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Is sex safe when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Is sex safe when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Yes: Sexual activity has no effect on a breast lump or tumor. It should be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Is sex less enjoyable when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Is sex less enjoyable when you have a hormone related breast lump?

Possibly,: If you have anxiety about a breast lump it may be difficult to fully enjoy any activity. However, there is much variability regarding how individuals cope with breast lumps or other adversities. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic breast disease, bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy & fibroadenoma. Breast lump was present since puberty. Will danzole be safe to use?

I have fibrocystic breast disease, bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy & fibroadenoma. Breast lump was present since puberty. Will danzole be safe to use?

Depends: On your symptoms, remember fibrocystic changes in the breasts are "changes" not a disease, the fact you have axillary lymphadenopathy and fibro adenoma, means that you have been evaluated professionally, please don't self medicate, danazol is an impeded androgen and has its side effects, so kindly follow up with a breast specialist, have a 2nd or 3rd opinion, it's your right, good luck ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose breast lump?

Is there one best test to diagnose breast lump?

No: All tests can miss a breast lump. They are best used together. An ultrasound may find a lump that is missed on mammogram. A MRI may find lumps missed by the usg etc. ...Read more

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Can a stromal tissue breast lump change in consistency?

Can a stromal tissue breast lump change in consistency?

Yes: Depending on pathology (disease) At 42 you must follow your doctor 's advise If you are not satisfied take a second opinion, as matter of fact your doctor will encourage you and help you to seek one, but not a internet advise. As you need to be examined Good Luck ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

Fibroadenoma: The most common breast tumor is a fibroadenoma. This is a benign tumor which may be present as early as the teen years. As women age, breast cysts may develop, which are benign fluid-filled lumps (peak incidence ages 35-50). It is often very difficult to distinguish a lump from normal "lumpy-bumpy" tissue. When in doubt, it is best to see your primary care physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to get a breast lump removal?

When is it necessary to get a breast lump removal?

Lump removal: A breast lump can be diagnosed by needle biopsy, typically. If the biopsy reveals cancer, then the lump needs to be removed. If the biopsy is inconclusive, the lump should also be removed, so a true diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a breast lump and a cyst?

What's the difference between a breast lump and a cyst?

Less/more specific: A lump can be anything - solid or fluid filled, scar tissue, just a prominent area. It is a very non-specific term. A cyst means a fluid filled structure. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal is your breast puckered?

After benign breast lump removal is your breast puckered?

Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: breast lump removal?

What is the definition or description of: breast lump removal?

Self explanatory: To remove a lesion from the breast, small incision underal anesthesia, open skin and remove lesion, send to pathology and determine nature. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast lump in one breast, only 19 years old?

What to do if I have breast lump in one breast, only 19 years old?

Have it evaluated: At your age this usually turns out to be something benign, often fibrocystic changes. A confirmatory exam and an ultrasound should define the issue and determine if anything else should be done. ...Read more

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I have a breast exam in a couple of weeks. Should I be concerned about a breast lump that hasn't gone away for months?

I have a breast exam in a couple of weeks. Should I be concerned about a breast lump that hasn't gone away for months?

Yes: Breast lumps that don't go away should be evaluated. If you have a lump, you should get a breast-exam and possibly an ultrasound and mammogram ASAP. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Breast lump related to lymph nodes?

Breast lump related to lymph nodes?

Please clarify: The presence of a lump in the breast associated with axillary (armpit) lymph node enlargement is worrisome for breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. However, lumps don't develop in the breast due to enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer?

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer?

Best to have: It checked by your physician. May need to refer to a specialist for biopsy. Also may order some diagnostic tests to make diagnosis. Once confirmed, treatment plans will be in order. ...Read more

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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

Until taken out: Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. ...Read more

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What is done for a teenager with a breast lump/cyst?

What is done for a teenager with a breast lump/cyst?

Depends: If it is a cyst, which is fluid-filled, usually nothing. If it is causing pain, then an aspiration can be performed.

If it is a solid mass, it is most likely a fibroadenoma (I have several posts on this topic). Unless it is large, we don't do anything with them. If it is a large fibroadenoma, then it is usually removed surgically.

find a breast surgeon in your area for evaluation ...Read more

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Can a cancerous breast lump ever have oozing or weeping?

Can a cancerous breast lump ever have oozing or weeping?

Very Rarely: Oozing or weeping from the skin of the breast is most commonly due to a skin-based infection rather than a breast (tissue) disease. However, a large cancer can erode through the skin and cause an open, oozing wound. Also, a rare from of cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, can mimic a breast infection with skin changes. In short: it's best to see your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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I have breast lump and microcalcifications, what do I do?

I have breast lump and microcalcifications, what do I do?

It might be Cancer b: Any lump in the breast needs to have a biopsy to find out the nature of the problem. It could be either cancer or beginnings of cancer (in situ cancer). A biopsy is done to make the exact diagnosis. So you need to go see an oncologist (surgical or medical oncologists are trained to investigate and make a proper diagnosis)and treat the problem appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer or a benign lump?

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer or a benign lump?

Need 2 C Ur Doctor: It is difficult if not impossible to differentiate a benign breast tumor from a malignant one by exam alone. At your age an ultrasound may be very helpful; ultimately, a (needle) biopsy under local anesthesia in an office setting is the most definitive diagnostic method. I advise you to see your doctor for the appropriate direction. ...Read more

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In which position I sleep after this breast lump surgery..

In which position I sleep after this breast lump surgery..

Ask MD: Usually you do not put pressure on the side operated upon; therefore sleep on the non-operated side. Ask your surgeon to be sure. Hope everything will be okay. ...Read more

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How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump last before healed?

Variable: Fat necrosis will often improve with time but particularly if it is a larger area it may never completely resolve. A lot of the diagnosis of fat necrosis involved the clinical scenario and impression. Imaging can often be helpful. A biopsy is the most definitive. Make certain your surgeon is sure it's fat necrosis. If there is any question about a lump see a breast surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...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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Is a breast lump that hasn't grown in over 5 years unlikely to be cancer?

Is a breast lump that hasn't grown in over 5 years unlikely to be cancer?

Biopsy: Is the only definitive answer-never ignore and always get mamogram/ultrasound ...Read more

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What could breast lump that does not show on a mammogram or a sonagram be?

What could breast lump that does not show on a mammogram or a sonagram be?

Lump: Usually if mammo and ultrasound are normal it turns out to be nothing of concern. However, a small percentage of breast cancers are found only on physical exam, so depending on the physical findings and your doctors level of suspicion, further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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How quickly you get the results from laboratories on a breast lump biopsy?

How quickly you get the results from laboratories on a breast lump biopsy?

1-3 days: This varies quite a bit from hospital to hospital. At my hospital, biopsies from the breast center are made top priority so that the results will return in 1 day, provided that it is received by 3pm. Pathology reports following breast cancer surgery may take a little longer, on the order of 2-3 days. Special studies such as tumor markers may take as long as a week. ...Read more

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Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Breast lump removal: It is important to determine the cause of the breast lump in advance of surgery. Surgical excision of a breast lump unrelated to the previous breast plastic surgery should, in general, be covered by one's health insurance policy. Is the lump is due to the previous plastic surgery (e.g., ruptured breast implant, silicone), be sure to check with your health insurance carrier before surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more