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How can I treat breast fibroadenoma?

How can I treat breast fibroadenoma?

Carefully: A fibroadenoma of the breast is a benign tumor and can be safely followed with observation. However, the only way to know that it is a fibroadenoma is to have it biopsied. If it is confirmed to be benign, observation is appropriate, until it has changed - then repeat biopsy is needed. It may be more reasonable to have it excised, an not take a chance on missing a cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Breast Fibroadenoma (Definition)

Benign lump in the breast composed of fibrous/connective tissues and glandular tissue. It is the most common breast tumor in adolescent women. Unlike typical lumps from breast cancer, fibroadenoma is easy to move, with clearly defined edges. It is usually diagnosed through breast exam, sono, mammogram and a needle biopsy ...Read more


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How can I cure mastitis?

How can I cure mastitis?

Medication: Treatment usually requires a 10-14 day course of antibiotics. Be sure to take it all, even if you feel better before the medication is gone. It is also important to rest, get plenty of fluids and nurse frequently. If your baby won't nurse on that side, then empty your breast manually. ...Read more

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How can I treat ovarian cancer?

How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Depends: It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high - then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage. ...Read more

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How can I prevent breast cancer?

How can I prevent breast cancer?

CHEMOPREVENTION : Women at high risk for breast cancer may reduce their cancer risk by as much as 50% by taking tamoxifen or Raloxifene for 5 years. These drugs are not without side effects or risks; consult with a breast surgeon or a medical oncologist to learn the pro's and con's. ...Read more

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How can I treat lipomastia without surgery?

How can I treat lipomastia without surgery?

?: Do you mean gynecomastia treatment? If the breast tissue is primarily fatty, then weight loss may help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent breast engorgement?

How can I prevent breast engorgement?

Nursing or binding: Nursing your child will certainly prevent breast engorgement, though if you do not intend to breast feed, you can try binding them as tight as you can stand it for a couple of weeks, and it should suppress your natural lactation. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat this breast abcess?

What can I do to treat this breast abcess?

Prompt med eval: A breast abscess requires prompt medical attention. Abscesses usually require incision and drainage. Please don't try to self-treat for this one. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful lump in breast?

How do you treat painful lump in breast?

See your doctor.: The first thing you do is figure out why there is a lump and why it is painful. At 47 you should be having mammograms every year. If you haven't it's past time to start. Your doctor should be able to refer you for biopsy if needed. (based off a thorough history and exam.) once you know what the lump is then you can deal with the pain from it. ...Read more

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How can I treat and cure my mastitis?

How can I treat and cure my mastitis?

Fluids & Antibiotics: The mainstays of treatment for mastitis are rest, frequent warm compresses, increase in fluid intake (at least 8 glasses of water per day), frequent breastfeeding on affected side, and completing a course of antibiotic therapy. In addition, be vigilant about hand washing prior to nursing. Expressing milk frequently on the affected side is extremely important, and always complete antibiotic course. ...Read more

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How can I determine if my breast tumor is cancerous?

How can I determine if my breast tumor is cancerous?

Biopsy: Ask your doctor to refer to a breast center where an ultrasound can determine if the tumor is a cyst (fluid) or solid tumor. A cyst can be observed if not painful. Most (over 95 percent) of tumors in your age group are benign (non cancerous). The breast center physician ( usually a radiologist) can perform a biopsy or determine if the tumor can be observed based on the appearance. ...Read more

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How can I stop recurring breast infections?

Breastfeed: Hard to control completely, but mastitis (an infection in the milk production glands) can be improved (and possibly avoided) by emptying the milk ducts completely. When infection is detected, pump or feed frequently in the affected area. Don't blame yourself, however, if you end up needing antibiotics - which can happen despite excellent emptying of the breast. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful breast!?

How do you treat painful breast!?

Determine the cause : To determine the solution. Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Before I get breast augmentation, I need to know how well they can see breast tumors in the future.?

Before I get breast augmentation, I need to know how well they can see breast tumors in the future.?

Good question: The implant does shield some visualization of the breast and so radiologists add two additional views when doing mammograms to be sure to see the entire breast. Most breast cancer reconstruction patients are reconstructed with implants in the us today. The majority of those have an additional implant placed on the normal breast. ...Read more

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How early can you diagnose breast cancer?

How early can you diagnose breast cancer?

VERY early!: How? Regular mammograms. As many as a third of all breast cancers detected by mammography are stage 0 (dcis), with cure rates that approach 100%. Furthermore, cancers can often be detected on mammography years before they could ever be palpated. ...Read more

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How can I do a breast self-exam?

How can I do a breast self-exam?

Self breast exam: Self breast exam in a premenopausal woman should be done shortly after menses has started(days3-7). Probably better while taking a shower. Should be systematic and feeling aroud the breast in counterclockwise fashion. Finally inspecting the nipples and gently squezzing it looking for any discharge. The most important thing is to know your breast so you can pick up a change. ...Read more

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How possible am i to get breast cancer?

How possible am i to get breast cancer?

Can't tell: Your risk depends on a series of personal risk factors (reproductive, dietary, etc) as well as your family history. Specialists in risk assessment use models to estimate cancer risk but of course, they are educated guesses. In killeen, you have access to texas oncology's genetic risk evaluation and treatment program or to scott and white genetics program. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat armpit lump?

How to treat armpit lump?

Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to diagnose and treat this problem soon. ...Read more

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How soon can I have breast reduce size?

How soon can I have breast  reduce  size?

Family practice : You should be able to have breast reduction anytime. Discuss this with your dr. Incurance coverage may be the issue. If there is medical reason you want it done insurance will cover it. ...Read more

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I have pigeon breast how to cure it?

I have pigeon breast how to cure it?

Would recommend: Consulting with either a plastic or a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more