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Breast lump in pregnancy

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CNM 26.2 has 12 years experience and specializes in L&D/Postpartum/Newborn, Home Health.

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I'm just wondering how you all manage concerning breast lumps in pregnancy. I have seen two patients this week with concerning lumps-both around the 28 week mark. I ordered an ultrasound and plan for mammogram postpartum-but I kinda felt like I was shooting in the dark. I asked my back up MDs and they mostly just said "yeah, that's fine." But I'm just wondering if there's a better way to manage this.

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arabianeyez83 has 7 years experience and specializes in ER.

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I think most people on here are either aspiring midwives or still students and that's probably why you have not gotten an answer :)

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CNM 26.2 has 12 years experience and specializes in L&D/Postpartum/Newborn, Home Health.

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I think most people on here are either aspiring midwives or still students and that's probably why you have not gotten an answer :)

I've seen a few CNM's floating around here from time to time. :D

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Yea, the likelihood of Breast Ca in pregnancy is very low, so statistically your OK playing it slow.

It does happen though, and an ultrasound is a great first step.

If the clinical picture is really concerning for BC, I would consult a Heme/Onc md, most should be familiar with imaging and testing during pregnancy.

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