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What happens if you have a lump in your breast

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
Family Medicine 11 years experience
not the best option: Unless it seems like an infection then yes. Otherwise i would call your dr for an exam.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Check up.: If you have a lump in your breast, the first thing that happens is a good history and physical by your doctor. Should the lump be suspicious imaging i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends on : The cause of the lump. Please see your physician to have a breast mass evaluated.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
This could be : Serious. Any breast lump needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Breast cancer, if detected early, is usually treatable.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No, not for sure: Lumps can be benign or cancerous. A biopsy is the only way to be sure that cancer is or is not the cause of a lump.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
No link: In a young girl, breast lumps come and go with your periods. They should not be linked with plan B. Continue examining your breasts before and after y... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
"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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
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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