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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.

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lump in breast. Hard n painful. Lump sits beneath the areole. There's 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.

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I had a core breast biopsy about 3 months ago, I am breastfeeding as well. I now have a rather large (baseball size) firm lump close to biopsy site?

I had a core breast biopsy about 3 months ago, I am breastfeeding as well. I now have a rather large (baseball size) firm lump close to biopsy site?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health.

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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.

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What might a cancerous lump in breast feel like?

What might a cancerous lump in breast feel like?

Many variations: Please see your doctor. Given your age, breast cancer is extremely unlikely. However, you need to find out what this is. After a complete history and physical, if there is a palpable abnormality, an ultrasound will probably be next, perhaps followed by a mammogram.

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What does a lump in breast mean besides cancerous?

What does a lump in breast mean besides cancerous?

Breast lumps: Most breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas.

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What do I do for lump in breast after car accident?

What do I do for lump in breast after car accident?

Get checked: Any lump in the breast requires a medical examination, often followed by mammography. The car accident can merely be a coincidence. So do not let that fool you into a false sense of security. So you must get it checked right away and request a biopsy if the doctor can feel a lump in your breast unless the skin on top is badly bruised and can explain it being traumatic.

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I need your expertise, is 2 months too long to wait to get lump in breast checked?

I need your expertise, is 2 months too long to wait to get lump in breast checked?

Probably not: The sooner you can get in the better, but chances are your breast lump has been there for years. If it is growing quickly, causing pain, or if you have swelling in the lymph nodes under your arm, you should be seen right away. Most breast lumps are benign (not cancer), so odds are that waiting 2 months will be ok. I'm curious why you have to wait for 2 months though!

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I have a lump in my breast, I'm breastfeeding. How can I get that lump to go away?

I have a lump in my breast, I'm breastfeeding. How can I get that lump to go away?

Lump: The most probable cause of a lump while breastfeeding would be a blocked milk producing gland. Try massaging this area and applying hot pad (don't burn yourself). If it doesn't go away within a couple days go to your doc.

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Breastfeeding from last 4 months. Painless smooth moveable small lump in right breast not going away from last 1 week. What is it? Worried

Breastfeeding from last 4 months. Painless smooth moveable small lump in right breast not going away from last 1 week. What is it? Worried

Common: During breast feeding some collection of milk in some milk ducts may form a painless lump which eventually disappears. If u remain worried or the lump remains for a long time (weeks) have urself examined by ur OB-GYN.

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I quit breastfeeding 2 weeks back. My one breast is soft and normal but the other one is heavy and I feel lumps in it do I need to get my check up don?

Likely normal: Usually one breast produces more than the other, so things can seem a bit assymetrical. You may also have some mildly blocked ducts on the side that is harder and "lumpy". Massage that breast, start feeds a that breast so that the more vigorous feeding takes place there, warm packs to breast. If these are not helping or having already lots of pain, then see OB - thanks for breast feeding!

Dr. Barry Rosen
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