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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Could breast enlargement oils causes breast cancer?

Could breast enlargement oils causes breast cancer?

Unknown??: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. And can not be proven SAFE. Be careful save ur $$$ see : http://nccam.Nih.Gov ...Read more

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Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Depends: This depends on the type of redness and irritation that you are having. Some general causes: breast infection/mastitis, detergents, soap, lotion. Is there a mass or swelling associated with it? I highly recommend you get evaluated by your doctor. This is a difficult question to answer without having an examination. ...Read more

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Could anything besdes breast cancer cause dimpling of breast skin?

Could anything besdes breast cancer cause dimpling of breast skin?

Yes, but...: Every new finding needs to be considered as the most serious treatable illness until proved otherwise. A single large new dimple may be the result of injury and scar contraction, but you'd do well to have it seen in any case. The familiar orange-peel effect is also very concerning and should prompt a physician's office visit. If you have either of these, please seek evaluation without delay. ...Read more

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Can anything besides breast cancer cause dimpling of breast skin?

Can anything besides breast cancer cause dimpling of breast skin?

Yes, rarely fat: Necrosis, but breast cancer must be ruled out with a biopsy or definitive imaging on all cases of breast mass that cause dimpling. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Maybe: Studies have been contradictory regarding the relationship between smoking and fibrocystic changes. Periductal mastitis and subareolar abscesses are associated with cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Not usually: Breast pain and nipple discharge are infrequently signs of cancer. Pain may be related to fibrocystic changes or perhaps infection or inflammation. Nipple discharge may be due to a intraductal papilloma, a benign tumor within the duct system (usually near the nipple). You should have a physical exam, and possibly ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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During periods, what causes breast itching?

During periods, what causes breast itching?

Likely hormones ;: Stretching. Breast soreness / itching can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is bleeding from nipple breast cancer?

Is bleeding from nipple breast cancer?

~10% of the time: Bloody nipple discharge is usually secondary to a benign tumor or chronic inflammation within the duct, with breast cancer a distant third. Any woman with bloody discharge requires breast evaluation, which will include a diagnostic mammogram+/-ultrasound, physical examination, and nipple aspiration cytology. If the results remain equivocal, a surgical biopsy (terminal duct excision) may be done. ...Read more

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Ibc inflammatory breast cancer, what is this?

Ibc inflammatory breast cancer, what is this?

Aggressive : It is an aggressive form of breast cancer that presents with pain, swelling and redness of the breast instead of the usual painless mass. Requires intensive treatment with preoperative chemo followed by surgery and radiation. I usually scan patients with this to see if the cancer has already spread. If this is about you, you need to start therapy pronto. Don't despair, just get it going. ...Read more

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Nipple droop is symptom of breast cancer?

Nipple droop is symptom of breast cancer?

Possibly: Most patients with breast cancer will have either no symptoms or a lump in the breast. The cancer can cause some architectural distortion of the breast, though, which can cause some changes in the nipple like nipple inversion, retraction, or otherwise alter the appearance of the nipple. This is not the most typical presentation, but it can happen. ...Read more

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What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Rash on breast during or after breast feeding?

Rash on breast during or after breast feeding?

Common problem: You may be very sensitive. I would suggest being very gentle to your skin as well as aggressive in its care. Put your milk onto your nipples to give it a coating for protection. In addition i would try a lanolin cream or ointment in between feedings, then wipe off gently before next feeding. Moisturize the surrounding skin for more soothing relief. ...Read more

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Not sure of your ?: I am not sure of what you are asking. Please rephrase your question and ask again. Breasts are composed of fatty tissue as well as denser "breast" tissue. Depending on many things the ratio of fat to denser 'breast" tissue varies from person to person and throughout life. ...Read more

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What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

Most common: Is pregnancy. All of those symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. You may also need to check your prolactin level and other hormones that can cause lactation, which includes breast tumor though weight gain and vaginal discharge are not commonly associated with tumor. You need to see your healthcare provider to help you find the answer. ...Read more

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What does a crusted, scabbed, inverted nipple mean, breast cancer?

What does a crusted, scabbed, inverted nipple mean, breast cancer?

Rule out cancer: If the crusted inverted scabbed nipple is something new then it is important to rule out breast cancer unless you have had an inverted nipple since pubertal growth of the breast. ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Is breast pain associated with  inflamitory breast cancer?

Symptom: It can be a symptom of such, but it is more common a symptom of several other conditions. Get an evaluation to be sure of what is causing any breast pain. ...Read more

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Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Sometimes: Most are not cancerous, but sometimes they are. Especially worrisome are bloody discharges or any spontaneous discharge after menopause. If any discharge is persistent you should at least run it by your primary doc or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those times it may feel more engorged for some women. ...Read more