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Doctor insights on: Breast Soreness And Benign Tumors After Menopause

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Seat belt hit my right breast there is no bruise or soreness. Area hit is where I had benign tumor years ago and there is scar tissue. Is it okay?

Seat belt hit my right breast there is no bruise or soreness.  Area hit is where I had benign tumor years ago and there is scar tissue. Is it okay?

Okay: What you described is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Will a fibroadenoma benign tumor in my breast become malignant?

Will a fibroadenoma benign tumor in my breast become malignant?

No: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. Excision is not necessary unless there are features that would suggest a rare variant of fibroadenomas, called phyllodes tumors. Despite this, some women will still opt for excision due to the size of the tumor and/or fear surrounding constantly feeling a lump in one's breast. If reassurance fails, the surgery itself is quite minimal. ...Read more

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Can the benign tumor in breast become malignant if left untreated?

Can the benign tumor in breast 
become malignant if left untreated?

Possible: It's possible, but either way, it need to be evaluated and at least followed by your MD. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a benign tumor and malignant tumor in one breast?

Is it possible to have a benign tumor and malignant tumor in one breast?

Yes: One type of tumor does not exclude the other type and both can occur in the same breast. ...Read more

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Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Find out more: You need to find out more about the benign tumor that you have mentioned on the rib cage. Your doctor should be bale to guide you further, both in terms of pain control and resolve or remove the so called benign tumor if this lesion is felt to be the cause of your pains. ...Read more

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I had a breast biopsy for a benign tumor last year. Why do I get pain from the scar? This happens when it's cold or when i'm feeling down or upset.

Scar pain: Scar tissue will eventually soften and stop hurting. Sometimes after a minor surgery there is an abnormal growth of scar tissue. If the discomfort continues i would return to your surgeon so he can reassure you that it is healing fine. ...Read more

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Hi! I just recently had a benign tumor about 1.4 cm removed from my sternum/breast. I have not been feeling well for a while. I also have a hard swoll?

Hi! I just recently had a benign tumor about 1.4 cm removed from my sternum/breast. I have not been feeling well for a while. I also have a hard swoll?

Question is not -: -clear how recently, & a swoll? What does that mean? If Ur surgery was recent, meaning a week or 2, swelling is 2 B expected. If it has been a while, this should B asked of Ur surgeon as he/she is familiar with the case, & knowns what the pathology was. ...Read more

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I am having regular sharp breast pains. Seem to be related in location to a benign tumor i had 4 yrs ago. Can someone suggest what I should do?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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If i stop ert, will breast cancer tumor shrink? Also will a benign mass get smaller and less tender?

If i stop ert, will breast cancer tumor shrink? Also will a benign mass get smaller and less tender?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Breast pain in one breast. Benign tissue was found a few times but not followed up a few times, last being 2 yrs ago. Sharp pains and soreness.

Breast pain: If you are having breast pain and soreness, then you should see your doctor. Although you had exams in the past which showed benign tissue, there's no guarantee that the same thing is going on now. Call your doctor in the morning and schedule an appointment. ...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


Neoplasms (Definition)

"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