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Can starting a new birth control medication cause a breast lump?

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

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Can a new breast lump be the result of starting a new birth control pill?

Can a new breast lump be the result of starting a new birth control pill?

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

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Can starting birth control cause a breast lump?

Can starting birth control cause a breast lump?

Grow but not cause: General any hormone may stimulate existing tumors but the evidence that they actually cause tumors to occur is difficult to establish. ...Read more

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Right breast pain off and on. No lumps. I do take birth control. What are possible causes?

Right breast pain off and on. No lumps. I do take birth control. What are possible causes?

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

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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.

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.

Breast exam: Please get a breast exam and ultrasound. You are quite young and although this sounds like a benign cyst, it should be examined and treated. Call your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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What things could cause a breast lump?

What things could cause a breast lump?

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

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Can breast lump be caused by wegener's granulomatosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can breast lump be caused by wegener's granulomatosis? What are the other symptoms?

No, not likely: Wegner's causes nasal and sinus problems and respiratory symptoms like cough and lung nodules. It affects kidneys which shows up as rising creatinine and abnormal urinalysis. ...Read more

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A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood? Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,

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

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Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

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

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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.

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

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Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

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

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Had my "irregular hypoechoic heterogenous 2.4cm breast lump" biopsied and it turned out to be a benign 'sclerosing adenosis'. What causes these?

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 more

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I have a painful breast lump, 6 weeks post partum. What could cause this?

I have a painful breast lump, 6 weeks post partum. What could cause this?

Infection: You could be experiencing mastitis, which is an infection due to clogging of the milk duct. You should alert your gyn and get a complete breast exam. You may need an ultrasound. Do not delay in contacting your doctors. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

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

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What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

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

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Had a mammogram for breast lump, have to see breast oncologist, No diagnosis and have red pinpoint dots on legs. What would cause this?

Had a mammogram for breast lump, have to see breast oncologist, No diagnosis and have red pinpoint dots on legs. What would cause this?

Need exam: Even w a normal mammogram, a palpable mass needs to be evaluated. You will need a physical exam and ultrasound. Mammograms are less reliable in younger women. ...Read more

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What is the cause of breast lump and what should I do?

What is the cause of breast lump and what should I do?

Breast lumps: Are most commonly caused by normal breast tissue but can also be seen with fibrocystic changes, cysts, fibroadenomas, and cancer. See you physician for a clinical breast exam. They may also order a mammogram and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more