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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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?
Breast specialist: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Had a mammogram for breast lump, have to see breast oncologist, No diagnosis and have red pinpoint dots on legs. What would cause this?
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