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I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

Be examined: It may be a blocked milk duct but impossible to diagnose without an exam. See your doctor for an exam and consider an US. If it is red warm and tender it may be an area of infection. Try a cool pack and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Lump in breast, feels somewhat like a soft grape. Is this a normal finding? I should note that I am also breastfeeding. What could this be?

Lump in breast, feels somewhat like a soft grape. Is this a normal finding? I should note that I am also breastfeeding. What could this be?

Galactocele: This could be a milk cyst, but you should see your doctor for any growing lump in breast and a breast ultrasound should be able to tell. Many breast surgeons have an ultrasound in their office so check with your gyn doctor and see a doctor if needed. ...Read more

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I found a breast lump when i finished breastfeeding my gp said it's glandular but on return in 2 weeks she said it reduced 3 months later it remains?

I found a breast lump when i finished breastfeeding my  gp said it's glandular but on return in 2 weeks  she said it reduced  3 months later it remains?

Breast surgeon: A breast mass that persists should have further evaluation. A thorough exam by a general or breast surgeon is appropriate. This exam may include a ultrasound to help characterize the lump. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pea size nonmovable hard lump in breast painful when touched (upper area near chest wall) ?

Pea size nonmovable hard lump in breast painful when touched (upper area near chest wall) ?

Painful breast lump: Please kindly see your doctor to get checked out. Being painful it's important to make if it's an infection. ...Read more

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Small hard Lump in breast in vein near nipple. It goes away after a few minutes. Has happened three times at different points in cycle. What is it?

Small hard Lump in breast in vein near nipple. It goes away after a few minutes.  Has happened three times at different points in cycle.  What is it?

Engorgement of tissu: Appears to be the engorgement- enlargement of small areas of breast tissue.As it is closer to the surface near the nipple you are able to feel. If related to the menstrual cycle,indicates the swelling localized island of breast tissue in response to hormonal factors of menstrual cycle. this is nothing to worry. Hot compresses /warm soaks may help to reduce pain, if very painful. ...Read more

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Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Probably!: Lumps and bumps during breastfeeding are very common, and most often a result of clogged ducts. Regular breast feeding, or pumping, with the help of warm compresses are the best ways to help prevent and treat these clogged ducts. However, any lump that doesn't improve in 72 hours, redness, fevers, or intense pain should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I just felt popcorn seed, hard, movable lump in breast; mammo last month said normal. How fast can a tumor grow?

I just felt popcorn seed, hard, movable lump in breast; mammo last month said normal. How fast can a tumor grow?

Lump: Breast cancer tends to grow slowly so hopefully this is just a cyst. No matter what the mammogram said, if you feel a lump it needs to be checked out. Please call your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump in breast. Hard n painful. Lump sits beneath the areole. Theres a boil-like white-ish head on areole. Is this just a boil?

Possible: At 36 you may hve infection (boil ) of periareolar montgomery gland infection , must see your doctor to make sure have nothing serious, and if it is to drain (and antibiotics ) which will give relief to your pain. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery whiles pregnant with breast lump and can I breast feed with it and what is my risk factor?

Can I have surgery whiles pregnant with breast lump and can I breast feed with it and what is my risk factor?

Diagnosis of lump?: Have you seen a doctor and had the lump evaluated? That is your first priority! Get a diagnosis for the lump. You can have surgery while pregnant and all further questions require an actual diagnosis of lump to answer. Don't delay - be seen and have lump evaluated.You don't want to delay. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...Read more