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what does a lump in the breast look like

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Different": Feeling for a lump in an organ that by it's very nature is lumpy-bumpy can be very confusing; usually, it's not a question of whether you can find a l ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Different": Feeling for a lump in an organ that by it's very nature is lumpy-bumpy can be very confusing; usually, it's not a question of whether you can find a l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Is it different?: Your job is to identify a change in your breast, not to figure out whether the new lump is worrisome or not. As soon as you find a new "thing", please ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Many small breast cancers cannot be felt on a physical exam. Larger cancers can be a new, firm, hard, painless breast lump. Can be very hard to tell y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Physical exam: Then mammogram and ultrasound. Maybe MRI and biopsy.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Could be benign fibrocystic disease, benign fibroadenona, or benign breast cyst. Breast cancer can be a firm breast lump. Painful abscess or infection ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Lump is a symptom: If you mean to say symptoms of breast cancer, the commonest symptom is a lump in the breast. Other less common symptoms are nipple discharge, and retr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Different": A breast lump is best defined as breast tissue that feels distinctly different than one's normal breast. Many lumps are just variants of normal "lump ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Call your doc.: Breast lumps can be benign such as found in fibrocystic breasts. These lumps tend to be bilateral, cyclical with menstruation, and tender. However if ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Definitive Diagnosis: Any new lump in the breast should prompt physician evaluation. Based upon examination findings, your doctor may order tests such as an ultrasound+/-m ... Read More

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