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I'm sorry if I vent too much information but I just got back from my Planned Parenthood appt. I've only had sex once and that was about two weeks ago and since then I decided to take responsibility and have a pelvic exam. I also wanted to see if I could get on the pill too. Well while they did my exam the doctor told me she found a lump in my breast. Ive felt it before but its always been there and now I'm panicking because I thought it was just suppose to be there. Then she tells me that due to the lump I cant get on the pill which was my whole point in having the appt. Not only that but if I dont take care of it in a month than they will have to contact my mother because it would be a possible health risk to me if I dont get it checked. Its not that I have a problem with telling my mother...its just that before I made the appt I actually tried to talk to her about the pill and just other sexual health questions and just pretty much in a nutshell she shut me down. So now I have this dilemna of 1) I have to talk to my mother AGAIN and 2) I have a lump in my breast. I'm gonna try and calm down and stop crying. And by chance do you have any information on breast lumps?
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If your mother shut you down during a conversation on the pill the first time, simply don't mention the birth control aspect this time around. Tell her you booked an exam because you were interested in keeping up with your reproductive health, and this is what they found.

As for whether breast lumps are normal, it seems as if lumpiness can occur during puberty as just natural variation in breast tissue, but can also be a benign form of cyst known as fibroadenoma. However, the best person to explain what it could be is the doctor who examined you. If she didn't give you information during your examination, calling the office to ask is perfectly reasonable.

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