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I have a large, painful, hard lump in between my breasts that has doubled in size in 3 days. Should I be concerned?

I have a large, painful, hard lump in between my breasts that has doubled in size in 3 days. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Most urgent concern is for infection - needs to be seen by your doctor today. If not an infection then still needs to be seen within 1 week to find the cause. ...Read more

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What could these painful lumps inside sides of breasts be?

See a doctor: Cyst, fibroadenoma, cancer, carcinoma in situ, lymp nodes, engorged milk ducts, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Caffeine is known to contribute to fibrocystic breast symptoms. ...Read more

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Itchy breasts painful and found a lump?

Itchy breasts painful and found a lump?

Probably all is fine: Itching breasts are usually due to a skin or nerve condition and not breast cancer. Many young women have fibrocystic lumps that aren't worrisome. But the situation should be discussed with a doctor who can take more history and examine your breasts. ...Read more

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Y friend is complaining her breast is hurting and painful. No lumps etc.

Y friend is complaining her breast is hurting and painful. No lumps etc.

To the doctor: She should get a breast exam done at her doctor's office. This could be many things including infection. However, just because you don't feel lumps doesn't mean there aren't any. If there is concern about that, she should also get a mammogram. ...Read more

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I have had painful large lumps in both breasts for almost 15 years?

I have had painful large lumps in both breasts for almost 15 years?

Have these lumps: Been evaluated? If not, medical evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more

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My breasts are painful more so the right one and it looks like its bigger now than my left one don't think there's any lumps any advice?

My breasts are painful more so the right one and it looks like its bigger now than my left one don't think there's any lumps any advice?

Need Examination: Most of breast problems are benign, still no one should give advise with out examination, and miss a serious problem, at 39 must have physical examination, mammography, if needed additional tests, then only you also will have peace of mind, please see your doctor & tell us good news. ...Read more

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Bean sized painful lump in the middle of my breasts?

Bean sized painful lump in the middle of my breasts?

Folliculitis: Though it is hard to guess without seeing but it could be folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicle) or may be a boil. If you don't recall any injury than this might be most likely. If getting bigger/ staying painful then it needs to be examined and treated. ...Read more

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Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Not usually: Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause painful breast lumps?

Many things: Cyst in the breast. Fibrocystic change, fibroadenoma, mastitis and breast cancer.
All could cause pain in the breast. ...Read more

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A painful lump in lower side of breast?

A painful lump in lower side of breast?

See doctor: Any lump in the breast needs to be examined and if needed subject to study by imagining and may be by biopsy. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could a painful lump in my breast be?

What could a painful lump in my breast be?

Painful breastfeed: When your baby is not able to empty the milk in the sinuses and ducts of the breast,
the milk collection will cause distention of the breast in the form of lumps. Stopping to breastfeed will even cause infection. Emptying the retained milk by teaching the baby to correctly latch and manual or electrical pumping will relieve the situation. The baby will not be harmed by the infected milk. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful lump in my breast?

It is hard to treat: A condition if you don't know what it is. Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Who should see a painful lump in the breast?

Who should see a painful lump in the breast?

Gyne or 'Primary': Any new breast lump warrants physician evaluation; the best place to start is with your gyne or primary care dr. Depending on your history and examination, they may order diagnostic tests or refer you to a breast surgeon (not necessarily for surgery). ...Read more

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I have a hard painful lump on breast. What to do?

I have a hard painful lump on breast. What to do?

Please schedule an: Appointment with your medical provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause painful lumps on ribs under breast?

What would cause painful lumps on ribs under breast?

Costochondritis: The joints between the ribs and sternum (breastbone) can be swollen and sore. Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) helps. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my right breast is painful, there is no lump when touched?

Why would it be that my right breast is painful, there is no lump when touched?

No: not normal: If a specific quadrant of the breast is painful, it may be an indication of pathology in that quadrant. This should be further e allayed and will likely require diagnostic imaging to determine the nature of the problem and if additional testing is necessary. ...Read more

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What could the long lump in my daughters breast be? Not painful, and cannot be moved, it's just there

See doctor: Either stringy breast glad tissue or perhaps a fibroadenoma. Please see her doctor to have a breast ultrasound ordered to put your mind at ease. It is probably not cancer, but best to make sure. ...Read more

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There's some painful lump inside my breast. Could this be cancerous?

Could be: It is not feasible to say with any certainty without examining the lesion and it may require mammogram and even a biopsy. ...Read more

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Small painful lump in breast, should I be concerned?

Breast Lump: At your age any breast lump should be taken seriously with an appropriate work up done. You need to see your primary care physician or a general surgeon for further care. ...Read more

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Painful lump in breast. How to figure out what this is?

Pain usually: Means inflammation. Breast lumps can enlarge suddenly causing pain. Or they can get infected, causing pain. Also inflammatory cancer is possible. A physician exam, mammogram, ultrasound, or even needle aspiration might be necessary. Don't delay, breast cancer is always a possibility. ...Read more

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Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Not usually: Bryce: a lump that is close to the nipple where a lot of nerve endings are located can be painful and one closer to the armpit where there are also a lot of nerves can be painful. A lump in the main part of the breast is usually painless, hard and non-movable. Any lump should be checked out though. I recommend you call it to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done. ...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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My breast has lumps and it is very painful, sometimes it feels cold and tingly inside. What could it be?

My breast has lumps and it is very painful, sometimes it feels cold and tingly inside. What could it be?

Breast lumps: Breast lumps are concerning. Doesn't mean cancer, but they deserve examination by a doc. Fibrocystic breast is fairly common, non-malignant condition associated with lumpy breast. Caffeine and periods make it worse. Again, I suggest you see a doc and have an exam done. ...Read more

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2 painful lumps on chest in between my cleavage area and another one on the side on my breast. What could it be?

Sounds like: An infected epidermoid inclusion cyst. Any skin problem in the area of your breast bone can cause unsightly scarring and even keloids, so get to a doctor for proper treatment. The one on the side of your breast could be something else. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and have developed a big red lump between my breasts. It is extremely painful When I move & it makes my breasts also endure pain...

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. What you have described suggests infection and yous should get treated for it.
Unrelated to your question: Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What can I do about painful breast lumps?

What can I do about painful breast lumps?

Decrease caffeine: You most likely have fibrocystic changes. These are common. Try decreasing caffeine (coffee, tea, soda pop, iced tea, chocolate) and lowering stress. You can seek out a breast specialist if there is no relief. ...Read more