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Intraductal Papilloma Surgery Recovery
Remove completely: Intraductal papilloma (ip) is the most common cause of bloody nipple discharge. They are usually noncancerous but can sometimes have abnormal cells or an early breast cancer. Once diagnosed on needle biopsy, they are usually completely removed with surgery. Since these are small, a small amount of tissue can be removed, so the breast is not deformed (also scar can be near nipple). ...Read more
As long as:
BENIGN...expect future Mammograms/Breast Exams. ...that's about it...
Hope this is helpful
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Lump in areole region with milky discharge like sticky no foul odor with breast enlargement is it intraductal papilloma. If it is, is surgery necessary?
Not really: Papilloma, if it is, not going to cause "milky discharge". Somethingelse going on, You need to see your doc. ...Read more
Sometimes: It's called id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis. Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. Forget the hyperplasia. ...Read more
Careful: If you mean scientific treatment plus holistic concepts fine. But By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown 2 work. Beware ...Read more
Benign tumor: It is a benign tumor that grows in the milk duct of the breast. Occurs in women between the ages of 35-55. Can present with pain, a palpable lump, nipple discharge. Often a mammogram or ultrasound can show these. A biopsy is sometimes done to rule out a cancer. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Sometimes: It's called id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis. Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. There are no clear causes. ...Read more
And sometimes: Its id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis. Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. ...Read more
It depends.: Intraductal papillomas are benign tumors found commonly within the nipple ducts. They are often responsible for bloody nipple discharge. Treatment depends on their location within the breast: if it is next to the nipple, it can often be safely watched. In contrast, those found within the periphery of the breast should be surgically removed since they are occasionally next to breast cancer. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a breast intraductal papilloma? I'm nursing but I don't have bloody discharge.
Why do you ask?: Very often they produce no symptoms or signs whatsoever. ...Read more
I had an intraductal papilloma removed from my left breast about 4 months ago and I'm still having pains in that breast, can that be normal?
I had intraductal papilloma. I had the lump removed on last monday. I feel a large hard lump where the cut is. Still sore to touch. Is this normal?
I have been diagnosis with sclerosing intraductal papilloma with lesion on breast. What are the treatment? So worried.
Surgical excision: Sclerosing intraductl papilloma is a benign lesion which developes in milk ducts, but sometimes it may be associated with breast cancer. So if this diagnosis was made by a needle biopsy, it is recommended to have surgical excision to verify presence or lack of presence of assoiated malignancy. ...Read more
I have pain in my left armpit & it feels swollen. I had an intraductal papilloma in my left breast removed in march. Could the two be related?
I was diagnosed w/ intraductal papilloma last October 2015 on my left breast. But currently the results of my ultrasound & mammogram was birads 4 again. Do I need to undergo excision for the said mass found on the same breast?
Maybe, maybe not: If the tumor is benign then it might not need to come out. However, if it's in there long enough, it might start to cause problems like blocking the ducts to your mammary glands. Also, just because it's benign today doesn't mean it won't transform at some point. It might be worth having it out, if it's simple and easy to do. See your local surgeon for more ideas. ...Read more
I had a intraductal fistula surgery on my right breast 2 weeks ago, the surgeon made the incision over a old one, it is very painful, is this normal. This is the 4th surgery I have had done on this breast.?
How often would I see nipple discharge from Intraductal Papiloma, and also, can Perimenopause cause nipple discharge. 52 years old, still get period?
Some are a concern: Certain ones are considered premalignant, and need to be removed to biopsy. If you are not sure, go for another opinion. ...Read more
I had breast surgery to remove a papilloma two weeks ago and had no pain at that time...Now all of a sudden have pain. Is that normal?
Postsurgically, most of the discomfort a patient will experience occurs soon after surgery; given the delayed onset of your pain, best to be seen by your surgeon. Only by doing so can complications (which can be associated with pain) be ruled out and treated if present.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Neg mammo and ultrasound. Bloody nipple discharge when expressed. Does this require surgery? Papilloma in past. Different duct.
Duct excision best: If you have negative mammo and US but with bloody discharge from a single duct, you probably have another papilloma. You should have a duct excision as it is the only way to absolutely rule out a small carcinoma. ...Read more
I have surgery in 1985 for what's diagnosed as non malignant papyloma and in had improvement with my voice but over time my voice had gone bad again?
Many causes: Overuse and vocal strain are common causes of hoarseness. But there are a number of other causes that warrant investigation. You should seek referral to an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) who can examine your vocal cords in the office and make a recommendation about next steps to diagnose and treat. ...Read more