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I Have A Big Lump In My Breast
Medical professional, please tell me if I could have malignant tumor if I have a big sore lump in my breast. Also what could save my life?
See MD-ASAP: You should see your md asap!. This big sore lump could be malignant vs non malignant condition (abscess etc). Any palpable breast lump - cancer should be ruled out. See your md immediately- so then you can have a proper evaluation and further testing- mammogram/sonogram and ultimately biopsy to establish a diagnosis.The treatment will depend on the cause- off course. Dont delay anymore- see md. ...Read more
I have a big lump in my left breast and is very sore. I am also two days late on my month. Is that a high chance I could be pregnant..?
Dr said breast lump was big and with echo he could tell if it was an adenoma, now says i need another scan because hes not sure?
Complete the workup: What led to the original ultrasound? Was it an abnormal exam or mammogram? Please see your doctor and get a complete breast evaluation. Depending on the mammogram results (and make sure the mammography has your ultrasound images!), further workup may be necessary, possibly including mri. If the findings are not completely benign, a biopsy to look at tissue under the microscope is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Different": Feeling for a lump in an organ that by it's very nature is lumpy-bumpy can be very confusing; usually, it's not a question of whether you can find a lump as much as how many. However, cancers often feel distinctly different than normal breast tissue: rock-hard (like it is made of concrete rather than rubber), 3-dimensionally round (rather than pancake- or cigar-shaped), and fixed w/in the breast. ...Read more
Possibilities...: ...Include a cyst, a tumor (benign or malignant), or fibrocystic changes. Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it's not a cancer. This certainty can be reached by physical examination, mammography, ultrasound, and/or biopsy, depending on many factors. If your doctor is certain that the lump is not cancerous, it does not need to be removed. ...Read more
Hard to Tell: It is very difficult to distinguish a benign breast lump from a cancer by exam alone, for patient and doctor. In general, cancers tend to be rock-hard, 3-dimensionally round, and can feel "fixed" within the breast. Depending upon age and physical examination findings, we will often get a mammogram and ultrasound to help evaluate a breast lump, sometimes culminating in a (nonsurgical) biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign or malignant: If you feel a breast lump or mass you should get it taken care of. You should get a referral to a doctor who specializes in breast disease the best doctor would be a breast surgeon you need to have a history and exam and mammogram and or breast ultrasound and probably need a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self-examination: Tara-that is often a very difficult thing to determine for patient and doctor, since the breast by it's very nature is a very "lumpy-bumpy" organ. If you perform self-examination, you will be more likely to identify any new lump, which should prompt a visit to your doctor. If they share your concern, they will send you to a breast specialist and may order tests such as an ultrasound+/-mammogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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