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Lump On Surface Of Breast
Large Hard Movable painful Lump in left Breast surface feel like cauliflower over12 months no swollen lymph nodes GP says Seed Cyst after exam True?
Breast self exam adv: I would advise you to examine your breast once monthly. The best time to do this exam is soon after your monthly period has ended. If you find the size of the lump is increasing, you will need a mammogram and/or Ultrasound of your breast. It could be all due to fibro-cystic changes caused by the hormonal changes during the monthly cycles. Does this lump become more or less painful during the month ...Read more
I have a hard lump in my right breast that is about the size of a pea. It is near/partially in the area around the aureola. It is near the surface.?
Breast cyst: Round masses that are not rock hard and can be displaced slighty may be breast cysts or early fibroadenomas (benign mass). However, if it persists after your period please go see your gyn provider and have an exam of the area to be safe especially if you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. ...Read more
At chest wall& ribs (upper inner breast area) I feel a pea size lump it does hurt- isn't movable &dis located right underneath surface. Found yesterday?
Lump in breast: Most likely benign finding, but please get it checked soon. ...Read more
Breast cancer can be: Superficial or deep. Can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm (s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. ...Read more
I found a bb sized lump in breast close to surface. It doesn't move. So does that mean its attached to skin and ok?
See your doctor:
This can't be answered unless you are sitting in front of a doctor who can examine you. You probably also need a ultrasound as well.
See you doctor or a breast specialist to answer the question. ...Read more
Felt lump few time in my back on right side between spine/lung/under breast. Only feel it when I get up from lay on hard flat surface. What can it be?
See a doctor: Lumps and bumps are common. See your primary doctor for an examination and careful history. The list of possibilities is long, but if it is bothering you, have it checked. ...Read more
Lump on right breast, grown to size of golf ball in less than a month. Sore, hard, pebbly surface, visible from outside my breast. What could this be?
Will go see doc soon. But help me research about this:found pea size hard non movable lump under surface of skin near chest wall (on breast)pain@touch?
Re-search for MD: You need to re-search and find a MD as well as go see, as soon as you can. It is impossible to play the "what if game" sight unseen, as this situation can have dire consequences. ...Read more
Lump on left breast for 4 weeks - feels on surface, not "in" breast. No visible skin changes, or changes to breast shape. Also enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node. Only 23 - is cancer possible?
Fibrocystic disease?: Young women can commonly have lumpy breasts, usually caused by a benign condition called fibrocystic disease. This will usually be worse before your period, since it is affected by hormones and fluid retention. Reducing caffeine intake often helps it. Get checked by a doctor to be sure this is what you have. Good luck! ...Read more
This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more
Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more
Nodular: Breast lumps are commonly distinct from the tissue they arise in. You can always compare the feeling of a similar area on the same breast or the other breast so see if it is different. They usually have "soft" edges so can easily slip from the fingers. Any abnormality should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more
Yes: Lumps can be caused by cysts and benign solid lesions such as fibroadenomas. The only way to tell the difference between these and cancers is to get mammograms and ultrasound examinations of the lumpy areas. When there is still a question, a needle biopsy or aspiration is done to make sure. ...Read more
It depends!: Not breastfeeding or recently pregnant? Over the age of 40? Had the lump for more that 1-2 months? See your doctor! If you are recently pregnant or breastfeeding, under the age of 30, and only noticed it recently, start taking an NSAID (otc Ibuprofen or naproxen), eliminate caffeine, and give it a few weeks to see if it resolves. If not, again, see your doctor. ...Read more
Hard, dense: Breast tissue can come in many different patterns according to breast size, fat content and age. Many patients have lumpy breast. As rule, physician exam is necessary for all lumps! I usually have my patients feel the back portion of their hand between the thumb and 1st finger. The muscular flesh is like normal breast tissue. Then move over to a knuckle. This is what a breast lump feels like. ...Read more