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Lump In My Breast That Moves
Rather than guessing: It is always prudent to have breast masses evaluated. Take care. ...Read more
I'm 30 and found A breast lump in rt. Breast. When I feel for it, it moves around when I press down with my finger. It's hard to keep still. What 2 do?
See a Breast Surgeon: At 40 a moveable lump is likely benign, but there is no way to know without an evaluation. A Breast Surgeon can examine you and perform an Ultrasound, a non-invasive imaging test to determine if it is a cyst or a solid mass. Then together you can decide whether it should be biopsied, removed, or simply observed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
21y/o female have unilateral upper outer left breast lump near axilla only felt when laying down,when pushed it moves to other direction .WORRIED?
"Different": Feeling for a lump in an organ that by it's very nature is lumpy-bumpy can be very confusing; usually, it's not a question of whether you can find a lump as much as how many. However, cancers often feel distinctly different than normal breast tissue: rock-hard (like it is made of concrete rather than rubber), 3-dimensionally round (rather than pancake- or cigar-shaped), and fixed w/in the breast. ...Read more
Possibilities...: ...Include a cyst, a tumor (benign or malignant), or fibrocystic changes. Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it's not a cancer. This certainty can be reached by physical examination, mammography, ultrasound, and/or biopsy, depending on many factors. If your doctor is certain that the lump is not cancerous, it does not need to be removed. ...Read more
Hard to Tell: It is very difficult to distinguish a benign breast lump from a cancer by exam alone, for patient and doctor. In general, cancers tend to be rock-hard, 3-dimensionally round, and can feel "fixed" within the breast. Depending upon age and physical examination findings, we will often get a mammogram and ultrasound to help evaluate a breast lump, sometimes culminating in a (nonsurgical) biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign or malignant: If you feel a breast lump or mass you should get it taken care of. You should get a referral to a doctor who specializes in breast disease the best doctor would be a breast surgeon you need to have a history and exam and mammogram and or breast ultrasound and probably need a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer