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Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? and will it go away if I lose weight. and in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? and will it go away if I lose weight. and in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Pretty common: Occurs in about 1 in 20 women. Not likely to go away and often gets larger when breasts do (pregnancy). Losing enough weight to significantly lower total breast size MIGHT have SOME effect. Can be surgically removed; in some centers, a lot of minor complications occurrred. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8585676 ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more

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Had repeat breast core biopsy done, it came back as the same as the previous one-benign breast tissue with lactation changes.Are two biopsies accurate?

Had repeat breast core biopsy done, it came back as the same as the previous one-benign breast tissue with lactation changes.Are two biopsies accurate?

Probably: You probably need a consult with a breast surgeon, but i would say that two biopsies of the same location that have come back benign are probably accurate with regard to what is going on in your breast. ...Read more

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Can 'benign breast tissue with lactational change' cause a vascular 7x4mm hypoechoic area on ultrasound?

Can 'benign breast tissue with lactational change' cause a vascular 7x4mm hypoechoic area on ultrasound?

Can't Answer this: Your biopsy was performed in an area that was of concern on mammogram, ultrasound, or both. The pathology report has to be correlated with those imaging studies. If there is a concern that the biopsy did not full explain the imaging concerns, then repeat biopsy may be necessary. The physician who performed your biopsy is responsible for this correlation. ...Read more

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What could a "7x4mm hypo-echoic vascular area" on breast sonogram be? Biopsy said benign breast tissue wit lactational change. Vascular?

What could a "7x4mm hypo-echoic vascular area" on breast sonogram be? Biopsy said benign breast tissue wit lactational change. Vascular?

See your Radiologist: The radiologist who performed your biopsy is familiar with the imaging features of what was biopsied & able to appropriately correlate imaging findings with pathologic results after a biopsy. Establishing concordance-careful imaging-pathology correlation & appropriated post-biopsy management is done after every breast biopsy. This could have been just normal breast tissue, but need to see imaging. ...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

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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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more