The result is an enlarged, red and inflamed breast that can feel sore to the touch. A study published in the journal radiology in 2002 indicates that patients with inflammatory breast cancer also experience a thickening of the skin on the breast as well as a stiffening of tissue within the breast, leaving the breast feeling abnormally thick. first 2 doctors i saw said i had a lump on my right breast above my nipple. I was forwarded onto a surgeon and she examined me and told me it was more a mass of thickened skin tissue. For the past 3 months i have had a pain in my right shoulder and down through my arm also. Thickening breast tissue? Hi, i am new to this so please bare with me. I attended the doctors today with an unusual feeling in my left breast i have felt for some time. My doctor said she could feel a significant thickening in my breast but not to worry. During a breast screening my doctor detected a firm ill-defined non-mobile thickening of the breast tissue in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast. However, my doctor was still concerned and requested an mri which was also inconclusive but disclosed a 9mm. While some causes of breast thickening are benign and not a cause for concern, these changes are also linked to some types of cancer. If you notice thickening of your breast tissue, seek medical advice. Shifts in hormonal levels in some women lead to symptoms known as fibrocystic changes. Hi im max, ive had pain in my left breast when i press on it and a little in my right for about a month, also i have noticed a thickening of the breast tissue below my left nipple, it feels like there is more tissue and there are a few small gristle like lumps too. looking for advicse regarding breast tissue thickening, i recently noticed a solid area in my right breast under the nipple area. I was referred to the breast clinic by my gp and saw a prinvate consultant yesterday. He was very passive and after doing an inital assessment he agreed that he could not feel a lump but breast thickening, and has. You may also feel a lumpy thickening in your breast caused by an excess growth of fibrous tissue. Who gets fibrocystic breast disease? Any woman can get fibrocystic breast disease, but it most. Breast cancer can have several symptoms, but the first noticeable symptom is usually a lump or area of thickened breast tissue. Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but its always best to have them checked by a doctor.