Hard Area Under Right Areola, What Could it Be?

My partner has a hard area underneath her right aerola which seems to have come on overnight. She says it is painful and also has an inverted nipple on the same breast but has had this for a Long time. Her left breast is fine. She has not had any children and is aged 31. Can you help?

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What to do if there is a new hard area under the nipple?

Any new hard area or mass under or around the nipple or breast should NOT be ignored.  There are a number of conditions which could cause a hard mass, one of which is breast cancer. Have your partner check with her physician and be seen as soon as possible.  

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