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Lump in breast

I have developed a lump in the breasts, it has been there  for 9 to 10 months. Before it was normal. Recently it has started hurting when touched. What it can be? What are the causes? Should I be really concern? How will I get reilef?
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There are several types of benign (non-cancerous) breast lump, most of which are harmless and are caused by hormonal changes that occur at different times in a woman's life, such as during the menstrual cycle.. Common types of benign breast lump include: Fibroadenoma – a firm lump that moves around easily in the breast and is more common in younger women Breast cyst – a smooth, firm fluid-filled lump most commonly seen in women aged 30 to 60 breast abscess – a painful collection of pus that forms under the skin of the breast, usually as the result of a bacterial infection. Consult Surgeon for further evaluation and treatment...
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