When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Make an appointment to have a breast lump evaluated, especially if:

  • The lump feels firm or fixed
  • The lump persists beyond four to six weeks
  • You notice skin changes on your breast, such as redness, crusting, dimpling or puckering
  • You have discharge, possibly bloody, from your nipple
  • Your nipple is turned inward and isn't normally positioned that way
  • You can feel enlarging lumps in your armpit
Oct. 08, 2015