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 doesn't go away after 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 a lump in your armpit and it seems to be getting bigger
Nov. 26, 2020