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How you can self check your breasts for lumps and abnormalities and stuff by feeling them?

How you can self check your breasts for lumps and abnormalities and stuff by feeling them?

Breast self exam: There are many websites that can provide instruction of breast self exams. Your family doctor or your gyn doctor can also instruct you in the proper technique. Check out the american cancer society website - http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-acs-recs-bse. ...Read more

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I have a f/u chest+abdomen+pelvis CT w/contrast scheduled in 3mos. Will that routinely pick up abnormalities in breast & axillary lns if any? Do i need to tell radiologist about unilateral tender lns?

I have a f/u chest+abdomen+pelvis CT w/contrast scheduled in 3mos. Will that routinely pick up abnormalities in breast & axillary lns if any? Do i need to tell radiologist about unilateral tender lns?

Tell radiologist: You want to be sure they cover the areas involved. Not clear what you are following up, but if you have tender lymph nodes you should also go back and see your doctor asap. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How do doctors document abnormalities in a breast exam?

How do doctors document abnormalities in a breast exam?

Breast exam: It can be in writing and sometimes possible lesions can be drawn on a pre-printed anatomical pictures. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?

I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?

The combination of: mammography and ultrasound is very sensitive for detecting palpable cancers. It is highly unlikely that your palpable regions are cancer. However, the sensitivity is not 100%, so it is important to follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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Hi. What does this statement on a bilateral breast MRI suggest? "Heterogeneous signal abnormalities within the sternum." Should I be worried?

Hi. What does this statement on a bilateral breast MRI suggest? "Heterogeneous signal abnormalities within the sternum." Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Heterogenous means the marrow is non-uniform and varies in appearance. This term is usually used for Category III bone marrow "abnormalities", which are more often benign and have minimal to no enhancement with contrast. It is a non-specific finding that can be seen with a variety of usually non-malignant disorders and needs to be interpreted in clinical context. See http://bit.ly/2c8JgAx ...Read more

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Very sore breasts. Not pregnant. Not due for period. No changes or abnormalities. What could this be??

Very sore breasts. Not pregnant. Not due for period. No changes or abnormalities. What could this be??

Medication?: Sometimes meds, supplements. And sometimes this can occur a week prior to the period. Redo pregnant test too, and have a Gynecologist do a physical exam. ...Read more

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Very sore breasts. Not pregnant have done two tests both negative. On pill. No abnormalities and not due for period? what could this be??

Very sore breasts. Not pregnant have done two tests both negative. On pill. No abnormalities and not due for period? what could this be??

Hormones: Are you not talking to your girlfriends? Sore breasts on birth control are not pregnancy. They are caused by fluctuating hormone levels. This is the most common side effect of birth control. ...Read more

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3d mammo negative no abnormalities found. Regular doctor recommends ultrasound because of breast density. Is thus necessary? Very bad anxiety

Some studies show: that combining screening ultrasound with mammography results in better sensitivity for detecting cancer than the combination of mammo and 3D tomosynthesis, so there is data to support adding the ultrasound. This is currently an evolving issue in breast imaging. ...Read more

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Bilat, nonbloody clear nipple discharge w/o pattern/obvious cause x1yr. Breast US neg. HcG neg. No prolactin or TSH abnormalities. What could it be?

Bilat, nonbloody clear nipple discharge w/o pattern/obvious cause x1yr. Breast US neg. HcG neg. No prolactin or TSH abnormalities. What could it be?

Stimulation: Stimulation of the nipples can cause the breasts to produce milk. Also, medications can also cause breast discharge. Sounds like you have seen a doctor. If they have completed their evaluation and find no treatable cause, then there is nothing 'wrong' You might get a second opinion as well. ...Read more

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Blood, hormone, metabolic panel all normal, no biochemical abnormalities. I have pcos hirsutism, hypoplastic breasts, cystic acne, irreg cycle why?

Blood, hormone, metabolic panel all normal, no biochemical abnormalities. I have pcos hirsutism, hypoplastic breasts, cystic acne, irreg cycle why?

Could be: Pcos, but you'll need to discuss w/your doctor since it's often a clinical diagnosis. Much more information is needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Before pregnancy, I was proud of my firm, b-cup breasts. Now they are saggy and gross. What’s happening? Will they ever be the same again?

Before pregnancy, I was proud of my firm, b-cup breasts. Now they are saggy and gross. What’s happening? Will they ever be the same again?

Tissue is damaged.: What makes young girls have those high shapely breasts is the amount of collagen in their skin and the amount of gravity they've been exposed to. When your breasts expand during pregnancy and lactation, the collagen is stretched and potentially damaged and there is more gravitational pull on the larger breasts. Invest in some really good bras and you will look just fine. ...Read more

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My breast get really puffy at times the only times they aren't are when it 's cold or when i get out of the shower can you tell me what i have.?

My breast get really puffy at times the only times they aren't are when it 's cold or when i get out of the shower can you tell me what i have.?

Doctor can evaluate: Breast swelling may come with the fluctuations in hormone levels throughout a woman's period. Breast swelling that occurs more randomly sounds odd, so one can be evaluated by an obgyn doc to see what might be causing it. One should write down on a big calendar any useful details, such as which days the symptoms occur, what activities occurred, what foods/drinks eaten, any meds used, etc... ...Read more

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M 32 and half yr old.hav multiple cysts in both breasts.get my u/s done ev.2 yrs.got it done 11/2 yr back.at this age can mammography be done on me?

M 32 and half yr old.hav multiple cysts in both breasts.get my u/s done ev.2 yrs.got it done 11/2 yr back.at this age can mammography be done on me?

Mammography can be: performed, but it may not be necessary unless you are a BRCA carrier, or are otherwise at very high risk. Screening mammography should begin at age 40. ...Read more

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Hi since last night I have had s pain right between my breasts on my chest but it's everytime I move it feels like pressure but only if I move please?

Hi since last night I have had s pain right between my breasts on my chest but it's everytime I move it feels like pressure but only if I move please?

CP: Seems like musculoskeletal. If constipated, can be gas/reflux etc related to GI tract. At this time of year plurusy possible. If you are older, smoker, diabetic, high cholesterol, High BP, Family hx of MI, other risk factors....need evaluation immidiately. ...Read more

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I'm now 40. During puberty I dealt with enlarged breasts and then they reduced. In my 20's to now they are enlarged. What do I do? Also have low drive

I'm now 40. During puberty I dealt with enlarged breasts and then they reduced. In my 20's to now they are enlarged. What do I do? Also have low drive

You may have a: hormonal imbalance triggered by getting just a bit older. Please see your doc. He/she can easily measure your hormone levels w/lab testing. You can also visit a natural health doc and possible treatment would be through supplements. Diagnos-techs lab has a good male hormone panel. It uses saliva which is best, but conventional docs will usually use blood. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will breast size decrease after 40's?

Will breast size decrease after 40's?

Not exactly: The breast at age 40 will start to develop more fat and less lobular/ductal tissue "reducing the perkiness" of the breast itself. Factor in breast sagging or drooping and the breast may appear to be smaller in size, but in fact (& fat) is the same or larger. ...Read more

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I have a subtle tapping feeling on my right breast no pain just not s usual feeling?

I have a subtle tapping feeling on my right breast no pain just not s usual feeling?

See a doctor : I know you are a female I did not get your age which is very important for this kind of a problem any way most of breast problem in female are simple and easy to treat I advised you to go and see your doctor he can examined you and assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more