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Doctor insights on: Irregular Hypoechoic Mass Shadowing And Distortion Breast

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Can't find this complete term anywhere. Only each word what is irregular hypoechoic hypervascular mass in breast?

Can't find this complete term anywhere. Only each word what is irregular hypoechoic hypervascular mass in breast?

Needs evaluation: I can tell you what the terms mean but you need to discuss these finding with your doctor to decide what follow up is needed.
Irregular means it is not round and smooth.
Hypoechoic means that it is less dense than the surrounding tissue.
Hypervascular means that there are extra blood vessels going to the area.
See your doctor for follow up on these findings. ...Read more

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My friend's UTZ has a hypoechoic mass nodule in her left beast. Left breast is at 2 o clock position zone b - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.8 cm. Is it malignant?

There is: Not enough information to make an assessment. The probability of malignancy depends on various ultrasound features that should be described in the report. Also, there should be a BIRADS code at the end of the report which summarizes the radiologist's assessment of the chance of malignancy. Merely knowing that a hypoechoic nodule is present doesn't narrow it down. It could be benign or suspicious ...Read more

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Hypoechoic area on breast ultrasound came back as benign breast tissue with lactational changes. Can a mass come back as this? I'm worried. I'm nursing

Hypoechoic area on breast ultrasound came back as benign breast tissue with lactational changes. Can a mass come back as this? I'm worried. I'm nursing

Breast mass: It will be important to follow up with your physician to ensure that the images and the pathology report are concordant (that they agree) and, probably, get a follow-up ultrasound to ensure stability or resolution of the mass. ...Read more

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Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Need follow up: By your doctor, if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node, (where they are supposed to be and normal) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up, to rule out it is not some thing serious, go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...Read more

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39 yo extremely dense fibrocystic breasts w/well-circumscribed macrolobulated hypoechoic mass 11:00 left breast 3cm above nipple BIRAD 4? Cancer?

39 yo extremely dense fibrocystic breasts w/well-circumscribed macrolobulated hypoechoic mass 11:00 left breast 3cm above nipple BIRAD 4? Cancer?

No easy answer: It is imperative that you talk with the physician who took care of you. There are many possibilities and I would have to know more about these findings to give you my best opinion. ...Read more

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Looked at ultrasound of breast in my own computer-- report was normal but I feel like I see shadowing and maybe some hypoechoic distortion. Likely?

Looked at ultrasound of breast in my own computer-- report was normal but I feel like I see shadowing and maybe some hypoechoic distortion. Likely?

Breast: Ultrasound takes some experience and training to do. One will often see areas of shadowing in areas of cooper's ligaments and there is great heterogeneity in the way breast tissue normally appears particularly in young women with lots of glandular tissue and glandular/fat interfaces. So, its good to be proactive in your health care but be cautious in reaching imaging conclusions on your own. ...Read more

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How often is a breast mass cancerous when it shows up brightly colored on an ultrasound? (mine also has some irregular shape and shadowing)

How often is a breast mass cancerous when it shows up brightly colored on an ultrasound? (mine also has some irregular shape and shadowing)

Difficult to say: Without reviewing the images and full report, but irregular margins and shadowing tend to be suspicious features on ultrasound. By brightly "colored", it probably means internal blood flow with Color Doppler. Based solely on the features you describe, this is at least a BIRADS category 4B intermediate suspicion lesion, which implies about a 40% chance of malignancy. It probably needs a biopsy. ...Read more

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3mm by 5mm slightly prominent hypoechoic area in right breast, well defined, round, wider than taller NO posterior shadowing, likely benign? Folow up?

3mm by 5mm slightly prominent hypoechoic area in right breast, well defined, round, wider than taller NO posterior shadowing, likely benign? Folow up?

You are describing: A BIRADS 3 (probably benign) lesion based on the ultrasound features. By definition, there is less than 2% chance of malignancy, and the usual management in an average risk patient is short interval follow up, typically every 6 months for 2 years. ...Read more

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What does "area of distortion with no focal mass" mean on breast ultrasound? Is cancer usually a mass?

What does "area of distortion with no focal mass" mean on breast ultrasound? Is cancer usually a mass?

Mass: Some cancers of the breast present as as mass while some don't. A ductal carcinoma almost always presents as a mass while lobular carcinoma and dcis are much more difficult to detect because they don't. Many benign condition present as masses as well and include lesions such a fibroadenomas. Follow up with your doctor and best of luck to you. ...Read more

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1.3 CM hypoechic enhanciement mass on left breast. Irregular margins irregular morphology. Bi Rads 4. Do I need to be concerned. Mom had BC at 45.

1.3 CM hypoechic enhanciement mass on left breast. Irregular margins irregular morphology. Bi Rads 4. Do I need to be concerned. Mom had BC at 45.

Yes, needs follow-up: You need prompt follow-up. The hypoechoic finding suggests this is solid which is more worrisome than if it were cystic (fluid or air filled). The irregular margins and morphology are also of concern and I suspect this all leads to a BiRads 4 designation which means up to a 30% chance this finding could be cancer. A biopsy is likely needed. Please contact your doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had my "irregular hypoechoic heterogenous 2.4cm breast lump" biopsied and it turned out to be a benign 'sclerosing adenosis'. What causes these?

Had my "irregular hypoechoic heterogenous 2.4cm breast lump" biopsied and it turned out to be a benign 'sclerosing adenosis'. What causes these?

Breast specialist: I recommend you follow up with a breast specialist to review the films and biopsy result. The two don't seem to match up, we call this discordance.
It is difficult for you to get a good answer in this forum without us seeing your report and looking at the films.
Good luck! ...Read more

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2.4cm breast lump irregular, hypoechoic heterogeneous lesion. Getting biopsy. Is there anything other than cancer with that description it could be?

2.4cm breast lump irregular, hypoechoic heterogeneous lesion. Getting biopsy. Is there anything other than cancer with that description it could be?

Yes,: There are a number of benign entities that can cause a lesion with this appearance. In the absence of other descriptors, this sounds like a BIRADS category 4C lesion, which implies a 50-95% chance of malignancy. ...Read more

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I have a large, hard mass in one of my breasts and its really painful, what could it be?

Depends: If you are nursing, have piercings in the breast or nipples, or if it has come up rapidly, it is likely an infection. If it has developed slowly over time it could be a cancer. Either way you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the approach of the breast mass? I wanna know the whole process.

What is the approach of the breast mass? I wanna know the whole process.

A full: imaging workup, usually mammography and ultrasound. If the mass is identified as a suspicious finding on mammo and/or ultrasound, then an image-guided needle biopsy with next steps depending on the biopsy results. If not identifiable on imaging, then referral to breast surgeon. ...Read more

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If you felt a mass in the breast for over 4 yrs now should I be worried?

If you felt a mass in the breast for over 4 yrs now should I be worried?

Probably stable: Probably stable fibrocystic or fibroglandular changes possible stable cyst. If never examined by a doctor this would be a good idea but very unlikely to be a cancer (though not impossible) at your age. Watch your caffeine intake as possible. ...Read more

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I had an adrenal mass secreting testosterone removed 4 months ago, levels are all normal now. My breasts have grown a lot in 4 months, any relation?

I had an adrenal mass secreting testosterone removed 4 months ago, levels are all normal now. My breasts have grown a lot in 4 months, any relation?

Virilization: If you had a virilizing adrenal tumor, and it was removed, and you have normal ovaries, then you would be expected to now develop a more typical female body habitus. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have a 3.5cm spiculated mass in the left breast, is it cancer?

I have a 3.5cm spiculated mass in the left breast, is it cancer?

Breast mass: A spiculated mass of that size in your breast requires further evaluation as soon as possible. Cancer is a diagnosis made by a tissue biopsy rather than appearance on an imaging test like a mammogram. The findings may look suspicious on a mammogram, but it's always better to consider all of the diagnostic possibilities and get the biopsy before jumping to any conclusions. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic breasts but my gb felt something ages ago that was a mass but it was soft. It has now turned hard is that normal?

I have fibrocystic breasts but my gb felt something ages ago that was a mass but it was soft. It has now turned hard is that normal?

Need to see doctor: This is probably just a fibrous cyst but you need to let your doctor check it and send you for a mammogram or ultrasound if they think it is something new, ...Read more

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What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

Breast mass: See your regular physician or gyn, have an exam. Based on the exam further testing will be ordered. Many breast masses are benign, but still may need biopsy. More concerning lesions on mammography and or biopsy, should be seen by a cancer surgeon and an oncologist. ...Read more