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how to know what kind of lump is in my breast?

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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Mmg, u/s, breastexam: To best evaluate a newly noticed breast lump you should she your primary care doctor or gynecologist. A physical exam by your doctor as well as an ultrasound can tell a lot about the mass and a mammogram may b needed as well. It is possible that additional views are needed if something is suspicious appearing and even a biopsy and MRI may b indicated. If u have a new lump you should go see md.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Next step: The next step once a lump in the breast is felt is proving that it is not cancer. This will require an examination by your doctor and possibly additional testing such as a mammogram or ultrasound. Ultimately, a biopsy my be necessary, and referral to a breast surgery specialist. Take the first step, though. See your doctor.

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Why do I have a lump in my breast?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Pay it attention: If you are breastfeeding and it is painful, this may be a blocked duct. Massage it, add a warm compress, take some Ibuprofen (with food), and continue to express your milk. If any worsening occurs, redness around the area, increase in size, and/or fever, see your doctor for a further evaluation.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What sort of doctor should I see first about a lump in my breast?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
One that you trust.: Anyone that can order a mammogram and any appropriate follow-up tests. This would include primary care, general surgeon, plastic surgeon, ob/gyn or even am oncologist. In the event the diagnosis proves to be breast cancer the patient should always speak to both a general surgeon and a plastic surgeon to best understand their options. If mass proves not to be cancer follow-up as directed.
A 24-year-old member asked:

When i'm examining my breast what will a lump feel like?Some

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery 30 years experience
BSE goals: A "lump" can have a lot of variations but most concerning are ones that are firm/hard and fixed (attached to the muscle and/or skin). The real goal of self exam is not for a patient to make a diagnosis but to become familiar with their body/breasts. Then if something feels different or draws attention they can seek further evaluation from a physician particularly if the change persists.
A 19-year-old member asked:

Is there anything safe I can use to grow my breast?

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Dr. James Zasuly
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Safe?: Safe is relative of course. Breast implants are safe. Vitamins and herbs don't work. Fat grafting will soon be a good option.
A 24-year-old member asked:

How can I make my breast bigger?

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Dr. John Apostolides
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Breast Enhancement: Maximizing the sensuality, shape, size, and symmetry of the breast is the essence of restoring the balance and beauty of the body. Surgery is the only true means of augmenting the female breasts with silicone/saline implants if you are older than 18. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will help you create the perfect surgical plan to attain sexy beautiful breast.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgery is the best way to enlarge your breasts.
Jan 21, 2012

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