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Lump Breast Checked
Probably not: The sooner you can get in the better, but chances are your breast lump has been there for years. If it is growing quickly, causing pain, or if you have swelling in the lymph nodes under your arm, you should be seen right away. Most breast lumps are benign (not cancer), so odds are that waiting 2 months will be ok. I'm curious why you have to wait for 2 months though! ...Read more
Be assertive: Tell her you are looking after her welfare because you love her and either take her yourself for evaluation or have a friend do it. ...Read more
I had a breast lump checked using ultrasound and told results said unremarkable but get a baseline mammogram. I did this back in may. I didn't hear back, so I figured everything fine. All summer I noticed left breast swollen more than right. End of
You need to be: Re-evaluated by your physician. You should check the report of the mammogram, don't assume anything. Incidentally, federal MQSA regulations require that a patient be notified, in writing, of mammo results within 30 days. If you didn't get a letter, your facility may not be in compliance with the law. ...Read more
It would be prudent to get it checked out, even though the risk of anything serious is very remote.
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This could be: Serious. Any breast lump needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Breast cancer, if detected early, is usually treatable. ...Read more
I have a large lump in my right breast. Feels really wierd and does not hurt. Have not gotten it checked. It popped up three years ago..
Check lumps w/Gyn: You should always get breast lumps checked by gyn--at least by now that it has been 3 years. It could be a cyst or benign fibrous tissue, but might be serious, and your family history can help determine how concerned to be. Dr can do an exam and order evaluation (u/s, mammo, fine-needle, etc.) to identify as needed. ...Read more
I have pain in my right breast... On the side. It's not too painfull. No lumps when I checked. Only slight pain when I touch it... Worrying?
Get a clinical breast exam by a doctor. S/he may also recommend a breast ultrasound. Mammograms in young women are not helpful because young women have dense breasts.
The biggest risk for breast cancer is age. Other risks: family history, azkenazi jew, not giving birth. Causes of breast pain: injury, cysts, menstruation, pregnancy, hormonal contraception. Non-breast causes: muscle/bone/lung pain. ...Read more
Get checked: It is not necessary to have palpable lumps to have cancer. Do you have family history of breast cancer? There is controversy about doing mammograms below the age of 50. Please consult your doctor for the proper examination for you. ...Read more
Yes: Pain without an obvious cause deserves a thorough examination, particularly in the breast. Although at your age malignancy is less common, it should be evaluated by a physician. Hope all is well. Best wishes. ...Read more
I recently discovered a hard lump on the top of my left breast. It's really hard and unmovable. Should I get it checked?
Yes: That would be prudent.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have mild continuous pain in my right breast. I checked for lumps but there isn't any. What might be the reason for the pain?
My right breast is hurting checked and I don't have any lumps, never hurt like this before except when I had my son and I didn't breastfeed
As: As breast pain can be a sign of pregnancy, please take a test if you have any suspicious that you may be pregnant. Check your breast and be sure you don't see any redness or areas that appear abnormal. Please see your doctor and have this evaluated. Breast pain can occur from hormonal imbalance for no other reason, but please get this checked out by your doctor. Also check with your doctor to see if you are at an age that you should get a mammogram. If you have any fever or redness then you would need to be seen immediately. ...Read more
Had my breast checked cause there was a lump. I noticed that my left breast is hanging a lot lowerthenmy right an it never has before. What should I do?
Breast asymmetry: Should have someone evaluate this although I suspect it is probably more sudden awareness than sudden onset of breast change. You are at very low risk of breast cancer. Might consider not doing breast self exam. ...Read more
What can I do about being scared of breast imaging test? I have found what I think is a small lump in my breast, but I'm absolutely terrified of doing an tests. At the same time I know I need to get this checked out. What is the best way I can prepare mys
If: If you ask this question to 10 different people you will probably get 10 different responses. I recommend that you empower yourself to control that which you can control, and not focus on that which you cannot control. You cannot decided whether or not you develop breast cancer, but unlike many other cancers, you can decide how to fight breast cancer. You have many tools that you can use to fight it. The first one you are already familiar with - the self breast exam. Next you should have a primary care provider who can exam the lump and give you their opinion and recommendations. Then there is mammography, breast ultrasound, and even breast MRI that will allow detection of extremely small cancers. There are excellent surgical treatments, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments. If the lump does turn out to be cancer, the sooner you do something about it the more control you have over your prognosis. Early on you have many options, but if you wait long enough those options will disappear. ...Read more
I mentioned to my GP that my breasts feel sore. She checked them and said that my breasts are lumpy. I'm worried now- lumpy=lump? I'm 42 yrs old.
Breast Upper inner quadrant slight bump when touch lightly moveable soft lump underneath, 30 yrs no kids breast checked but no scans. No visible lump?
Absolutely: Get it checked asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a lump on my breast that was sore but then it seem to pop should I be concerned or get it checked out?
I have a small pink/red lump on the skin under my breast how long should I wait before having it checked? Could it be a tumour?
Depends: If it is changing in appearance/color, or if it is growing or bleeding, these are reasons to have it examined soon. Otherwise if it has been there for years and looks no different, there probably isn't such an urgency. ...Read more
I had a breast lump 2 month ago on a side of my left breast I checked my Dr and he said it's not clear yet but now it's moved to above areola? ?
Ultrasound: In young ladies the easiest and safest way to investigate this is with ultrasound. This will tell if it is a cyst filled with fluid or solid. Then decision can be made to "cure it". ...Read more
37 yo F. I found a hard, round, bean-size lump in my breast. It's deep & doesn't move or hurt. What kind of MD should I see to have this checked?
A small dark, blue to red dot has appeared on my left breast. No pain, lumps or rashes. It looks like I've been nipped. Do I need to this checked??
Need more info: I’m happy to consult about this tonight. Please make sure to provide more details around when you noticed this and if you had any trauma to the area. Make sure to upload a photo of the “dot” if you ask for a consult. ...Read more
I'm 15wks pregnant. Worried coz my right breast painful when touched. Ob said no lumps as she checked. But there are times its painful even not touch.
Have you gone back?: Have md reexamine you when your breasts hurt. The discomfort may be normal but should be addressed by md. ...Read more
At the back of my breasts I feel lots of small lumps in both breasts. Is this normal to be there or do I need to be checked out?
Fibrocystic br dz: Fibrocystic breast dz is a benign condition and very common in young heatlhy breasts. Have your dr. Do an exam and explain what is normal, so you know what you are feeling is indeed normal for you. ...Read more
I found a lump in the bottom portion of my right breast, I am breast feeding should I get checked for cancer?
See your doc: You should see your friendly primary care physician and have that mass evaluated. ...Read more
I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?
This past month my left breast has grown bigger about a cup size and I have some lumps in it doctor checked and said it could be fluid in the glands?
Effect of hormones: At 21 y.o. cystic mastopathy of breast tissue accumulating fluid in ducts to produce cysts does not occur. Rather one effect of estrogen is on the gland to produce fibroadenomas that appear as discrete lumps. Mammo should not be performed for evaluation until 35. If any question it can be resolved by sonography. ...Read more