which surgry has done the breast is not in shape its luk very bad & after so time of my surgry i fell that i have another fibrdenomas in my left breast also i am fearing to that i take surgry or not my brast are too small its not growning plz help me plz suggest me.

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