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Breast Specialist: Can't tell you if it is necessary to see the breast specialist if I don't know the nature of the problem. I would suspect that a referral wouldn't be made without an indication. Take care. ...Read more
18yr old female changes in right breast with severe pain! Refured to breast specialist with no explantation why now need scans should I be worried?
I have 2 fibroadenomas, breast specialist said no biopsy is needed. Had 2 ultrasound follow-ups. Should I worry not having a biopsy done? 25, no history.
Talk to you doctor: Any plan about your health should be with your agreement. It is good as long as you both stick to it: you following up with your physician and your physician ordering the appropriate test. If you have regular follow ups and the aspect of the lesion doesn't change you shouldn't be worried. ...Read more
Breast discharge: You may ultimately need a surgeon for biopsy, but it would be best to start with your primary care physician -- who might be a family physician or internist. Either can explore your history, examine you carefully, and make helpful recommendations. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Breast pain in left breast. Have seen gyno, breast surgeon and breast specialist. Have had 5 exams, blood work 2 ultrasounds all normal still hurting?
Monthly hormones: It seems to me that the one thing you didn't mention is when is this the most sensitive. In most young ladies, breast pain will follow the ups and downs of the menstrual cycle. Fibrocystic breasts are the most sensitive. As long as all those studies are negative, this would be the most likely cause. ...Read more
Should I get a third opinion from a breast specialist? During a routine exam, a lump was found in my right breast. Had a mammogram & sonogram & the doc said he was not seeing anything. Went to a breast specialist who reviewed the films & did a physical ex
Need more info: You need to ask a few more questions. Is it a solid mass or a cyst? Are they recommending follow (i.e. New mammogram or ultrasound in 3-6months). If you do not feel you have all the answers or do not feel your current doctors answered all of your questions, then seek a 3rd opinion. ...Read more
High risk history. (-) mammo, GP found 1.5 CM lump + dimpling. Referred to breast specialist. Symptoms in 7 months: rash, weight loss, fever. Cancer?
See breast surgeon:
These findings sound suspicious but this forum is not a substitute for a doctor evaluating you in person. Please do not fear the results but take action and be proactive.
Find a surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and/or is affiliated with a breast center in your area. Good luck! ...Read more
Swollen and itching nodules in my Rt armpit for over a month/hand goes numb while sleeping. Have appt. W/ breast specialist. Should I call PCP also?
Call PCP for appt.: As a PCP, I feel as if I am better suited to treat this. It is not clear to me that this is a breast issue and may be a waste of time to see the other doctor. I would see the PCP, especially if you can get in sooner. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: In any field in medicine, there is a wide range of physician experience and expertise. A specialist is a physician that develops expertise in a certain area through proper training and continuing education. Anyone can call themselves a specialist, but is is best for this designation to come from referring colleagues. Continual process improvement can lead to optimal outcomes for patients. ...Read more
Is there somewhere where I could get a regular breast examination? I don't trust my own verdict and would rather a specialist perform the exam?
I am a male with a lump in the breast area. The lump is painful to touch. The blue mark just appeared. What type of specialist should I see? What's th
Start w/primary care: Your primary care provider should be your first stop. From there your doctor will determine if you need to see another specialist. ...Read more
Breast biopsy done 2 days ago and pathologist couldn’t get a good read on test so sent them to a specialist, what does this most likely mean?
Needle or open biops:
If needle they may mean they missed the area of interest and got normal tissue. If open the same thing
If needle then they may want to do open ...Read more
My wife (40) has been diagnosed with breast cancer. What questions should we ask of the specialist?
Specialist questions: First and foremost, what is the cell type of the breast cancer and has a stage of the disease been determined as yet? What Rx is recommended and what is the 5 year survival rate for each type of Rx.? What is the quality of life with the chemotherapy Rx that may be proposed and if invasive CA how effective will be the Rx.? Is the cancer estrogen or progesterone receptor positive or negative? ...Read more
A doctor tried to drain a cyst in my breast, but nothing drained, I'm being sent to a specialist. What can this be?
Multiple possibiliti: It could be a cyst and the needle used to aspirated it didn't reach or penetrate the cyst. This is fairly easy to do so more likely it is a solid lesion. Solid breast lesions in a young person like you is most likely a benign fibroadenoma. A surgeon can best determine what it is. It may or may not need a biopsy. ...Read more
I have had breast cysts since feb this yeartthe larger one has scared badly is very tender and discolored and the smaller one scabs and weaps my gp has advised me this is normal, should I have referred to a specialist by now?
Yes: Cystic breast changes do no usually ulcerate. ...Read more
Wife got a letter back within a week to go see a specialist at the breast screening clinic does this mean she has cancer?
False positive rate is very high if a woman is getting regular screening. Here is an article that should be somewhat reassuring:
http://www. Ucsf. Edu/news/2011/10/10778/high-rate-false-positives-annual-mammogram. ...Read more
Whom (type specialist) does one see to have genetic testing performed to determine predisposition for breast cancer in the future?
Genetician, oncologi: Genetician /genetic counsellor, oncologist can help you. ...Read more
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
I have had an ultrasound, cbc, tsh, prolactin test and 3 physical exams by two different specialists to try and figure out why my breasts are hurting. They all agree it's fibrocystic changes but how do I get the pain to stop. And should I keep pushing for
Pain began mid-inner thigh now moving up through hips, stomach and now breasts, quickly. Great saphenous incompetent yet specialist says not venous.?
Pain moving vein?: F of unknown age, ethnicity or medical Hx from Milwaukee Notes: Pain began mid-inner thigh now moving up through hips, stomach and now breasts, quickly. Great saphenous incompetent yet specialist says not venous.? ANS: bizarre combination of events. Need more details and can do live video consult now till 4 AM PCT. I am from Milwaukee but traveling now. ...Read more
For the past 6 wks I've had a clear discharge coming from a couple of ducts in my left nipple. I've also had swelling & pain in my left breast. I've seen a specialist & I've had an ultrasound, mammogram & ductogram. None of these have turned up any cysts,
Chest, shoulder, collar bone and breast bone pain and bellow. No heart issue. Worsen when bending and movement. Which specialist should I go?
Can any chest specialist tell relation between how chest pain daily morning from 3months and fatty liver linked together????????
My chest feels heavy and I have a gasping for air. I see a asthma specialist in 2 weeks. What can I do in the meantime? Duoneb makes me anxious.
If you are: Literally gasping for air you need help now. Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Call 911 if needed for transport. ...Read more
Is a chest specialist and the pulmonologist the same things.? I ve bronchiectasis and I am not sure if I a with right dr to help wid this issue
Pulmonology: Yes. They are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
I feels pain at chest when I drink water or take food and feel burn middle of the chest please give a solution or what specialist should I meet.
Been to heart specialist not diagnosed with anything after extensive tests. Weird crushing pain on right side of chest after sex. 3-4 times now.?
Why you do not try to change position and you start on the top, and see if you are going to get chest pain since nobody on the top of you crushing your chest.
You are too young for cardiac problem. If you continue to feel chest pain in spite of changing position, my question to you do you get chest pain when you do anything physical or only with sex,
My other question did they do echocardiogram. ...Read more
What type of specialist do I need to meet with in order to repair a pectus excavatum (sunken chest)?
Pediatric surgeon: Pectus excavatum does not alway require surgical repair. When patients have severe deformities and have an impact on their breathing or exercise tolerance, we repair pectus deformities, many with minimally invasive techniques like the "nuss procedure". ...Read more
65 years. Had a fall in WC. PAIN IN left CHEST GOING TO shoulder. Xray OK. Which specialist to contact for this? Is this a ligament issue or muscle?
Start with your PCP:
I assume the xray was done in the ER or UC
If you have not seen your primary health care provider, start there.
then the approp referral can be done if necessary. ...Read more
I have a pain around the left chest every morning when I woke up. Would an ECG scan fails to detect? The specialist said nothing's wrong with my heart
Chest pain: Tell your doc to check your structure. Also did you have shingles in this area before? ...Read more
25, went to 2gps and a specialist and says lightheadness and shortnes of breath are not physical, chest pain, no ekg, should I leave it as anxiety?
Had a chest X-ray because of previous issues, it showed a small object in my lung. I'd like a 2nd opinion on it, what kind of specialist should I see?
What was the cause of pulmonary embolism in 32 year old?
need all details. ...Read more
Is this really as rare as my pcp claims? She has me going to a number of different specialists and imaging of all sorts? I have a lot of pain in my back and chest. Mri imaging of the c spine and t spine show lesions in a few places, and images of my chest
There are a few conditions that can cause night sweats, back pain, and multiple MRI lesions. None of them are particularly happy.
Have you been tested for TB or other mycobacteria? Pott's disease can present this way and, because it is rare in this country, can be overlooked. Other possibilities are lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Ewing's sarcoma can mimic infection, but is usually more localized. If all of these have been ruled out, then it is something even more rare, such as some of the myelodysplastic disorders (where the bone marrow doesn't make the right blood cells).
While it is frustrating to have a diagnosis take months, there are a lot of risks involved and making the right diagnosis is essential for the proper treatment. If you treat an infection with chemotherapy or cancer with antibiotics, the problem will only get worse.
Best of luck! ...Read more