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How to determine if I have a lump on my breast?

How to determine if I have a lump on my breast?

Through palpation: With your fingers. If you believe you have a lump please see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my breast. What are possible causes?

I have a lump on my breast. What are possible causes?

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

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Please help! I have a lump on my breast but it doesn't hurt?

Please help! I have a lump on my breast but it doesn't hurt?

Even if it doesn't: Hurt - please schedule an appointment with your physician to evaluate this lump. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my breast getting bigger my doctor said its fat tissue not happy with his answer could it be cancer i'm scared it hurts when i push o?

I have a lump on my breast getting bigger my doctor said its fat tissue not happy with his answer could it be cancer i'm scared it hurts when i push o?

Breast lump: Breast cancer doesn't usually hurt per se, at least not initially when localized. Breast cysts can change in size & can be painful if large enough. Depending upon australian guidelines, you could consider asking for a mammogram +/- ultrasound depending upon findings followed by aspiration. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-cysts/ds01071 for more info. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lump in my breast?

Why do I have a lump in my breast?

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 more

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I have a lump under my breast which is slighlty painfull?

I have a lump under my breast which is slighlty painfull?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an in-person evaluation. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Please help! I have a lump in my breast. What does it mean?

Please help! I have a lump in my breast. What does it mean?

Can't diagnose with: This info. Medical evaluation is recommended. This should provide needed info. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can know if I have a lump in my breast?

Can you tell me how i can know if I have a lump in my breast?

Please schedule an: Appointment to see your physician. This warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I think I have a lump in my breast some advice would be helpful ?

Hi I think I have a lump in my breast some advice would be helpful ?

See a doctor...: It is great that you are doing self exams. Now that you have a concern see your doctor as soon as possible. Early detection of abnormalities is very important. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my breast and it hurts when touched. What could it be?

I have a lump in my breast and it hurts when touched. What could it be?

Benign cyst: This is most likely a benign cyst. But please see you physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a lump in my breast which showed up immediately after car wreck and has gotten smaller/?

Please help! I have a lump in my breast which showed up immediately after car wreck and has gotten smaller/?

Ultrasound: Your scenario likely relates to a cyst formed from trauma as a result of the car accident, however to be safe, it is advisable for you to follow with your physician. An ultrasound can be a good test to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have a lump between my breasts on my sternum. The lump has always come and gone but now it's extremely painful. What should I do?

I have a lump between my breasts on my sternum. The lump has always come and gone but now it's extremely painful. What should I do?

See provider: Please see your health care provider to assess if you need drainage and/or antibiotics for a possible epidermal inclusion cyst. ...Read more