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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
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
Not clear: I don't really understand that question. A necrotic breast lump? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Breast lump outer quadrant feels long, soft in shower, firm when standing. Hx of fibrocystic changes. Does breast tissue feel like this?
Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling
I'm 46 last year noticed a lump in bresst. PCP felt it agreed with me. Mammo neg. Niw lump remains in breast, lump or hard area above left breast?
Second opinion and: Make sure you obtain bilateral breast ultrasound. ...Read more
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
I am 22 years old and I am a virgin. I had a breast lump removed two years back. The doctor didn't mention anything and the lump was benign. Now, I am getting some milky discharge from both the nipples. The discharge is thick and smells like milk. Is it n
May be normal: Nipple discharges not unusual. But it should be checked by your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Yes: Sexual activity has no effect on a breast lump or tumor. It should be safe. ...Read more
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
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
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
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