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I had an intraductal papilloma removed from my left breast about 4 months ago and i'm still having pains in that breast, can that be normal?

I had an intraductal papilloma removed from my left breast about 4 months ago and i'm still having pains in that breast, can that be normal?

Yes: But you should return to the surgeon for advice, possible exam and imaging...It is very unlikely to be cancer, but it doese not ease your pain to say that. There will be no harm in using tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or aleve until then. ...Read more

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I had a papilloma removed from my rt breast 10 days ago. Blood started leaking out yesterday. Do i worry or can I wait to see the surgeon in 4 days?

I had a papilloma removed from my rt breast 10 days ago.  Blood started leaking out yesterday.  Do i worry or can I wait to see the surgeon in 4 days?

Call now: You may have a hematoma--a collection of old blood built up from the time of surgery--or your surgery site may be bleeding. In any case, it is a good idea to let your surgeon know. The surgeon may wish to see you before your scheduled appointment in 4 days. ...Read more

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Breast swelling 2 weeks post op removed benign papilloma. No fever or redness, just bruising, pain is bearable. Should i worry?

Breast swelling 2 weeks post op removed benign papilloma.  No fever or redness,  just bruising, pain is bearable.  Should i worry?

Probably not: But if concerned call your surgeon. Bruising and bearable pain is normal. Not certain about swelling and you do not give an indication of how much. ...Read more

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What is atypical papilloma in the breast?

What is atypical papilloma in the breast?

Atypical papilloma: It is essentially a papilloma(which is a benign tumor of the breast duct) that has a component of atypical ductal hyperplasia(ADH (vasopressin)). ADH (vasopressin) is not cancer,but it can be considered a precursor, or at least a high risk marker, for cancer. Atypical papillomas dx'd at core biopsy should undergo complete excision. After surgery, about 30% will be upgraded at least to in situ cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia?

What does it mean to have a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia?

Depends on location.: Papillomas are benign polyp-like growths found within breast ducts. When near the nipple, they can cause bloody nipple discharge. In the absence of 'atypia', excision is unnecessary unless they are in the periphery of the breast (away from the nipple)--in that circumstance, cancers are sometimes associated with this finding, warranting surgical biopsy. ...Read more

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How do you treat an intraductal papilloma of the breast?

How do you treat an intraductal papilloma of the breast?

It depends.: Intraductal papillomas are benign tumors found commonly within the nipple ducts. They are often responsible for bloody nipple discharge. Treatment depends on their location within the breast: if it is next to the nipple, it can often be safely watched. In contrast, those found within the periphery of the breast should be surgically removed since they are occasionally next to breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia? Not cancerous, right?

What is a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia? Not cancerous, right?

Benign: Intraductal papillomas are usually a benign condition of a nodule in a breast duct. It can cause nipple bleeding and can sometimes be seen on mammogram or breast ultrasound. Surgery may be indicated to remove the papilloma to be sure it is benign. Hyperplasia can be a pre-cancerous change on or near the papilloma. ...Read more

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