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How Do I Know The Difference Between Dense Breast Tissue And A Lump
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Difference between fibrous breast tissue and cancerous tumor? I have many moveable, squishy lumps. Doc says ok bit causing anxiety when I feel.
Fibrous tissue: Is quite common. But if it’s causing you anxiety, I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor and have him/her explain the differences, go over your findings with you, and discuss the possibility of a mammogram if that is indicated in your situation and depending upon your history. Good luck! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not so Easy: In general, lumps that "count" tend to be 3-dimensionally round, (rock) hard, & non-mobile. However, there is a lot of variation from one person to the next. In my practice, breast ultrasound is an extension of my physical exam, and very helpful to distinguish between the two. When in doubt, a simple needle biopsy under local anesthesia in the office can lead to definitive diagnosis. Read more
Are dangerous breast lumps likely to occur against the body, or usually in fatty breast tissue? I'm only 25. Don't want to overreact.
Mammogram: If you feel a lump, see if it changes over the course of your menstral cycle. Benign lumps change size with your period. Hard non mobile lumps with skin changes or any bleeding from the nipple need quick evaluation. It is not where the lump is located, it is what they feel like that counts. Any concern...See your doctor for a breast exam. Especially if you have family history of breast cancer! Read more
See your doctor.: It is very difficult to distinguish normal "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue from one that warrants further evaluation. Lumps that "count" tend to be 3-dimensionally round rather than pencil- or pancake-shaped and are harder than normal rubbery breast tissue. When finding a new lump, it is best to see your dr.;it may be wise to get a mammogram, ultrasound, or even a biopsy, depending on their findings. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does normal breast tissue feel like? Or breast cyst? I don't know if im feeling a lump or just normal. Its movable, feels connected to tissue.
See answer: Tough to answer over the computer. Fibro-cystic breast disease is very common in young breasts, and is probably what you are feeling. The best advice for you is too a dr. And get a breast exam, and have the dr. Explain what is normal specifically to your breasts, and then when you perform an exam on yourself at least monthly, and notice any changes, you can alert the dr. Best wishes. Read more
Had breast u/s. Said the lump I feel isn't in the breast tissue but above. Maybe subcutaneous. Could do MRI. Os it worth it knowing not in breast?
See a Doctor: Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two lumps on r. Lower breast so I had a mammogram and ultrasound where they confirmed the lumps but not much breast tissue. Is there concern?
Breast lump outer quadrant feels long, soft in shower, firm when standing. Hx of fibrocystic changes. Does breast tissue feel like this?
Can citalopram cause gyno? (breast tissue under the nipple) I have a large lump under my nipple which has appeared since I started taking citalopram.
I'm 18 years old and I have axillary breast tissue in one armpit. Is that normal, and also is it meant to feel like little lumps???
Had vacuum breast biopsy 3 months ago and area near biopsy site feels firm still. Not rock hard but almost like a little lump. Biopsy was benign breast tissue. What could be causing that firmness?
Hematoma: No matter what kind of biopsy is perfomed on the breast there is always the possibility of a small degree of bleeding locally. If an open biopsy is carried out, surgical closure to prevent even small spaces at the bx site from remaining. Without guaranteed control of any oozing into the biopsy site a hematoma and some hardening of the area can occur Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lump about 2.5 inches below clavicle not in breast tissue. Female 56 pot-menopausal. Found it in shower with soapy hand?
2.5 inch lump: A 2.5 inch lump anywhere in or on your body requires immediate attention. If your doctor cannot fit you in today or tomorrow please go to the nearest Emergency Room. I suspect that with your issue you will be seen by your doctor today! Read more
Does breast tissue feel firmer/bumpier around edges along top when raise arms? No actual lump, same both breasts. Is it where tissue attach to muscle?
Yes, it does.: The breasts are composed of firm glandular tissue and soft fatty tissue with string like tubes converging at the nipple. Together they make the breast tissue feel lumpy and bumpy with hills, valleys and ridges. That is normal. If you are concerned about what you feel, check the opposite side and see if it has a matching area. If not, see a doctor. Read more
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