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Have had ache in up right back for 3 yrs, also right breast thickening, mam ok, and us. I feel it in my breast when i cough? Any idea?

Have had ache in up right back for 3 yrs, also right breast thickening, mam ok, and us. I feel it in my breast when i cough?  Any idea?

A few ideas: Would it be possible that your breast is pulling against your back. I can not understand why your breast is thickening. I really think that your size may have a roll in all of this. The best thing is to have a complete physical by your family doctor ...Read more

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Up back pain almost 2yrs. Right breast thickening mam ok. Us ok of breast. Mri spine ok? Deep tumor? Or could be gallbladder?

Up back pain almost 2yrs. Right breast thickening mam ok. Us ok of breast. Mri spine ok? Deep tumor?  Or could be gallbladder?

Could be anything?--: Generally these are due to simple diseases which present in a different way, rather than in the classical fashion. I would not worry about the tumor, as you seemed to be worried, as the MRI would have, most likely picked it up. Did you get the MRI of the whole spine or which section of it? I recommend seeing your doc who has been doing all these tests as he/she would have all the answers for you. ...Read more

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My right breast has some thickening that i can visualy see when i lean back. It is like a hump. I have had an ultrasound and it was ok still worry?

My right breast has some thickening that i can visualy see when i lean back. It is like a hump. I have had an ultrasound and it was ok still worry?

Likely okay: At 39, an ultrasound is the best detection for lesions that are precursors to breast cancer. Mammograms can help, but ultrasound is likely better. If you're worried about the interpretation, you could always seek a second opinion from another breast expert and has him/her to read your film, or ask for a digital mammogram. If you have a strong family history or other risk factors, good idea. ...Read more

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Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Inflammatory : Breast cancer present as reddened overlying skin, compared to orange skin texture. This appearance is caused by cancer cell invasion of the dermis. This type of cancer is serious and has worse prognosis compared with other types. It requires chemotherapy and surgery at the outset. ...Read more

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My right breast has some thickening. And I have had upper back pain for almost one year. My MRI was clear of spine. Could these be related?

My right breast has some thickening. And I have had upper back pain for almost one year. My MRI was clear of spine. Could these be related?

Sounds unrelated.: I am concerned about the breast thickening which should be evaluated by a doctor and ultrasound to make sure that it is not a solid breast mass. The upper back pain is less concerning since the MRI showed that it is not due to an abnormality of the spine (such as metastases - cancer which has spread from its primary location) and therefore is probably muscular. ...Read more

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I have thickening in breasts and was told it was prbly fibrocystic, but there's no pain. Can you have fibrocystic breasts with no pain?

I have thickening in breasts and was told it was prbly fibrocystic, but there's no pain. Can you have fibrocystic breasts with no pain?

Yes: Fibrocystic breast tissue is not necessarily painful. Breast tumors are very rare in women your age. That being said, you should see a doctor if you notice further changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

If tissue on one: Of your breasts has become thick & like an orange peel in consistency - please see your physician promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Maybe: Or maybe not. Need much more information. Breast thickening that you feel? That a doctor's exam feels? Seen on a mammogram? All breast changes or concerns need full evaluation with a doctor ; a mammogram. ...Read more

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When i cough i feel it in my right breast. I do have thickening in that breast and have had mam it was ok and us ok. Any ideas?

When i cough i feel it in my right breast. I do have thickening in that breast and have had mam it was ok and us ok. Any ideas?

Breast cancer: thickening on the surface of the breast or felt deep inside if deep the Mammogram and US should have picked the abnormality. The cough is troublesome for you otherwise you did not complain get a chest X ray asap. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound for a rash on 1 breast. No lumps but thickening of the skin under the rash inside the breast. What does this mean exactly?

Had ultrasound for a rash on 1 breast. No lumps but thickening of the skin under the rash inside the breast. What does this mean exactly?

There is no skin: ...inside the breast itself, so I can understand why you're confused. If the rash affects all the layers of the skin, it can cause thickening of the skin under the rash but outside of the breast tissue. If you haven't had a mammogram, you should get one. Altho breast cancer is rate at your age, you may need a biopsy to be sure that the thickening is confined to the skin. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Up back pain for 16 months I do have large thickening of breast had for long time and mam ok and us ok. Temp daily 99.3 or less. Ana+1640.Would i b sick?

Up back pain for 16 months I do have large thickening of breast had for long time and mam ok and us ok. Temp daily 99.3 or less. Ana+1640.Would i b sick?

Not certain: As we mature one can have a + ANA without lupus. It is called autoimmunity of aging. The back pain is not due to lupus. 99.3 is not a fever. You need to see your physician to define your health status. ...Read more

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Grandma had lobular BC, worried that I have it. Thickening in breast tissue and pain for 5 mths. Mammogram and ultrasound fine. Should I get MRI?

Grandma had lobular BC, worried that I have it. Thickening in breast tissue and pain for 5 mths. Mammogram and ultrasound fine.  Should I get MRI?

Risk: Pain needs to be addressed. Family history is important but do not necessarily indicate you inherited risk. You may consider genetic testing for BRCA especially if any other direct family members has Breast CA ...Read more

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I had a mammogram in sept 2012 and it was neg. I have some thickening in right breast. Would mammogram detected it? I do have large breast

I had a mammogram in sept 2012 and it was neg. I have some thickening in right breast. Would mammogram detected it? I do have large breast

See your doctor: if you have new thickening in the right breast. Mammogram from almost a year ago probably not relevant at this point. You may need a new mammo and possibly ultrasound. ...Read more

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What could this thickening mass of tissue in left breast be?

What could this thickening mass of tissue in left breast be?

Fibrocystic change?: Any breast lump or thickening mass of tissue on the breast could be breast-cancer. You need to be seen in person for an exam and possibly imaging. You should be seen right away. One in eight women in the USA get breast-cancer so don't take any chances. There are other things such as fibrocystic change. Best wishes! ...Read more