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Lumpy Breasts Normal
Are lumpy breasts normal 10 days before period, my right breast even more lumpy but when checked after period they seemed fine, nipples also get itchy?
Probably: Give it a few months of normal cycles, if persists, get checked by your board certified gyn. ...Read more
Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less. do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?
Yes: Lumpy breasts can be caused by many conditions. After childbirth the glands in your breast that secrete milk are stimulated by the hormone prolactin. That can cause obstructed milk ducts and breast engorgement especially if you are not breast feeding. Any breast mast that is persistent for a few weeks should be examined by a physician. ...Read more
Clogged ducts: Breastfeeding women can develop clogged milk ducts which can make the breasts lumpy. It is important to get these out by completely emptying the breasts, and using warm compresses and breast massage during feeding/pumping. If they are not worked out, it is possible to develop a mastitis. ...Read more
Is it normal to have really lumpy breasts 1 or 2 weeks before a period? These lumps feel a tiny bit hard and I can't tell if it's just normal or not
I was told I have fibrocystic lumpy breasts 10 years ago but my doctor has never done any imaging. Is this normal?
Yes: Imaging is not very good in dense breasts. Fibrocystic change is very common. A change or a single suspicious area would be an indication for imaging but routine screening is recommended to begin at age 40 in those at normal risk. This would be earlier if you had a mother or sister with breast cancer in which you would begin screening 5 years earlier than the age at which she was diagnosed. ...Read more
I have a lump in the bottom of my breast the size of a small apple. My DR told me it's lumpy breast tissue. Is it normal to be this large??
I'm 18, and I have very lumpy breasts, I've had two breast exams in two months: "feels normal". Still so paranoid and constantly checking. Tips?
Health anxiety: You use the word 'paranoid' - so don't feel minimized when I recommend psychotherapy specially targeted to health anxiety. A combination of understanding your body better and some basic facts about disease processes and CBT anxiety strategies will help for years to come. I know it's hard to trust in these times - but 2 exams should relieve your concern. Find a good therapist. Best wishes! ...Read more
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