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what does a normal breast feel like

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
No abnormalities: A normal breast ultrasound should show no abnormal architecture of the breast tissue, no solid or cystic masses, no cluster of calcifications (which a ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: A normal breast should not have any clear lump or mass, provided you feel for it by using the flat part of your hand/fingers. Some women have 'lumpy'' ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Many variations: As develoopment occurs, slight asymmetry is normal, don't worry.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Unless you are pregnant and have breast milk, causing your breast to be wet, you are active and sweat-with a bra that may keep moisture in, it is not ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Hard, dense: Breast tissue can come in many different patterns according to breast size, fat content and age. Many patients have lumpy breast. As rule, physician ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No different: It is impossible to differentiate a solid lump from a cyst by exam alone. However, it is easy to differentiate them by ultrasound or needle-aspiratio ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience Family Medicine
Many characteristics: Fibrocystic breast can have different characteristics- you can feel something that feels like a small "bb", a rock, a pea or just an area of irregular ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Usually: A firm hard painless breast lump that persists after completion of the menstrual cycle. But small breast cancers will have no feeling and not be able ... Read More
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Black blue&tender: It may look black and blue and feel tender to touch.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Tough to answer over the computer. Fibro-cystic breast disease is very common in young breasts, and is probably what you are feeling. The best advice ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Soft and rounded: It would be a rubbery soft, rounded lump under the skin. They often feel like they move around underneath the skin too.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
No single answer: Tumors can feel soft or hard and may be painless or painful, depending on the type and location. Sometimes they are associated with changes to the ov ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnant?: You could be pregnant. Take a home test or see your doctor.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
HIghly variable: It is very variable depending on where the seizure starts and how much of the brain is involved. Some feel like jerking or burning in one part of the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Gummy bear: A lipoma feels like a soft gummy bear under the skin. They are usually encapsulated. Some patients describe pain as the tumor grows.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Soft lump: This typically feels like a soft lump under the skin. Sometimes tender. Only treatment is surgical removal, usually sone by a general surgeon woth loc ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
A Cyst: Is a mass filled with fluid. Depending on its location and cause, it can be painless or quite painful. Have it checked out by your physician or dentis ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irritating discharge: There may be an irritating vaginal discharge or if small enough, nothing at all as it is sometimes spontaneously passed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Seizures: There are many kinds of seizures. Grand mal is generalized convulsion lasting for a few minutes or longer followed by sleepiness and extreme tirednes ... 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Painful: A boil is red swollen snd painful.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
That you hAve a live: Active organ that responds to hormonal ,sexual and a lot of other stimuli.
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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