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Thickening breast lumps

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Depends: There are many different reasons breast lumps form. When you are in your teens and twenties the majority of causes are benign. As you enter your for ... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
30 years experience Breast Surgery
Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing atten ... Read More
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Iodine depletion: When body is depleted in iodine -estrogen works unopposed causing hyperplasia of breast tissue, endometrium and thyrocytes in thyroid gland. Replacing ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
31 years experience General Surgery
Breast lumps: It depends: 1. Cysts are fluid; 2. Tumors are solid; 2a. Benign tumors often are composed of the supportive tissues of the breast [fibroadenoma]; 2b. ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Conway
36 years experience General Surgery
Breast tissue: Breasts are inherently lumpy structures. The milk producing portions are branch like and separated by fat. Younger women have more of the glandular b ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Many things: There are many things that cause breast lumps and are divided into cancerous and noncancerous/benign. We do not know the causes of them. Cysts, flui ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Breast lumps/masses should be medically evaluated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Yes: There are many different reasons women may feel a lump in their breasts. The majority of these lumps are benign (not cancer) you may have one, two o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Nodular: Breast lumps are commonly distinct from the tissue they arise in. You can always compare the feeling of a similar area on the same breast or the othe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Depends: Any nodule or lump that is new to you and different from what you remember your breasts feeling like should be looked at by a dr. Some women have lum ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: If you have palpated lumps in your breasts, plese have this medically evaluated. Take care.

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