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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

Variable: Fat necrosis will often improve with time but particularly if it is a larger area it may never completely resolve. A lot of the diagnosis of fat necrosis involved the clinical scenario and impression. Imaging can often be helpful. A biopsy is the most definitive. Make certain your surgeon is sure it's fat necrosis. If there is any question about a lump see a breast surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more


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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

Until taken out: Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. ...Read more

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How long should visit for necrotic breast lump last?

How long should visit for necrotic breast lump last?

Not clear: I don't really understand that question. A necrotic breast lump? ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with breast fat necrosis?

No: Fat necrosis in the breast is usually the result of tramatic injury. This is also self limited. Surgery to the breast (enhancement, reduction, lumpectomy, biopsy, etc) can result in tissue damage that can manifest as fat necrosis - that is usually self limited. In 20 years, I have seen one patient with fat necrosis in the hip/buttock - that was due to impact trauma. I've not seen it in the breast. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

No: A single patch of breast fat necrosis will leave a lump and a bit of deformity, which may be diagnosed on biopsy and/or removed surgically. It is unlikely to be due to any systemic disease, but dr. Singh is very wise to ask about injury. ...Read more

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What does fat necrosis (not of breast or newborn) look like?

What does fat necrosis (not of breast or newborn) look like?

Panniculitis: Fat necrosis is inflammation of the subcutaneous fat-presents with inflammatory nodules or plaques

presents as a wide variety of conditions
infection, external insults, malignancy and inflammatory disease ...Read more

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Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Painless lump: Fat necrosis of the breast often occurs after injury to the breast tissue. It typically causes a painless lump within the breast. If you have a lump in your breast, you should consider seeing a doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

Need biosy results: With rare exception, one should not go to the or without a tissue diagnosis. This is usually easily accomplished via needle biopsy under local anesthesia. Once the diagnosis is established, the timing of the surgery can be guided by whether the lump is benign or malignant: if benign, no urgency; if malignant, why wait? ...Read more

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Breast lump outer quadrant feels long, soft in shower, firm when standing. Hx of fibrocystic changes. Does breast tissue feel like this?

Breast lump outer quadrant feels long, soft in shower, firm when standing. Hx of fibrocystic changes. Does breast tissue feel like this?

Breast lump: Most likely to be benign like a cyst or adenoma which is also benign. You may want to consider a ultrasound of the breast and or biopsy ...Read more

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Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling

Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling

It may: Your breast fibroadenoma maybe enlarging. However, there may be other causes for your breast pain and swelling. I would suggest that you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. Soft in shower, Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. Tissue feel like this?

Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. Soft in shower, Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. Tissue feel like this?

Mondors disease: The breast findings you describe fits into the description of Mondors disease of the breast, a rare benign breast condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the superficial/subcutaneous veins of the chest wall. Incidence rate is 0.5-0.8% The patient usually presents with a painful breast (cord-like) mass. There may be overlying skin erythema noted. ...Read more

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Core biopsy of 6mm breast lump that look mildly suspicious on u/s came back as benign lactational changes. I am nursing my son. What does this mean?

Core biopsy of 6mm breast lump that look mildly suspicious on u/s came back as benign lactational changes. I am nursing my son. What does this mean?

If the radiologist: Felt that the pathology result was "concordant" with the imaging appearance, ie benign lactional changes could produce the changes seen on imaging, no worries. ...Read more

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They found a breast lump but studies show it is benign. Can I get it removed anyway?

Yes: You can either have a needle biopsy to find out what it is or a surgeon can remove it if it becomes a worry to you. ...Read more

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For what length of time does it take on average to get a diagnosis for a breast lump?

For what length of time does it take on average to get a diagnosis for a breast lump?

Up to a month: It can take up to a month to get a definitive diagnosis. First you need a good breast exam by a trained provider. Most breast lumps are benign, but if your doctor is concerned you may need imaging (mammogram, ultrasound, and/or mri) and possibly a biopsy. Then it takes 3-4 days for the biopsy results to come back. By the time all of these tests are done, it has taken a month. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

What can I do to prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump?

See below: Get a good nights sleep. Meet with your anesthesiologist in advance. Discuss possible post-op pain with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Breast lump related to lymph nodes?

Breast lump related to lymph nodes?

Please clarify: The presence of a lump in the breast associated with axillary (armpit) lymph node enlargement is worrisome for breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. However, lumps don't develop in the breast due to enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer?

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer?

Best to have: It checked by your physician. May need to refer to a specialist for biopsy. Also may order some diagnostic tests to make diagnosis. Once confirmed, treatment plans will be in order. ...Read more

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What is done for a teenager with a breast lump/cyst?

Depends: If it is a cyst, which is fluid-filled, usually nothing. If it is causing pain, then an aspiration can be performed.

If it is a solid mass, it is most likely a fibroadenoma (I have several posts on this topic). Unless it is large, we don't do anything with them. If it is a large fibroadenoma, then it is usually removed surgically.

find a breast surgeon in your area for evaluation ...Read more

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Is sex safe when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Is sex safe when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Yes: Sexual activity has no effect on a breast lump or tumor. It should be safe. ...Read more

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Can a cancerous breast lump ever have oozing or weeping?

Can a cancerous breast lump ever have oozing or weeping?

Very Rarely: Oozing or weeping from the skin of the breast is most commonly due to a skin-based infection rather than a breast (tissue) disease. However, a large cancer can erode through the skin and cause an open, oozing wound. Also, a rare from of cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, can mimic a breast infection with skin changes. In short: it's best to see your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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I have breast lump and microcalcifications, what do I do?

I have breast lump and microcalcifications, what do I do?

It might be Cancer b: Any lump in the breast needs to have a biopsy to find out the nature of the problem. It could be either cancer or beginnings of cancer (in situ cancer). A biopsy is done to make the exact diagnosis. So you need to go see an oncologist (surgical or medical oncologists are trained to investigate and make a proper diagnosis)and treat the problem appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer or a benign lump?

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer or a benign lump?

Need 2 C Ur Doctor: It is difficult if not impossible to differentiate a benign breast tumor from a malignant one by exam alone. At your age an ultrasound may be very helpful; ultimately, a (needle) biopsy under local anesthesia in an office setting is the most definitive diagnostic method. I advise you to see your doctor for the appropriate direction. ...Read more

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In which position I sleep after this breast lump surgery..

In which position I sleep after this breast lump surgery..

Ask MD: Usually you do not put pressure on the side operated upon; therefore sleep on the non-operated side. Ask your surgeon to be sure. Hope everything will be okay. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more

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Is sex less enjoyable when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Is sex less enjoyable when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Possibly,: If you have anxiety about a breast lump it may be difficult to fully enjoy any activity. However, there is much variability regarding how individuals cope with breast lumps or other adversities. ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more