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Breast Soreness And Benign Tumors After Menopause
Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Usually not: Benign or malignant, the lump created by a tumor "does not belong" in the breast; it's removal should theoretically return the breast to normal. The degree of deformity created by surgery depends on the amout of normal tissue disrupted & the location of the incision. An experienced breast surgeon can do this operation with minimal cosmetic deformity. We even have a name for it: oncoplastics. ...Read more
No: It is not a pre-malignant condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: The breast is a very forgiving organ with respect to post surgical changes provided that your surgeon follows a few simple rules. The tumor does not belong in your breast, therefore you should not have a loss of normal breast tissue. Scars can be hidden around the edge of the areola or under the breast. Please address this with your surgeon before surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mom had 4 breast masses on mamma, and irregular, non-fatty lymph node detected. biopsy weds. definitely indicative of cancer? any benign reasons?
~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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stoped breast feed 2 yr.Lft breast just stopped secretion with lump.Us for breast "bilateral benign looking axillary lymph nodes" what does this mean.
Unclear : You need images to know about the proper diagnosis, but the lymph nodes normally in your armpits are swollen, but look harmless. ...Read more
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
Do not assume: This is best answered by your doctors who are members of you oncology team. You need an immediate appointment and imaging to get this figured out. It could be tumor or late radiation effects or other non breast cancer conditions. Good luck and please call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast pain: Due to hormonal changes at the time of ovulation, sometimes women can experience breast discomfort. Have in mind that Progesterone levels start increasing around this time as well, and Progesterone has an effect on breast tissue. Patients your age should always have a mammogram done and physical exam to rule out other more serious conditions. ...Read more
Probably so: Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in younger women(<45 year olds). On the other hand, breast Cancer is much more common in the post menopausal women than in the younger women. Regardless, a majority of women(>80%) do very well with modern treatment and early diagnosis. ...Read more
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Bloodwork was fine except TSH was 5.6 benign breast biopsy tender breast 4 months after biopsy period 8 days early, short and lighter. Ultrasound good?
TSH is high: Hi. You could have early subclinical hypothyroidism. I'd repeat TSH, get free T4, and thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin autoantibodies. If the picture holds, you have early Hashimoto's. In that case, I wouldn't wait for it to get worse to treat it. Good luck! PS, I'm glad the biopsy was benign! ...Read more
Should be minimal: Unless the benign breast lump is very large or the breast is very small, proper removal of a benign lump usually causes little deformity. In my experience, removing lesions from the upper, inner quadrant of the breast is more prone to some deformity but it should be minimal if performed by an experienced breast surgeon. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical ...Read more
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