For those diagnosed with fibroadenoma, did your fibroadenoma grow before your six-month follow-up?
Last May I noticed a lump in my right breast. It was the size of a pea. I had an ultrasound and the radiologist gave me a Birads 3 stating it was a fibroadenoma (two actually, one I couldn't feel but showed up on the ultrasound), and told me to come in 3 months for a follow-up. I went in August, again Birads 3, the fibroadenoma seemed stable. They told me to come in 6 months for another ultrasound.
After Christmas, I noticed that the fibroadenoma I could feel had grown a little. A few millimeters. In August it was 1.1 cm, now I think it's 1.5, maybe a little more. From the size of a pea to the size of a small bean. I called right away and made an appointment for the ultrasound one month earlier. I'm having the ultrasound tomorrow. But ever since I've noticed its growth, I've been freaking myself out. I found a few studies online that say that a small number of fibroadenomas will grow, but it's unclear if it's to be expected or not.
My radiologists never mentioned a biopsy because the lump is oval, movable, with clearly defined margins, and told me not to worry, it's not cancer.
But I can't stop myself from worrying. I'm a nervous wreck right now. Did any of your benign lumps grow? Is it normal?
I'm 38, and I never breastfed.