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Doctor insights on: Long Oval Breast Lump And Breastfeeding

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I found a breast lump when i finished breastfeeding my gp said it's glandular but on return in 2 weeks she said it reduced 3 months later it remains?

I found a breast lump when i finished breastfeeding my  gp said it's glandular but on return in 2 weeks  she said it reduced  3 months later it remains?

Breast surgeon: A breast mass that persists should have further evaluation. A thorough exam by a general or breast surgeon is appropriate. This exam may include a ultrasound to help characterize the lump. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can I have surgery whiles pregnant with breast lump and can I breast feed with it and what is my risk factor?

Can I have surgery whiles pregnant with breast lump and can I breast feed with it and what is my risk factor?

Diagnosis of lump?: Have you seen a doctor and had the lump evaluated? That is your first priority! Get a diagnosis for the lump. You can have surgery while pregnant and all further questions require an actual diagnosis of lump to answer. Don't delay - be seen and have lump evaluated.You don't want to delay. ...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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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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How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

Need biosy results: With rare exception, one should not go to the or without a tissue diagnosis. This is usually easily accomplished via needle biopsy under local anesthesia. Once the diagnosis is established, the timing of the surgery can be guided by whether the lump is benign or malignant: if benign, no urgency; if malignant, why wait? ...Read more

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I have small lumpy breasts after breast feeding 6yrs ago. How will i tell a cancer lump from the lumps i normally have in my breasts?

Hx, PE, imaging, Bx: Fist 6 years of stable "lumps" likely suggests non-cancer. A physical examination can help, but is not definitive. Worrisome signs include a firm, fixed mass, large masses, lymph edema of the breast (looks like orange peel). Imaging with mammogram or other tests like ultrasound or MRI may help. Biopsy is the definitive test, but not everyone needs an invasive procedure. ...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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I was wondering are lumpy breasts a normal part of stopping breastfeeding?

I was wondering are lumpy breasts a normal part of stopping breastfeeding?

Probably: Give it a few months of normal cycles, if persists, get checked by your board certified gyn. ...Read more

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How do I remove a 4cm size breast lump?

How do I remove a 4cm size breast lump?

Lumpectomy is a...: ...Minor outpatient operation often performed under twilight anesthesia. Important considerations include the type of lump (benign vs malignant), its location in the breast, & the size of the lump relative to the breast. Oncoplastic surgery involves applying plastic surgical approaches to cancer surgery to reach the most aesthetic results. Be sure and ask your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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When you find a breast lump what do I do?

When you find a breast lump what do I do?

Breast lump: If you feel a dominant lump in the breast, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Most are benign, often cysts especially if tender, but some may be malignant and this needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a breast lump is serious?

Go to your doctor: The best way to know whether a breast lump is serious is to have your doctor evaluate it and order the appropriate studies. ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to put icy hot on my breast lump?

NO: A breast lump needs professional evaluation by a health care provider. If it was determined to be ok and if it is sore sometimes ice pack may reduce its pain. But don't place icy hot directly on skin. Please don't forget a breast lump may be cancerous, though mjority are not, a health care professional needs to determine that. ...Read more

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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

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I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

Not always: But it needs to be checked! you should have a physical examination, mammography, and most likely an ultrasound. Then you and your physician can make an adequate plan. Don't delay any longer - get it checked! ...Read more

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I've developed a second breast lump in a matter of days. What willthat mean?

I've developed a second breast lump in a matter of days. What willthat mean?

See Ur Doctor: Cancers never "pop up" overnight but I have seen enough patients with your story who have had cancer to understand that lumps may "fly under the radar" for some time before one is cognizant of it. Breast cysts do develop overnight but it is one thing to assume this & another to prove it. Please see ur primary care dr. Or gyne--any new lump warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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Can primrose help breast lump?

Can primrose help breast lump?

See your doctor: If you have a lump that is not normal, do not try to treat this on your own. See your doctor and get a mammogram to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Is breast lump removal painful?

Is breast lump removal painful?

Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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