Top
30
Doctor insights on: Can Starting A New Birth Control Medication Cause A Breast Lump

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,399 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling

Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling

It may: Your breast fibroadenoma maybe enlarging. However, there may be other causes for your breast pain and swelling. I would suggest that you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

11

11
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

22

22
How do I prepare myself for day they remove breast lump?

How do I prepare myself for day they remove breast lump?

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

23

23
If the breast lump is very small. Can it be easily treated if caught right away?

Get it evaluated: Breast lumps need to be clinically evaluated by your doctor. If needed, mammography and ultrasound can provide more information. ...Read more

24

24
What does it feel like if a breast lump is mobile- as it's difficult to tell when it's deep in your breast?

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

25

25
Could my breast lump be serious I don't know my family history I was adopted?

Could my breast lump be serious I don't know my family history I was adopted?

Breast lump: Breast lumps should probably be evaluated by a professional. Your history is only slightly important. ...Read more

26

26
Can you tell me, are doctors always supposed to send you for a scan if you have a breast lump?

Can you tell me, are doctors always supposed to send you for a scan if you have a breast lump?

Depends: Evaluation of a breast lump typically involves a combination of physical exam and possibly ultrasound or mammogram. Depends on degree of suspicion of what your doctor thinks it is. ...Read more

27

27
How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

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

28

28
How quickly you get the results from laboratories on a breast lump biopsy?

How quickly you get the results from laboratories on a breast lump biopsy?

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

30

30
Breast lump, core needle biopsy, I am 17 female, please help?

Breast lump, core needle biopsy, I am 17 female, please help?

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

Dr. Gary Pess
4 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
356 Doctors shared insights

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