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I have alot of breast pain on mammogram a large lymph node was found could that cause such pain I can't even touch my chest plus have chest pain?

I have alot of breast pain on mammogram a large lymph node was found could that cause such pain I can't even touch my chest plus have chest pain?

Biopsy and/or I&D: Hi. You need to go to a breast clinic. You may need a biopsy of the lymph node and any other suspicious mass. The pain may be an abscess, which would need to be incised and drained. The internet is no place for this problem. You need a hands on physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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I have a left breast pain 4months, i went to a clinic and underwent mammogram and ultrasound, the result all are normal.And now still in pain.Why?

I have a left breast pain 4months, i went to a clinic and underwent mammogram and ultrasound, the result all are normal.And now still in pain.Why?

Mastodynia : Breast pain is usually secondary to hormonal effects on breast tissue or chest wall pain; favoring the former are cyclic changes in the pain; the latter is most common after menopause & is often activity-related. Considering your age, i suggest decreasing caffeine intake and taking vitamin e and oil of primrose. ...Read more

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Non cyclic left breast pain Dr found enlarged lymph gland and I'm pending mammogram CRP and Full blood count blood results what does this mean?

Non cyclic left breast pain Dr found enlarged lymph gland and I'm pending mammogram CRP and Full blood count blood results what does this mean?

There are: multiple causes of breast region pain, most benign, and there are multiple causes of enlarged lymph nodes, most benign. Not enough info to speculate on the specific etiology or etiologies, need to wait for the results of the work up. ...Read more

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Pressure & pain left quadrants. Bloat with any food. Easily physically & mentally fatigued. Breast pain & bruising. Clear mammogram. Help?

Pressure & pain left quadrants.  Bloat with any food.  Easily physically & mentally fatigued.  Breast pain & bruising.  Clear mammogram.  Help?

Lots to deal with: Hang in there! You have a lot of symptoms, and they may not be related. First I see that you are taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine). That can cause "mental fatigue" so switch to a non sedating antihistamine like allegra. #2 gallbladder removed. This can cause problems with digestion so discuss that with an internist. Omeprazole can sometimes cause abdominal pain and low platelets which can cause bruising. See MD ...Read more

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I have tender breasts so I've only had one mammogram. Need suggestion for pain.

I have tender breasts so I've only had one mammogram. Need suggestion for pain.

Some alternatives: If your breasts are tender, you should ask your doctor to either give you some light pain medicine taken one hour before the procedure. or use an alternative imaging test to check your breasts. Ultrasound of the breasts is one such alternative although it is an inferior test when used alone. MRI scan of the breast is another good alternative but your doctor has to make this request . ...Read more

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Mammogram for breast tenderness results were benign gynecomastia. Received letter today saying it's time for six month repeat test. Is this normal?

Mammogram for breast tenderness results were benign gynecomastia.  Received letter today saying it's time for six month repeat test.  Is this normal?

The prior: mammogram report likely recommended a 6 month follow up to monitor stability. This is not unusual. However, if you think it is a mistake, call your doctor and check before having the mammo. It may not be necessary to monitor gynecomastia with serial mammograms. ...Read more

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Have bilateral breast tenderness for six months. Getting ultrasound and mammogram. Is breast cancer the primary concern with these symptoms.

Have bilateral breast tenderness for six months.  Getting ultrasound and mammogram.  Is breast cancer the primary concern with these symptoms.

More like Gynecomast: Breast cancer is typically not tender and is not likely to be bilateral in a male patient(does happen in female breast cancer but it is very rare). ...Read more

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Gynecomastia breast tenderness has lasted over yr. Mammogram findings normal/benign with f/u scheduled. Is time abnormal. Finasteride caused.

Gynecomastia breast tenderness has lasted over yr. Mammogram findings normal/benign with f/u scheduled.  Is time abnormal.  Finasteride  caused.

See answer: Finasteride-induced gynecomastia, either uni- or bi- lateral, is one of the potential side effects of Finasteride (f) that likely does not get the attention it deserves. Usually improves or resolves after stopping f but not always. Almost always benign, but rare cases of breast cancer have been reported. Usual treatment: observation only; surgery if bothersome; ?Anti-estrogen pill if painful. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound and mammogram 4 bilteral male breast tenderness had for 6 mths. Why do both? Are either gynecomastia or cancer possible?

Had ultrasound and mammogram  4 bilteral male breast tenderness had for 6 mths.  Why do both?  Are either gynecomastia or cancer possible?

Important to exclude: Yes both are possible and need to be excluded. Late gynecomastia development may be caused by hormonal imbalance as a side effect of medications. ...Read more

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Had a ultrasound 11/2012, for some breast pain results were cysts. It is now time for my mamogram, since i just had a ultrasound should I wait?

Had a ultrasound 11/2012, for some breast pain results were cysts.
It is now time for my mamogram, since i just had a ultrasound should I wait?

No: The mammogram provides a look at all of the breast tissue and, unlike ultrasound, can help fine suspicious calcifications and areas of asymmetry. Important to get your annual mammogram. ...Read more

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I went to my doctor for breast pain he said he felt something there I have to get a mammogram It's in both breast change in meds have anything to do?

I went to my doctor  for breast pain he said he felt something there I have to get a mammogram It's in both breast change in meds have anything to do?

Mammogram: The pain is bilateral, but your doctor felt something on one side? Bilateral pain is generally not a sign of breast cancer. If your doctor felt something, however, it needs to be evaluated. At your age, ultrasound is typically the first imaging study, but mammogram not inappropriate either. ...Read more

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My left breast hurts. blood work, 2 ultrasound and diagnostic mammogram all normal. Specialist says fibrocystic but it hurts all month Idk what 2 do. ?

My left breast hurts. blood work, 2 ultrasound and diagnostic mammogram all normal. Specialist says fibrocystic but it hurts all month Idk what 2 do. ?

Multiple causes: Fibrocystic changes are very common in women, and sometimes they can involve only one breast, or a part of one breast. Most doctors recommend a trial of avoiding caffeine first, which helps a large percentage of women. An infection can also cause this, and requires different treatment. Sometimes an operation is necessary. ...Read more

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Sore breasts(with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?

Sore breasts(with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. Hormonal imbalance may be causing your symptoms. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Is breast thermography better than mammograms?

Is breast thermography better than mammograms?

No, it is not.: No. It is not indicated for screening mammography. Mammography is the best modality we have to diagnose breast cancer ...Read more

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What it's mean in mammogram results: "Breast is somewhat nodular"?

What it's mean in mammogram results:
"Breast is somewhat nodular"?

It doesn't really: mean anything, it is a vague and nonspecific statement, not part of the standard ACR BIRADS mammography lexicon. It is not describing any specific abnormality. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in the left breast mammogram was all normal. ?

Are you: referring to pain from the mammogram? Occasionally this is due to the amount of compression or aggressive positioning. If it was just temporary, it is probably nothing to worry about, and may not recur with the next mammogram. If the pain is a symptom not related to the mammogram, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is clinical breast exam needed before mammogram? Considering cost, I think should be done.

Is clinical breast exam needed before mammogram? Considering cost, I think should be done.

Not required: It is preferential to do a clinical breast exam yearly in women over age 40, however, a mammogram can "see" and detect growths that are sometimes not clincially palpable. The best advice here is to do breast self exam monthly after the menstrual period starts to eliminate the breast swelling that occurs before the period. ...Read more

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Mammogram results show focal densities in medial aspect of the anterior 3rd of the left breast?

Focal densities: A "density" is a very generic term. There are normal and abnormal densities in the breast. Was this reported on a screening mammo, and were additional views recommended? If so, it is likely that they are potential abnormalities that need additional views for clarification . The majority of these turn out to be nothing, but you need to have the extra views to be sure. ...Read more

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Scheduled for diagnostic mammogram of one of my breasts, and a possible sonogram, should I be worried?

Scheduled for diagnostic mammogram of one of my breasts, and a possible sonogram, should I be worried?

It's normal to worry: Many women get called back after their screening mammogram. The diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound is only a way to evaluate more closely and area of possible concern that the radiologist might have. For some women it might end here, for others a biopsy might be recommended. Still it means nothing until the biopsy result is back. Based on that further recommendations will follow. ...Read more

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Hi, please when is the best day todo mammogram and echo of the breast after my monthly circle . Thank you?

Hi,  please when is the best day todo mammogram and echo of the breast after my monthly circle . Thank you?

Early menstrual : During the first week of your menstrual cycle is the ideal time to have your mammogram. The breast tissue is less dense during the first seven days of your cycle and may make the mammogram more sensitive and better able to detect breast cancers and possibly cause less patient discomfort. The us (echo) should be ordered by your dr. As needed based on your mammogram results and your clinical exam. ...Read more

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On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean?

On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean?

BR-Rads 2: BI-RADS 2 means that your mammogram was normal (ie, no cancer), but other findings (eg, cysts) are described in the report. You should continue your routine screening. ...Read more

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In the past year I have experienced sharp pains in my left breast. I have had an exam and even and mammogram and everything is ok.

In the past year I have experienced sharp pains in my left breast. I have had an exam and even and mammogram and everything is ok.

Breast pain: The cause of breast pain is poorly understood and difficult to treat. There can be pain within the chest wall due to costochondritis which appears to be within the breast. See your doctor. I once heard of patient with horrible breast pain that was finally associated with her sleeping position which caused intermittent decreased blood flow to that breast. Best of luck, see a breast specialist. ...Read more

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I am 31, found a hard spot on breast. Have to get a mammogram, anything i can do to prepare myself? I have not heard good things...

I am 31, found a hard spot on breast. Have to get a mammogram,  anything i can do to prepare myself? I have not heard good things...

Mammogram: Not much preparation is necessary. Refrain from using deodorant or powder for the mammo, because it may make it look like an abnormality when there is none. You will probably need to wear a patient gown, and you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your breast health history. Not much more to it than that . ...Read more

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Can you tell me why i get pain in my left breast and strange sensations. It only happens on the left. It comes and goes. I've had a mammogram.

Can you tell me why i get pain in my left breast and strange sensations. It only happens on the left.  It comes and goes. I've had a mammogram.

Look at more things: Your 43 - check your heart too. Do you drink a lot of caffeine? If yes try to cut back, can make breasts more sore. Consider a breast ultrasound. Just watching for awhile is an ok option. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more