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Left breastbone pain, dull ache in left breast, no lumps that i can see. Postmenopasal had no symptoms through menopause. Had pain for 5 weeks ca?

Left breastbone pain, dull ache in left breast, no lumps that i can see.  Postmenopasal  had no symptoms  through menopause. Had pain for 5 weeks   ca?

Breast bone pain : I assume you are up to date on mammograms. Breast lumps are felt not visual. Bone pain left of sternum pain to touch costochondritis heat antinflamatories. But given age need to see doctor for confirmation. Need to get mammogram to confirm no breast pathology. ...Read more

Postmenopausal (Definition)

It is the cessation of menses or ...Read more


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Why do i have lumps in my breasts?

Why do i have lumps in my breasts?

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

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How do you search for lumps and what not in you're breasts?

How do you search for lumps and what not in you're breasts?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

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

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What are some causes of breast lumps?

What are some causes of breast lumps?

Many things: There are many things that cause breast lumps and are divided into cancerous and noncancerous/benign. We do not know the causes of them. Cysts, fluid filled sacs, occur in most of us around our menstrual cycle and other hormonal changes. ...Read more

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What are breast lumps supposed to feel like?

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

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Are breast lumps cancerous?

Are breast lumps cancerous?

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