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Describe the features of a breast lump.?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
"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 "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue, or could represent a cyst; however, some may represent a tumor, which could be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors tend to be rock-hard, non-mobile, occasionally with overlying skin changes. Bottom line: new lump=see dr.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes Attention must be paid in adult female if the lump is is hard or firm,your physician will order mamogram if needed sonogram or even a breast MRI
Mar 21, 2012
Dr. Anne Rosenberg
41 years experience
3 dimensional: A lump should be a 3 dimensional mass in the breast that does not feel like the surrounding tissue. It can be hard or soft, round or irregular. It can be attached to the skin or muscle or feel movable in the breast.
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Always check for lumps, but if they occur during your menstrual cycle they may be tender. No matter what have it checked by your doctor
May 17, 2013

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