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Is it normal for a breast lump to be noticeable but flat?

Sometimes: Breast lumps are often just prominent normal breast tissue and these can feel somewhat "flat" to palpation. Any suspicious mass needs to be correlated with a mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...Read more


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Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

See a Doctor: Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read more

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Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. soft in shower, Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. tissue feel like this?

Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. soft in shower,  Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. tissue feel like this?

Mondors disease: The breast findings you describe fits into the description of Mondors disease of the breast, a rare benign breast condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the superficial/subcutaneous veins of the chest wall. Incidence rate is 0.5-0.8% The patient usually presents with a painful breast (cord-like) mass. There may be overlying skin erythema noted. ...Read more

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After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back normal. Is it still possible to have breast cancer?

After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back normal. Is it still possible to have breast cancer?

Yes! Yes! Yes!: There is not a blood test to detect breast cancer. If there is an abnormal lump, you need a mammogram and ultrasound and then a biopsy to make a diagnosis. Only a biopsy, which is taking a sample of the lump, can determine if you do or do not have breast cancer. A biopsy can be done with a needle and results obtained in 24-72hours. See a breast specialist for evaluation-do not delay! ...Read more

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After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back with normal blood count, is it still a possibility to have breast cancer?

After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back with normal blood count, is it still a possibility to have breast cancer?

Blood tests don't he: No blood tests would help to diagnose breast cancer. The only way to diagnose cancer is biopsy of the lump once it is confirmed to be real on an x-ray(mammogram). So you are advised to find a doctor who knows how to investigate a lump in breast , which most dcotors do. But a physical exam is the first step in order to decide if an x-ray or ultrasound is needed. Any palpable lump requires biopsy. ...Read more

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What should a breast lump feel like?

"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

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What things could cause a breast lump?

What things could cause a breast lump?

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 more

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How will I know if I have breast lump?

How will I know if I have breast lump?

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 more

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