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A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood? Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,

A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood? Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,

Male breast lumps: There isn't an easily summarized answer for all males. Sorry. But, male b-lumps should always be taken seriously. Only a biopsy can answer the question for YOU as an individual. Group statistics won't help you. Lumps in male or female fall into two broad categories: benign or
not-benign. (The word malignant could be misleading.) It could be a lipoma, trauma calcification, mastitis, malignancy. ...Read more

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Is breast lump removal painful?

Is breast lump removal painful?

Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Bb size hard lump in male breast?

Bb size hard lump in male breast?

Needs to be checked: Might be an old trauma or a lesion requiring surgery. See your doc. ...Read more

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What can be done for a painful breast lump?

What can be done for a painful breast lump?

See a doctor: Needs medical evaluation and mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Painful breast cysts will often resolve after your menstrual cycle or can have needle aspiration in the office. But, needs an exam to be sure it is benign. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of lumps in a male breast?

What could be the cause of lumps in a male breast?

Breast tissue: Lumpy breasts are usually breast tissue but the differential diagnosis list is large. One does not want to miss a breast cancer so an exam and possibly biopsy and/or mammogram will be considered by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

See a Doctor: Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read more

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What should be my first steps if I have a painful breast lump?

What should be my first steps if I have a painful breast lump?

See your Dr.: I am assuming you have a primary care physician or gyn serving that purpose. The first step is to go and be examined. Most breast lumps are benign so stay calm but don't put off this examination. Your doctor will probably recommend some form of imaging and may recommend that you see a breast surgeon. I think that would be a good idea and my recommendations for first steps. ...Read more

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I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. I'm 16 so what could it be?

I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. I'm 16 so what could it be?

Abscess or cyst: There could be an abscess, pus collection, or a cyst or fluid collection or mastitis or an infection of your breast gland get this checked out with your primary file need an ultrasound to determine if you need something to be drained or biopsied. Do not ignore this. You may also need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a painful breast lump, 6 weeks post partum. What could cause this?

I have a painful breast lump, 6 weeks post partum. What could cause this?

Infection: You could be experiencing mastitis, which is an infection due to clogging of the milk duct. You should alert your gyn and get a complete breast exam. You may need an ultrasound. Do not delay in contacting your doctors. ...Read more

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If I have a breast lump that is painful, should I go to urgent care or to my primary physcian?

If I have a breast lump that is painful, should I go to urgent care or to my primary physcian?

Primary: An urgent care will not be able to do much for you and your primary care doc will want to help you figure this out. On the lighter side, pain is not usually cancer. ...Read more

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What color are male breast cancer lumps?

White, pink, purple.: .. Or even black. Usually, they are white, but you can't see the color until they are removed. Normally, breast cancer lumps after felt. Suspicious lumps are hard, fixed, hard to tell where the edges are and are often painless. Suspicious lumps should be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. The best cure is removal after early detection. This is even more important for men. ...Read more

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I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. Ii'm 16. Could this be serious?

I have a very painful breast lump under my nipple. Ii'm 16. Could this be serious?

Puberty: Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition. Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional longer episodes do occur (1-3yr) spongy glandular tissue directly under the nipple defines the process. ...Read more

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If I got a painful breast lump at the age of 15, could this be breast cancer?

If I got a painful breast lump at the age of 15, could this be breast cancer?

No: A breast mass at this young age is usually a fluid filled cyst or a noncancerous mass called a fibroadenoma.
I recommend seeing a physician or gynecologist for a physical examination. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what colour are male breast cancer lumps?

Can anyone tell me what colour are male breast cancer lumps?

Color: Flesh colored. If it involves the skin it could look red or inflamed but normally would be a palpable lump under normal looking skin. ...Read more

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If I have a painful breast lump, should I go to urgent care or my pcp?

If I have a painful breast lump, should I go to urgent care or my pcp?

PCP: An urgent care center is better-designed to treat emergncies; most pcps have more experience dealing with breast disease. However, if you think you have a breast abscess (redness, swelling, fever, severe pain) and your pcp is unavailable, it is reasonable to seek out immediate attention at an urgent care center. ...Read more

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Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Cysts, fibroadenoma: Cysts and fibroadenomas are two non-cancerous breast masses that can be found in men. Although male breast cancers only account for 1% of all breast cancers, a suspicious mass should always be evaluated. Your lump should be evaluated with a combination of physical exam, mammography and ultrasound as necessary. Please follow up with your PCP. ...Read more

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During PMS and my period I feel a painful breast lump, but then I can't feel it or any pain once my period passes...and then this repeats. What is it?

During PMS and my period I feel a painful breast lump, but then I can't feel it or any pain once my period passes...and then this repeats. What is it?

Beast lump: Changes in breast occur in response to the different hormon levels during your cycle. The lump could be a cyst or a fibroadenoma. It's important to have it evaluated by a physician. An ultrasound would be helpful. ...Read more

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What can be causing a painful breast lump and hand/arm pain?

What can be causing a painful breast lump and hand/arm pain?

Coincidental?: It is unlikely that you have one process responsible for both of your symptoms. Pain in your arm&hand should not be caused by a breast lump unless there is (significant) swelling in the armpit, as well. Regardless, any new breast lump warrants physician evaluation. It would be best if you saw your primary care doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more


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