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Breast Lump Under Areola
GP found a breast lump under areola, described it as "rubbery and mobile" it's approx. 1/4". Mentioned cancer. Could it be anything else? Sent for US
Yes: It may be a papilloma, a benign cyst, or any of several other entities. If it is cancer, a small one like this is most often curable. I would urge you to check your own breasts for lumps and get seen if you find a dominant mass.
I had a breast lump 2 month ago on a side of my left breast I checked my Dr and he said it's not clear yet but now it's moved to above areola? ?
Ultrasound: In young ladies the easiest and safest way to investigate this is with ultrasound. This will tell if it is a cyst filled with fluid or solid. Then decision can be made to "cure it".
Breast lump in one breast areola region can it be cancer with nipple dicharge both breast white no odor only when squeezed?
See a doctor: I cannot tell here what kind of breast lump you have. It could be a benign cyst or skin cyst. It could be something else. The nipple discharge sounds benign and may not even be related to the breast lump you feel All breast lumps need to be evaluated by a doctor & appropriate testing to tell what you may have.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Any breast mass should be evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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).See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Whether fluid-filled or solid, it is often very difficult to tell if a lump is a tumor or a cyst by examination alone. In contrast, an ultrasound will readily distinguish between the two.See 1 more doctor answer