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Can Starting A New Birth Control Medication Cause A Breast Lump
Yes: Birth control medications contain the hormones estrogen and/or progesterone. In women of menstruating age these hormones may lead to the development of breast lumps. Although most of these lumps are benign, all breast lumps should be examined by a physician to rule out the possibility of cancer. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Sometimes: Hormonal medications in some women can cause breast tenderness & swelling. Sometimes fibrocystic tender nodules or breast cysts can form with the hormonal changes. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Cysts: It is possible to have cysts that cannot be felt that can cause some discomfort. Sometimes the breast just hurts for no discernable reason. Be sure you mention this to your doctor and that you are up to date on your regular examinations. Evening primrose oil can help with breast pain (mastalgia) ...Read more
Hey, I just started microgestin 1.5 birth control 3days ago and I have a painful lump above my breast that hurts. I'm 17. I'm also very underweight.
Benign or malignant: If you feel a breast lump or mass you should get it taken care of. You should get a referral to a doctor who specializes in breast disease the best doctor would be a breast surgeon you need to have a history and exam and mammogram and or breast ultrasound and probably need a biopsy. ...Read more
A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood? Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,
Male breast lumps:
There isn't an easily summarized answer for all males. Sorry. But, male b-lumps should always be taken seriously. Only a biopsy can answer the question for YOU as an individual. Group statistics won't help you. Lumps in male or female fall into two broad categories: benign or
not-benign. (The word malignant could be misleading.) It could be a lipoma, trauma calcification, mastitis, malignancy. ...Read more
HIghly unlikely: If done with sterile precautions. However, the armpit lymph nodes connect to those along the sub clavicle vein nodes and then into the neck. If the lump was cancer, you will need to have sentinel nodes checked, and if these neck nodes do not subside, they too need biopsy. ...Read more
Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling
What could cause a sudden large breast lump? I had a mammogram & sonogram 6 months ago and it was not there. It is approximately 3" accross.
May be: A breast cyst. See your doctor for a repeat examination. A new ultrasound may confirm a cyst, or simple needle aspiration may also resolve it. ...Read more
My Sister has slightly movable breast lump. It felt like a grape before periods but after them it got reduced in size and firm. Is it cause of concern?
Well: The fact that it has gotten smaller is good but still should set appointment with doctor for an exam ...Read more
Cysts, fibroadenoma: Cysts and fibroadenomas are two non-cancerous breast masses that can be found in men. Although male breast cancers only account for 1% of all breast cancers, a suspicious mass should always be evaluated. Your lump should be evaluated with a combination of physical exam, mammography and ultrasound as necessary. Please follow up with your PCP. ...Read more
Had my "irregular hypoechoic heterogenous 2.4cm breast lump" biopsied and it turned out to be a benign 'sclerosing adenosis'. What causes these?
I recommend you follow up with a breast specialist to review the films and biopsy result. The two don't seem to match up, we call this discordance.
It is difficult for you to get a good answer in this forum without us seeing your report and looking at the films.
Good luck! ...Read more
Not likely: Because the lymph drainage from the breast is to axillary and internal mammary (inside the chest near the breast bone) lymph nodes. There might be something else going on. Consult surgeon who did your lump removal. ...Read more
Fibroadenoma: The most common breast tumor is a fibroadenoma. This is a benign tumor which may be present as early as the teen years. As women age, breast cysts may develop, which are benign fluid-filled lumps (peak incidence ages 35-50). It is often very difficult to distinguish a lump from normal "lumpy-bumpy" tissue. When in doubt, it is best to see your primary care physician or gynecologist. ...Read more
Could a fatty breast lump on the right breast chestwall cause a heart attack and shortness of breath?
No: A chest wall lipoma should have no such effect. ...Read more
Had a mammogram for breast lump, have to see breast oncologist, No diagnosis and have red pinpoint dots on legs. What would cause this?
What could cause more veins to show on my breasts? Not pregnant, newly on birth control, only 20.
Ask questions!: Have your questions answered before you arrive for surgery. Your doctor may tell you not to eat or drink the night before, and to wash with a special soap before you arrive. If you're anxious, ask for medicine to help you relax. Ask where your incision will be and what side effects to expect. Ask when you will get your results. Take someone with you for support. It's normal to be a little scared! ...Read more
Get it evaluated: Breast lumps need to be clinically evaluated by your doctor. If needed, mammography and ultrasound can provide more information. ...Read more
What does it feel like if a breast lump is mobile- as it's difficult to tell when it's deep in your breast?
Is it different?: Your job is to identify a change in your breast, not to figure out whether the new lump is worrisome or not. As soon as you find a new "thing", please see a doctor or other provider who can determine whether it needs further evaluation! You are right, lumps that are deeper in the breast are more difficult to identify. For this reason an ultrasound may well be appropriate. Could just be a cyst. ...Read more
Breast lump: Breast lumps should probably be evaluated by a professional. Your history is only slightly important. ...Read more
Until taken out: Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. ...Read more
1-3 days: This varies quite a bit from hospital to hospital. At my hospital, biopsies from the breast center are made top priority so that the results will return in 1 day, provided that it is received by 3pm. Pathology reports following breast cancer surgery may take a little longer, on the order of 2-3 days. Special studies such as tumor markers may take as long as a week. ...Read more
Daughter now has breast lump 3 months after having an enlarge lymphnode in neck. What could this be?
See a MD: What was the cause of the enlarged lymph node? She needs to see a md. ...Read more
The probability: Is, at your age, it will be benign. You may have to wait several days for the results, but keep in mind that the odds are in your favor by a wide margin. ...Read more
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