In March 2009 a lump was detected in my left breast during a routine medical (I was aware that it was there). I was given a mammogram and told that the results showed nothing untoward, which I accepted. Two years later I changed my job, had a routine medical and again the lump was flagged by the doctor. I told her that I'd had a mammogram and that the results were negative, but she said that although she thought it was nothing to worry about she was referring me to a specialist. I went for the appointment and had a mammogram and an ultrasound, both were negative. He took a fine needle aspiration at the same time, an incidental finding was found and a core biopsy followed and MRI. It was diagnosed as Atypical Hyperplasia and the lump was removed by a lumpectomy and I am now being monitored annually. I went back 6 months after the op and the left breast did not feel right, a ultrasound showed nothing and I was sent away. I have had a lump in that breast now for a while and it's quite painful all the time. I do have dense lumpy breasts but they are only painful prior to a period and ceases after. This is a constant sharpish pain. I had my annual check up today, something was flagged on the mammogram so I was given an ultrasound which again showed nothing untoward. The consultant upon examining me was undecided whether to do a fine needle aspiration and do a biopsy on it, he decided not to do it. However, given that the last scans all showed nothing untoward and I had pre-cancer cells I am a little concerned that this lump feels different. It hurst for a start, whereas the other one didn't. I have read so many things where people have had scans that have shown nothing untoward yet have resulted in BC. Why mothers mum had breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy so I am naturally very concerned. I know I am a good position, but do I just go back in a year as the consultant has recommended or do I seek a second opinion?