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I am a male with a lump in the breast area. The lump is painful to touch. The blue mark just appeared. What type of specialist should I see? What's th

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Your primary care provider should be your first stop. From there your doctor will determine if you need to see another specialist.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Is breast lump removal painful?

Minor Surgery

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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.
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What can be done for a Painful breast lump?

See a doctor

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Needs medical evaluation and mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Painful breast cysts will often resolve after your menstrual cycle or can have needle aspiration in the office. But, needs an exam to be sure it is benign.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

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

Coincidental?

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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.
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Dr. Scott H. Hanan answered:

What should be my first steps if I have a painful breast lump?

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I am assuming you have a primary care physician or GYN serving that purpose. The first step is to go and be examined. Most breast lumps are benign so stay calm but don't put off this examination. Your doctor will probably recommend some form of imaging and may recommend that you see a breast surgeon. I think that would be a good idea and my recommendations for first steps.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

If I have a painful breast lump, should I go to urgent care or my PCP?

PCP

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An urgent care center is better-designed to treat emergncies; most PCPs have more experience dealing with breast disease. However, if you think you have a breast abscess (redness, swelling, fever, severe pain) and your PCP is unavailable, it is reasonable to seek out immediate attention at an urgent care center.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

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Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck.
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Dr. Regina Hampton answered:

I have a painful breast lump, 6 weeks post partum. What could cause this?

Infection

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You could be experiencing mastitis, which is an infection due to clogging of the milk duct. You should alert your gyn and get a complete breast exam. You may need an ultrasound. Do not delay in contacting your doctors.
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Dr. Regina Hampton answered:

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

No

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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
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Dr. Andres Sarraga answered:

I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. i'm 16 so what could it be?

Abscess or cyst

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There could be an abscess , Pus collection, or a cyst or fluid collection or Mastitis or an infection of your breast gland Get this checked out with your primary file need an ultrasound to determine if you need something to be Drained or biopsied. Do not ignore this. You may also need antibiotics. Good luck
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