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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Lumpy Breasts (Overview)

There are many causes for lumps in the breast. These range from normal changes in your body to abnormal breast disease. Breast lumps are either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).


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My doctor said that caffeine can cause lumpy breasts?

My doctor said that caffeine can cause lumpy breasts?

No strong evidence: There is no strong evidence that caffeine is related to development of fibrocystic disease of the breast. In some women caffeine can cause breast pain. However elimination of caffeine has not been effective in controlled trials to relieve breast pain, although, in some women, it seems to be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Lumpy Breasts (Overview)

There are many causes for lumps in the breast. These range from normal changes in your body to abnormal breast disease. Breast lumps are either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).


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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Self-breast awareness: know what your breasts feel like and report any changes to your doctor. ...See more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
once
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How long does breast lumpiness associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with breast abscess last?

4-6 weeks: Once the abscess is treated (drainage and antibiotics), there can be residual lumpiness that is inflammed tissue. This can take at least 4-6 weeks to resolve and feel like "normal" lumpy breast tissue. ...Read more

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The week or 2 before my period starts i get very lumpy breasts but this month I have a lump in my armpit...Is that normal? I recently had a mammogram (2 months ago) but not sure if a mammo checks the armpit area...Please advise.

The week or 2 before my period starts i get very lumpy breasts but this month I have a lump in my armpit...Is that normal? I recently had a mammogram (2 months ago) but not sure if a mammo checks the armpit area...Please advise.

Likely breast tissue: It is very common for breast tissue to extend into the underarm. The premenstrual swelling is very common. Unfortunately mammograms do not pick up underarm lesions well. If you can feel a mass u should see your doctor. She or he can reassure you that it is normal or otherwise. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Do - remember that self- breast exams include the breasts and under the arms. ...See more

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My mum has fibrosis tic breast disease. Is it genetic? Docs have always said I have lumpy breasts and they are sometimes painful.

My mum has fibrosis tic  breast disease. Is it genetic? Docs have always said I have lumpy breasts and they are sometimes painful.

Common: Many women have "lumpy" breasts. Many women also have fibrocystic changes of the breast. Breast tenderness is very common. There are many reasons for the breast pain. Caffeine is the most common reason for breast pain. I recommend monthly self breast exams to make sure none of the breast tissue is changing. If you have any concerns about changes in your breasts, nipple discharge, or pain, i would recommend seeing your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less. do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less.  do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?

Decrease in size: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common condition. Usually women will notice an increase in size and discomfort before menses (approximately 1-2 weeks prior) and a reduction in size and discomfort with the menses/period. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Do tell your doctor right away if you notice any lumps in your breasts. ...See more