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Is it normal to have a lump and hardness a week after a needle breast biopsy?

Is it normal to have a lump and hardness a week after a needle breast biopsy?

Usually yes: A needle biopsy may result in localized inflammation or a hematome (contained blood) in the area of the biopsy which may feel like a hard lump. If it becomes progressively worse or if you suspect an infection, you need to see your provider. Otherwise it should gradually subside over a course of 2-4 weeks. If it did not go away, you need to check back with your breast care provider to be checked. In addition make sure you get the report of the biopsy to see if there is any concerns abut the result. ...Read more

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How do you know when a lump in your breast is just normal tissue?

How do you know when a lump in your breast is just normal tissue?

Always be concerned: Watch for any lump which is enlarging over time especially in a post menopausal woman. I would be concerned if the mass is fixed, not mobile, firm, rather than soft. See if skin is retracted or red around the lump. Finally, if there is a bloody discharge on one breast i'd be concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a lump in your breast after taking the Plan b pill twice?I

Is it normal to get a lump in your breast after taking the Plan b pill twice?I

No link: In a young girl, breast lumps come and go with your periods. They should not be linked with plan B. Continue examining your breasts before and after your periods. You'll find they usually go away with time Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a lump in each breast?

Is this normal? I have a lump in each breast?

Not really: You may have benign lump or serious lump . It is not normal for a lump to be there unless it is normal breast tissue percieved as lump. The bilateral nature of your lump indicate that the lump is probably normal breast tissue but no guarantee. Do not take chance , go and check with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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There's a lump in my boyfriends right breast. Is that normal?

No.: Adolescent males will occasionally develop firm, sometimes tender lumps in the breast. Usually these are benign. But there is a genetic predisposition in some men for breast cancer even though they do not produce estrogens. Therefore, any breast lump should be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a cancer lump from a normal lump in your breasts?

What distinguishes a cancer lump from a normal lump in your breasts?

Biopsy: The only way to be certain whether a breast lump is a normal lump or a cancer lump is by doing a biopsy, which is taking a sample from the lump or cut out the entire lump and have the tissue examined by a specialist for body tissues, who will be able to determine the nature of the lump. ...Read more

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Is it normal for doctors not to scan breast lumps, what should I do?

Breast lump: Usually an ultrasound will be performed first in younger women. If you feel a lump that your doctor can't explain on the basis of history/physical, you should probably have an ultrasound. You can always get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with your current doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Yes: A burst of your hormones pass to your baby shortly before delivery, one of the finishing touches in preparing her lungs to breathe air when she is born. These hormones include estrogen and androgens, and can have several transient side effects. Real, mature breast tissue forms, creating firm lumps under the nipples. Some babies even leak some real milk from their breasts. ...Read more

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I don't know the difference between "normal" breast lumps and cancerous ones. When should I become concerned?

I don't know the difference between "normal" breast lumps and cancerous ones. When should I become concerned?

Hard to tell: It is hard to tell which lumps are benign and which ones are cancer on physical exam. It is best for women to perform monthly breast exams and to know what their breasts feel like. If there are lumps, i tell my patients "know your lumps". If there is a change in the exam on a monthly basis, then you need to see your doctor. The only way to know for sure if lump is cancer is through testing and biopsy. ...Read more

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I have smarting pain on my breast lumps removal area(remove it 2 month ago), is it normal?Should i be worried?

I have smarting pain on my breast lumps removal area(remove it 2 month ago), is it normal?Should i be worried?

Shooting pain after: Breast lumpectomy is likely from injury to the nerve that's cut during the procedure. Twenty five percent of women experience post-lumpectomy syndrome - numbness, tingling and pain in the area that's involved. Check out the link below. Best wishes! http://m.Breastcancer.Org/treatment/pain/ask_expert/2002_04/question_05. ...Read more