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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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Axilla (Definition)

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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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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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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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?

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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...Read more