A breast lump is a swelling, protrusion, bulge, or bump in the breast that feels distinct from the surrounding breast tissue or the breast tissue in the same area of the other breast. Breast lumps are a common occurrence and may have a number of distinct causes. Common types of breast lumps include- a breast cyst, a fibroadenoma, breast cancer and fibrocystic breast and the symptoms may vary according to the type. For breast cancer, symptoms may include discharge from the nipple; the lump may feel firm, inverted nipple, red and swollen skin on the breast. A breast cyst may feel firm and is round in shape with distinct edges. You may also experience pain if the cyst is particularly large. Fibroadenomas are common in younger women and have a rubber-like texture. They are painless and are in well-rounded shape. Fibrocystic breast is a benign condition and people may experience tenderness.