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Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? Im 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? Im 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Fairly common: Best option to start with OB or primary doc. Yes, you can get breast abscesses not related to breast feeding. Cysts are also very common. Many women can have perfectly normal mammogram/ultrasound and have pain. Should have those 2 tests, to make sure all is well. Cancer, though unlikely, is a possibility, and is usually detectable with those screening tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Uncertain: The whi study carried out by the nih in the last decade found an increase in the rate of breast cancer in women taking Medroxyprogesterone acetate (mpa) plus mixed conjugated equine estrogens, but not in women taking the estrogen alone. This casts suspicion of mpa but it certainly does not prove that it increases the risk of breast cancer. It does not increase the risk of breast infections. ...Read more

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Can you get a breast infection from partner sucking breast? I have a sore swollen mass and will it go away on it's own or require treatment?

Can you get a breast infection from partner sucking breast? I have a sore swollen mass and will it go away on it's own or require treatment?

Mastitis: You might have developed mastitis which is infection of the breast tissue, a common condition breastfeeding female get. If the area is red, warm, painful, i suggest you see a doctor for evaluation. If it is indeed infected, you would need an anti-biotic for treatment of it. ...Read more

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I'm weaning my 15 month old. He's down to one feeding at night. Whenever i try to skip the feeding i get very sore. Breast infection?

I'm weaning my 15 month old. He's down to one feeding at night. Whenever i try to skip the feeding i get very sore. Breast infection?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Cysts, fibroadenoma: Cysts and fibroadenomas are two non-cancerous breast masses that can be found in men. Although male breast cancers only account for 1% of all breast cancers, a suspicious mass should always be evaluated. Your lump should be evaluated with a combination of physical exam, mammography and ultrasound as necessary. Please follow up with your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a tender small lump in my right breast. Can it be aninfection or is it possible that it might be cancer?

I have a tender small lump in my right breast. Can it be aninfection or is it possible that it might be cancer?

Could be either: The lesion needs to be examined and if needed a biopsy, either open or needle biopsy may be needed. You may get away with a fine needle aspirate if that provides the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Getting worried.Noticed small tender lump jul16, tenderness went away but now it spread & feels wide and flat, tender again, above left breast, cancer?

Getting worried.Noticed small tender lump jul16, tenderness went away but now it spread & feels wide and flat, tender again, above left breast, cancer?

Unlikely: To be cancer, but you need to see a doctor for an exam to help you determine what you are feeling & give you information for proper future breast self exams. Don't try to guess yourself, get a proper exam with a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my breast lump is a breast cancer?

How can I tell if my breast lump is a breast cancer?

Get it checked: The only way to know is to get it checked. Mammography or ultrasound may show the answer or you may need a biopsy for unknown or questionable lumps. Most can be diagnosed with a core needle biopsy which does not require going to surgery. Talk to your doctor to see what is best for you. ...Read more

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If I got a painful breast lump at the age of 15, could this be breast cancer?

If I got a painful breast lump at the age of 15, could this be breast cancer?

No: A breast mass at this young age is usually a fluid filled cyst or a noncancerous mass called a fibroadenoma. I recommend seeing a physician or gynecologist for a physical examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Dhaval Shah
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Breast Infection (Definition)

Breast infection, also known as mastitis, indicates inflammation of breast tissue or overlying skin. Most commonly mastitis is caused by bacteria which has entered the breast tissue through a break or crack in the skin, often near the nipple, resulting in swelling and tenderness. Most often mastitis is associated with breastfeeding or physical injury to the breast and ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more