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Breast Self Examination Problem Due To Large Breasts
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How to perform self examination on large breast? How to differentiate lumps in breast? Is it better to get mammogram/ultrasound? 25 years old, 40D.
Can only 1 breast be fibrocystic? And could it cause the size of the breast to increase? US & mammo are normal, besides dense tissue.
Possible: Typically fibrocytic disease is found in both breasts, but one breast can be affected more than the other and this is why possibly what is going on in your case. Fibrocytic disease usually fluctuates during the menstruation cycle. Typically mammography is normal and US shows cysts. ...Read more
Can excessive stimulation of the breast by obsessive examination or too big bra cause changes to size and color of areolas?
You might have: some edema if the areolas are excessively manipulated. If skin is excoriated if may impact color. Bottom line - are you so excessive that you are causing significant trauma to your breasts? See you have anxiety. Is this a compulsive behavior? See you take xanax (alprazolam). If you have poorly controlled compulsion speak with your doctor about non - med therapies as well as SSRI's. ...Read more
Not at all: Some breast cancer is related to heredity and runs in families. Most of the time, we don't know why it starts. But touching the breasts has nothing to do with it at all. In fact, breast self-examination is one of the best ways to find a lump, which should be checked by your doctor to see whether further follow-up (mammogram) is needed. Don't let anyone touch you there if you don't want him to. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are dangerous breast lumps likely to occur against the body, or usually in fatty breast tissue? I'm only 25. Don't want to overreact.
Mammogram: If you feel a lump, see if it changes over the course of your menstral cycle. Benign lumps change size with your period. Hard non mobile lumps with skin changes or any bleeding from the nipple need quick evaluation. It is not where the lump is located, it is what they feel like that counts. Any concern...See your doctor for a breast exam. Especially if you have family history of breast cancer! ...Read more
Possible: Yes, it is possible, if partner is rough. Can damage breast tissue. Ice the area carefully to alleviate swelling and pain. It should get better. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Typically a bag will be put in under the muscle at the time of the breast removal (mastectomy) and then salt water put into the breast every week until you get to the size you want. Then the bag (expander) is taken out and a saline or silicone implant is put in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? for radiologist or breast surgeon. I have fibrocystic breasts. Can a complicated breast cyst that is taller than wide, still be benign?
Yes,: Complicated cysts are almost always benign. "Taller than wide" is relevant for solid or complex masses, not cysts. ...Read more
Which one is more accurat mammogram or MRI to discover breast tumor in case of breast silicon implant ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 29. I have fibrocystic breasts. What are the causes for a small complicated breast cyst (no solid mass component) to be more "tall than wide"?
Ask radiologist: It would be best to redo the question and ask that it be sent to a radiologist. Include what kind of test showed the" taller than wide". ...Read more
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