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inverted nipple on my both breast and breast tenderness. I also have pain when I try to massage my left breast. Also have lump near armpit

inverted nipple on my both breast and breast tenderness. I also have pain when I try to massage my left breast. Also have lump near armpit

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Benign causes of breast pain can be caused by weight gain, diet changes, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras, caffeine intake, hormonal fluctuations and others. ...Read more

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Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Armpit pain and breast lump = ca?

Armpit pain and breast lump = ca?

Not necessarily: There are many things that can give you a breast lump that are not cancer. However i would get it checked by your doc asap, so you can have peace of mind. ...Read more

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I hv breast lump since 3 yrs.now i feel pain in breast and armpit. Usg showed fibrodenoma of 8mm ,prolactin is high.can cancer remain same size? 26age

I hv breast lump since 3 yrs.now i feel pain in breast and armpit. Usg showed fibrodenoma of 8mm ,prolactin is high.can cancer remain same size? 26age

Rare: It is rare for breast cancers to remain the same size for 3 yrs. You situation can be explained by the elevated prolactin level, which will cause breast swelling and tenderness. Cause for high prolactin include certain medications, brain tumors, and othe4rr glands not working well. ...Read more

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What can be causing a painful breast lump and hand/arm pain?

What can be causing a painful breast lump and hand/arm pain?

Coincidental?: It is unlikely that you have one process responsible for both of your symptoms. Pain in your arm&hand should not be caused by a breast lump unless there is (significant) swelling in the armpit, as well. Regardless, any new breast lump warrants physician evaluation. It would be best if you saw your primary care doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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The week or 2 before my period starts i get very lumpy breasts but this month I have a lump in my armpit...Is that normal? I recently had a mammogram (2 months ago) but not sure if a mammo checks the armpit area...Please advise.

The week or 2 before my period starts i get very lumpy breasts but this month I have a lump in my armpit...Is that normal? I recently had a mammogram (2 months ago) but not sure if a mammo checks the armpit area...Please advise.

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Carry heavy bag on shoulder, now pain under right armpit and breast? Also last day of period lumpy breasts&under arm. Breast Lumps Related to endo?

Carry heavy bag on shoulder, now pain under right armpit and breast? Also last day of period lumpy breasts&under arm. Breast Lumps Related to endo?

Not sure without: Actual examination of these lumps, but any lumps on the chest requires proper diagnosis and treatment. Please see a healthcare provider asap. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have breast lump?

How will I know if I have breast lump?

Self-examination: Tara-that is often a very difficult thing to determine for patient and doctor, since the breast by it's very nature is a very "lumpy-bumpy" organ. If you perform self-examination, you will be more likely to identify any new lump, which should prompt a visit to your doctor. If they share your concern, they will send you to a breast specialist and may order tests such as an ultrasound+/-mammogram. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing breast lump.

My Friend is experiencing  breast lump.

Evaluation: There is a good chance that it might not be cancer but it is certainly important to get it checked and provide more information to the physician. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a breast lump?

Should I be worried about a breast lump?

Yes: Have an exam by your primary care doctor. Mammogram and us are also needed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of breast lump and what should I do?

What is the cause of breast lump and what should I do?

Breast lumps: Are most commonly caused by normal breast tissue but can also be seen with fibrocystic changes, cysts, fibroadenomas, and cancer. See you physician for a clinical breast exam. They may also order a mammogram and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breast lump?

What is the definition or description of: Breast lump?

Breast Lump: A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller percentage may be malignant. ...Read more

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Breast lump that "appears" over night. What could this be?

Breast lump that "appears" over night. What could this be?

Could be anything: A lump the appears in the breast "overnight" probably has been there before but was not felt or could be a cyst that just formed. A cyst would usually be tender to touch. If the lump persists beyond a few days, consultation with a breast specialist should be sought, a cyst might be treated with an aspiration in the office but a persistent mass requires a through evaluation and probable a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have to get a breast lump removed how is it going to feel?

I have to get a breast lump removed how is it going to feel?

Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What does a breast lump feel like when you're looking for it?

A nodule,marble.BB: May descriptors - just something different that you feel in your own exam of your breasts . Many women already have cobble-stoning, oatmeal -cottage cheese granular or----- larger pancakes of fibrosis " feel" to their breasts it is a change in that "feel" that we want you find. Something that comes up and does not recede after your menstrual cycle whether a bb, marble, or popcorn kernel. ...Read more

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Pain of breast lump removal?

Depends but mild: Most patients have mild pain after a surgical bx and require narcotics only for a few days maybe less. If the lesion is benign, with current technology, many lumps can be removed percutaneously in the office under ultrasound guidance through a puncture rather than incision and patients generally require only over the counter pain meds (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) aleve). ...Read more

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What does a malignant breast lump feel like?

What does a malignant breast lump feel like?

Varies: Many small breast cancers cannot be felt on a physical exam. Larger cancers can be a new, firm, hard, painless breast lump. Can be very hard to tell yourself ; any breast lumps need to be evaluated by a physician ; mammogram. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a breast lump is cancerous?

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancerous?

You can't: You need a physician to see and examine you and order the proper tests! ...Read more

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How can you tell if a breast lump is cancerous?

How can you tell if a breast lump is cancerous?

Breast Biopsy: It is very difficult to distinguish a benign breast lump from a cancer for patient and doctor. Depending upon age and physical examination findings, we will often get a mammogram and ultrasound to help evaluate a breast lump, sometimes culminating in a (nonsurgical) needle-biopsy--ultimately, the only way to be 100% certain is to look at the tissue under the microscope. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a malignant breast lump decreasing?

What are the chances of a malignant breast lump decreasing?

Biopsy?: Have you had a biopsy and been diagnosed with cancer? Cancerous lumps do not decrease, as my collegue replied in his answer. You could have a fluid filled cyst in the breast that can decrease in size and often times disappear altogether. I recommend you get evaluated by a physician to get a correct answer and diagnose your problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is easy to detect a cancerous breast lump?

Please tell me if it is easy to detect a cancerous breast lump?

Varies: Each patient is different and each cancer diagnosis has its own challenges. The only way to diagnose cancer of breast or any other cancer is to remove the suspicious tissue and have it examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations/symptoms if you have a malignant breast lump?

What are the manifestations/symptoms if you have a malignant breast lump?

Breast CA Symptoms: Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms, having been diagnosed by routine screening mammography. For those with symptoms, the presence of a palpable lump is by far the most common. Other symptoms include skin dimpling, thickening, or redness, nipple inversion, nipple discharge, breat pain, and/or the presence of a lump in the armpit. Best bet for diagnosis: yearly mammograms! ...Read more

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I have breast lump and microcalcifications, what do I do?

I have breast lump and microcalcifications, what do I do?

It might be Cancer b: Any lump in the breast needs to have a biopsy to find out the nature of the problem. It could be either cancer or beginnings of cancer(in situ cancer). A biopsy is done to make the exact diagnosis. So you need to go see an oncologist(surgical or medical oncologists are trained to investigate and make a proper diagnosis )and treat the problem appropriately. ...Read more

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Breast lump benign/cancer? What should I do?

Breast lump benign/cancer? What should I do?

Breast Lump: You should be evaluated by a surgeon. If there is any concern an excisional biopsy should be done. ...Read more

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Do I see gynecologic oncology for breast lump?

Do I see gynecologic oncology for breast lump?

See a breast surgeon: Most breast cancer operations are performed in the us by general surgeons such as myself. However, some gynecologic oncologists perform breast surgery, as well. I recommend that you seek out a referral from your primary care doctor, gynecologist, or local breast center. Remember, while most breast lumps are benign, it is best not to delay evaluation. ...Read more

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Norgesic were given after removal breast lump?

Norgesic were given after removal breast lump?

Rather odd: Norgesic is a combination of a muscle relaxer and tylenol (acetaminophen). It would be rather odd to prescribe it after a lumpectomy. ...Read more

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Will a benign breast lump become malignant or cancerous?

Will a benign breast lump become malignant or cancerous?

It depends: There are many different kinds of benign tumors in the breast. Hyperplasia, dysplasia, dcis and lcis are known to progress to cancer. It is more rare with other benign lumps. ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more