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Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Uncertain: The whi study carried out by the nih in the last decade found an increase in the rate of breast cancer in women taking Medroxyprogesterone acetate (mpa) plus mixed conjugated equine estrogens, but not in women taking the estrogen alone. This casts suspicion of mpa but it certainly does not prove that it increases the risk of breast cancer. It does not increase the risk of breast infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? Im 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? Im 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Fairly common: Best option to start with OB or primary doc. Yes, you can get breast abscesses not related to breast feeding. Cysts are also very common. Many women can have perfectly normal mammogram/ultrasound and have pain. Should have those 2 tests, to make sure all is well. Cancer, though unlikely, is a possibility, and is usually detectable with those screening tests. ...Read more

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Can strep cause a breast infection?

Can strep cause a breast infection?

Yes: Beta hemolytic streptococci can cause breast infections although staphylococcus aureus is the more common cause. ...Read more

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Can a bad breast infection cause extreme headaches?

Can a bad breast infection cause extreme headaches?

It could: Any significant infection that leads to systemic inflammation can cause headaches - just like in the case of a bad case of the flu virus. But if it's the worst headache of your life or you have a stiff neck seek urgent care. ...Read more

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Can breast infection cause swollen upper arm?

Can breast infection cause swollen upper arm?

Only if severe: Breast infections drain to the lymph nodes in the arm pit. These are the same lymph nodes for your arm so if these nodes are severly activated, they could cause swelling in the arm. Have it checked. ...Read more

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What can cause a breast infection in a teenage girl that has never been pregnant?

What can cause a breast infection in a teenage girl that has never been pregnant?

Hygiene issues: Skin bacteria from improper or non-clensing over the breast and nipples can enter the breast and cause an infection. Dirty bras are a known culprit and must be laundered often especially after exercise. ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot and cancer risk? What are the odds and how much does your risk go up? Is it bad I have breast pain the first month on the shot

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot and cancer risk? What are the odds and how much does your risk go up? Is it bad I have breast pain the first month on the shot

Study on 20-40 yo: Studies show there may be a 2 fold or so increase in risk of breast cancer in women who use depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) but the risk of breast cancer in young women also low. See this study please and talk with your MD. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3328650/ ...Read more

Dr. Dhaval Shah
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Breast Infection (Definition)

Breast infection, also known as mastitis, indicates inflammation of breast tissue or overlying skin. Most commonly mastitis is caused by bacteria which has entered the breast tissue through a break or crack in the skin, often near the nipple, resulting in swelling and tenderness. Most often mastitis is associated with breastfeeding or physical injury to the breast and ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more