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what happens if you have a lump in your breast

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Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Need mammograhy.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends...: The vast majority of breast lumps are benign cysts. They often get larger before one's periods. They may disappear but often remain for years. A hard ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on : The cause of the lump. Please see your physician to have a breast mass evaluated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This could be : Serious. Any breast lump needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Breast cancer, if detected early, is usually treatable.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Prob benign, but...: What is the breast history in your family? Most masses in women are cysts or benign tumors (not cancer). You should have it evaluated by md and ima ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
See a breast surgeon: Self-examination definitely helps finding cancers but can be very difficult, since most women have "lumpy, bumpy" breasts; breast examination suppleme ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: A lump in the breast does not necessarily mean cancer. The risk at your age is very low. However, it would be good idea to see a doctor for an examina ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many Possibilities: A lump from the axilla to the breast could be something as benign as a non-cancerous breast mass or an enlarge lymph node. It could also be breast can ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: But unusual. Natural contents will be absorbed but leave some scarring and thickening.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
15 years experience Family Medicine
Breast cyst: Nothing. A benign cyst does not become malignant nor does it affect your pregnancy.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Biopsy: There is more than one type of imaging studies, and doctor may do more than one.If there is a suspicious mass, the doctor(s) will remove part of the m ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph node: Hello, the knot under your chin sounds like you have found a lymph node. Lymph nodes swell due to inflammation in the head and neck region. It also co ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The air in the stomach is trying to escape up the esophagus. "burp". Excuse me.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Doctor: Must rule out tumor.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: The fluid will be sent to be looked at by a pathologist for signs of cancer cells--if there are none and the lump goes away after being aspirated it w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not bad: If you have a breast lump that needs evaluation, then do not be scared off by the process of apirating fluid. It would not be much different that hav ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anywhere: Anywhere a lump is found in your breast you should see a md to determine its' status.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil?: Does it look like a boil? Or maybe a lymph node. Usually boils are tender and red, lymphnodes can be slightly tender and deeper.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
40 years experience Family Medicine
Always be concerned: Watch for any lump which is enlarging over time especially in a post menopausal woman. I would be concerned if the mass is fixed, not mobile, firm, ra ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Breas Cysts: Cysts occur cyclically with menses. If they do not spontaneously resolve, they can enlarge enough to be felt on exam. An ultrasound can tell if cystic ... Read More
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