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hard lump after breast biopsy

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast biopsy: A firm palpable "lump" at age 35, with a breast bx which shows "fibrosis and sclerosis" (both benign findings) is reassuring. If there is a history o ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Post biopsy lump: Could be residual hematoma from the biopsy. Also scar formation or oil cyst formation/ fat necrosis. All of these are benign processes, but best to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Time: How long ago was the lump removed? What you are feeling may be the result of inflammation and fibrosis induced by surgery. If the lump persists after ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
unlikely: Most probably , after breast biopsy patient has focal hemorrhage and small area of fat necrosis, as previous site of biopsy. Breast tissue predominant ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Any lump of breast in adult breast including male ( 1% of breast cancers are in men ) should be considered as malignant lesion unless proved other ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Lump after biopsy?: If the biopsy was well done with the minimal risk of error, and the result was normal ( no cancer) then the lump may simply be an internal scar. Some ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
59 years experience General Surgery
See PCP: Make appointment to see your family physician. At 32 years, cancer of the breast is not common but not infrequent but you must be sure. "all lumps of ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Perhaps: Men can get breast cancer, although it is rare. You should be evaluated by health care provider.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "bl ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Second opinion and: make sure you obtain bilateral breast ultrasound.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get it examines: There is no way to tell in this virtual forum if the lump is cancerous or not. Please have the lump examined by a MD to make that determination.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Breast is priority: Your priority and that of the mammogram is to detect early breast lesions so that a needle biopsy dx can be rendered. The underarm swelling may be due ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Biopsy involves incising the skin and removing part of the breast tissue. The procedure does hurt but pain can be controlled and fear of pain should n ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Breast cancer does not occur in young children. Rather the breast has not developed at a young age and behind the nipple the precursor tissue or brea ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Breast lump: While you may be young, you should have your lump examined by your doctor.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Breast self exam adv: I would advise you to examine your breast once monthly. The best time to do this exam is soon after your monthly period has ended. if you find the siz ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
Need to be checked: Majority of breast lumps are benign but some are cancerous. Breast cancers may be found during pregnany as other times. Please have your breast lump c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Skin mass: Sounds like you have alreDy been evaluated and scanned. So thus it may just be a simple cyst or fatty tumor. Go back to your doctor and ask him to rem ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
BIRAD 3 abn: If the mammogram reported to have BIRAD 3 grading, they also should have instructed the follow up on that, if you have symptoms in and around that are ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience Radiology
Lump: Common things are cyst and benign lump called fibroadenoma.

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