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I have really hard lumpy breasts. Can it be cancer?

I have really hard lumpy breasts. Can it be cancer?

See your MD: If braests are hard and lumpy you must see your doctor, for examination, and possible mamography, if needed futher treatment(s). ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Lumpy Breasts (Definition)

There are many causes for lumps in the breast. These range from normal changes in your body to abnormal breast disease. Breast lumps are either benign ...Read more


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I have really hard lumpy breast and armpit. What could it be?

I have really hard lumpy breast and armpit. What could it be?

Many things: Any abnormalities in the breast should be examined by a breast surgeon. A thorough breast history should also be given. Fibrocystic breasts are a condition that is very common and could be the source of your issues. It is best to be evaluated by someone experienced in breast diseases. ...Read more

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Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less. do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less.  do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Decrease in size: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common condition. Usually women will notice an increase in size and discomfort before menses (approximately 1-2 weeks prior) and a reduction in size and discomfort with the menses/period. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have really lumpy breasts 1 or 2 weeks before a period? These lumps feel a tiny bit hard and I can't tell if it's just normal or not

Is it normal to have really lumpy breasts 1 or 2 weeks before a period? These lumps feel a tiny bit hard and I can't tell if it's just normal or not

Cyclical breast: changes are certainly possible, but if you feel a hard lump, or if you are uncertain of the significance of what you are feeling, you should see your doctor for an evaluation to make sure. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with mastitis last?

4-6 weeks: Once the abscess is treated (drainage and antibiotics), there can be residual lumpiness that is inflammed tissue. This can take at least 4-6 weeks to resolve and feel like "normal" lumpy breast tissue. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with breast abscess last?

4-6 weeks: Once the abscess is treated (drainage and antibiotics), there can be residual lumpiness that is inflammed tissue. This can take at least 4-6 weeks to resolve and feel like "normal" lumpy breast tissue. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

Few days: If you are breast feeding and you have experienced lumpy tender breast/breasts as you are learning to breast feed, you may have mild engorgement. If you have pain and fever call your OB about need for medication. If no fever, try pumping breasts for 3-5 minutes before breast feeding to get milk flowing and unclog ducts. Usually 2 or 3 days of this before feeds will resolve problem. ...Read more

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Are lumpy breasts common?

Are lumpy breasts common?

Lumpy breast: Normal breast tissue can sometimes feel lumpy. Some women do regular breast self-exams. Doing breast self-exams can help you learn how your breasts normally feel and make it easier to notice and find any changes. Breast self-exams are not a substitute for mammograms. Always get breast changes checked out by your doctor . ...Read more

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What are the causes for lumpy breasts?

What are the causes for lumpy breasts?

Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more

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What do men think of lumpy breasts? A turn off?

What do men think of lumpy breasts? A turn off?

Normal: Most women's breasts are "lumpy-bumpy", especially after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Rest assured that you are normal. ...Read more