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I Have A Lump In My Breast That Hurts
Cyst or infection: Many reasons to develop painful lumps in underarm or axilla. Swollen lymph nodes may or may not be painful. Ingrown hairs can be uncomfortable. Cysts are usually non-tender but if large enough or infected, can be quite painful. Hidradenitis suppurativa is an extreme case of oil glands gone bad. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818 for more info on this topic. ...Read more
I have pain in my left armpit and i feel a tiny lump in my left breast. The lump is painful when i press on it. Could this be breast cancer?
It depends!: Not breastfeeding or recently pregnant? Over the age of 40? Had the lump for more that 1-2 months? See your doctor! if you are recently pregnant or breastfeeding, under the age of 30, and only noticed it recently, start taking an NSAID (otc Ibuprofen or naproxen), eliminate caffeine, and give it a few weeks to see if it resolves. If not, again, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where in the jaw?: Lumps and bumps can appear anywhere in or on the soft and/or hard tissues of the jaws. Without more information about the specific location and symptoms, it would be difficult to provide you with more information or advice. ...Read more
Only if it's cancer!: Unless you can be sure that lump is not a cancer, you should have your doctor check it out. It could be a cyst, benign fibrous lump, or just a "nothing." but, it could also be an early cancer. Wouldn't you want to find out for sure? And don't let a doctor tell you it's ok without having more proof if indeed this is something different from the rest of your breast tissue. "thinking" is not proving! ...Read more
Likely infection: Breast pain (mastalgia) is not uncommon; most breast lumps are not cancer, and pain is only rarely associated with cancer. A painful lump may be cyclic with hormonal changes, but these don't radiate into armpit. Milk producing glands connect to nipple surface by lactiferous ductules, which may extend into armpit, as do lymphatics. An infected area may drain both ways into the armpit. ...Read more
I am 22, I have lump in my right breast and my breast seems to br assymetric, when i touch the lump it pains.
Can happen but rare: Being fearful is normal, but it is more likely to be a benign process rather than cancer, but it is important to seek medical help especially in women with a strong family history or if they are brca gene positive. See your doctor to make a diagnosis and treat you appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard lump in my right armpit and it hurts. It grew very large in the past week and I have some mild shooting pain in my arm what is it?
Several Things: You need to see a dr. It could be an enlarged lymph node. It could be an infected sweat or sebaceous gland. The inflammation probably is affecting the nerves going into your arm which pass thru the armpit. It is going to take an examination and some investigation to sort out your problem. ...Read more
I had a mammogram done and they told me that in my right breast that I have a nodule that is solid and compacted...But I have pain in my left breast?
Breast nodule: You will probably need at least a breast sonogram to further evaluate the nodule. Based on the mammographic/sonographic features, the radiologist will assess the probability that it could be cancer, and this will determine whether short interval follow up or biopsy is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely benign: At your age, the finding of a mass suggests it is a benign condition. Risks like your mom and grandmom having breast cancer may raise the chance of some small cancer, but, at the age of 19, it is most often benign scar tissue lump called fibroadenoma. To be sure, let your doctor exam this. The doc can decide with you if any more testing would be worth doing. ...Read more
Yesterday, i found a hard lump in my left breast (on top of breast above nipple). I have aching in my armpits but otherwise no pain.
Seek medical care: Any palpable lump which is discoverd by the patient, her signifiant other or the health care provider needs a complete work up to determine its exact nature. Many turn out to be benign (not cancer) and some may be malignant (cancer). You need to see your doctor or a breast care specialist to have this lump checked nd diagnosed. Do not delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painless lump in my left nipple i just found I got my nipple twisted really bad when I was a teen. Is this breast cancer or just scar tissue?
I have a pea sized bump right above my nipple on my left breast and hurts I've had it for 3 days now. My breast looks a little swollen in that area, what can it be?
I have a small painful lump in my right rib just below my breast. I just had pneumonia. Is it related or should I go see my doctor?
I have a pain under my left armpit but closer to my left breast, I don't feel a lump but it is a very sharp and painful to touch and have noticed mult?
If it doesn't feel : The same on your left breast then it may be a lump. Breast lumps warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more
Infection: You have the odor producing glands in that area and these can become infected by skin germs. Localized moist heat may help the body self heal, but occasionally these need to be drained or treated with an antibiotic.You also have lymph nodes in that location that handle issues for arm & shoulder.These can also become swollen & self heal but occasionally need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign cyst: This is most likely a benign cyst. But please see you physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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