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Perimenopause Breast Lumps
The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?
Not to ignore:
not to be ignored — even if you had your mammogram last week. With a negative mammogram a cancer is unlikely but any change in the breast as you described should be brought to medical attention. It is not an emergency, so you could wait a week and if it goes away should probably just maintain routine breast health surveillance. ...Read more
I am 46 and was Told I am starting perimenapause.my breast are tender and the left one itches alot. I also feel a squishy lump in bottom of left breast.sacred after researching and saw IBC?
Get it checked: If you note that this lump is very different from what you normally find in that location, see a MD and get it examined. ...Read more
No period for 3 months, urine test 1 month ago was negative, breasts have been swollen. I'm 43, is this perimenopause?
I am 42, 20 days late, have sore breasts for the past 2 weeks, white/clear discharge and negative hpt last week. Is it perimenopause?
Which acr and bi rads would you choose for this mammogram? 41 y/o, mid perimenopause, irreg. Periods, small breasts. Would like to have implants.
Unknown: Impossible to tell based on the question. Was there a specific abnormality mentioned in the report? ...Read more
43-yr old female. Breasts and nipples sore. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy. Could this be a symptom of perimenopause?
Almost 52, perimenopause, using alesse since May; 7th day since last pill and no cycle; sore tender breasts. Can I delay the next cycle 1 or 2 days?
Alesse: Even if you are perimenopausal there is a small risk of pregnancy. When you delay BCP then they are not effective in preventing pregnancy for a while, usually 7 days if you missed 2 days. You may also need to double up on a dose or 2 but discuss that with your doctor. If you have not had your period yet before restarting would check urine blood HCG. ...Read more
43-yr old female. Sore breasts and nipples. Period 6 days late. Husband has had a vasectomy. Could this be perimenopause symptom?
Yes: During the perimenopause your reproductive hormones fluctuate much more than previously. The highs and lows can lead to various symptoms including significant changes in the timing of your periods, breast tendernes, and others. Your gynecologist can help sort this out if you have continuing symptoms. ...Read more
Please my anxiety out of control plus irregular periods palpitations and tingly breasts very low mood.is this perimenopause or stress im 49 50 soon?
I am 50 yrs old. Ovulated 14 days ago. I am experiencing fatigue, sore breast with discharge. I still have reg periods. Perimenopause or pregnant?
Menopause: We no longer use symptoms to diagnose pregnancy. The symptoms are ambiguous and are the same for numerous hormonal situations. Given your age I would doubt you are still ovulating, but if you have been sexual during your ovulation you must get a pregnancy test. My bet would be that you are in menopause. ...Read more
Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? Severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness
Slow heart rate at rest, occasional skipped heart beats, sluggish, headaches, breast tenderness — is this perimenopause?
42 yo woman. Missed my period for 2 months, breast a lil sore, nausea, sex drive very high. Pregnancy or Perimenopause? No pregnancy test done.
Best to do the early: Pregnancy test you've been putting off. Along with increased risk of having a fetus or child Down Syndrome, other Trisomies & Autism with advanced maternal age, Metoprolol is a Class C drug in pregnancy. That means adverse effects on a fetus can't be ruled out. The fetal brain & other organs form during the 3rd-8th week after conception. You need to see your OB/GYN whether the EPT is + or -. ...Read more
Will my new gyno I see next month be able to see if I have endometriosis or perimenopause or? I have SEVERE & often 2-wk long PMS w/ breast pain & cysts, cramping,bloating & uncontrollable mood swings, heavy painful periods that have gotten worse in the las
Yes: He or she will do an Ultrasound and bloodwork as well as exam to help delineate the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more
Fibrocystic disease?: Young women can commonly have lumpy breasts, usually caused by a benign condition called fibrocystic disease. This will usually be worse before your period, since it is affected by hormones and fluid retention. Reducing caffeine intake often helps it. Get checked by a doctor to be sure this is what you have. Good luck! ...Read more
This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more
Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more
Nodular: Breast lumps are commonly distinct from the tissue they arise in. You can always compare the feeling of a similar area on the same breast or the other breast so see if it is different. They usually have "soft" edges so can easily slip from the fingers. Any abnormality should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more
Yes: Lumps can be caused by cysts and benign solid lesions such as fibroadenomas. The only way to tell the difference between these and cancers is to get mammograms and ultrasound examinations of the lumpy areas. When there is still a question, a needle biopsy or aspiration is done to make sure. ...Read more