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Sharp Pain In Breast Tissue
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Sharp, stabbing, intermittent (every few seconds) pain high in my right breast tissue, not near nipple? Never felt this before.
Need to find cause: It is important to figure out if the pain is in the breast or underlying muscle and factors that aggravate or relieve pain. Is it more related to physical activity or more during periods which would help differentiate the likely source. If symptoms persist or worsen, would obviously need evaluation by your physician. ...Read more
Sharp shooting pains through left breast- feels like in the breast tissue. I don't think its my heart. Good gyn exam 2 months ago and clean heart history?
They are essentially: ...Empty translucent rubbery balloons with a valve built into the wall that can been accessed through the skin with a needle to fill them with saline and gradually expand a new breast mound into being. They usually feel quite firm while being expanded but newer techniques keep them soft once the permanent device is placed. ...Read more
Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more
Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more
Breast Tissue: In general as most women age the milk producing breast glandular tissue becomes less prevalent and there is more fat tissue present. This situation changes with pregnancy and lactation as breast glandular tissue increases. If your breasts change size with weight change then the change is due to fat. Radiology studies such as MRI scans can distinguish fat from breast tissue. ...Read more
Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients. ...Read more
Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times. ...Read more
Yes: Fatty tissue is considered benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breast tissue: Breast are made of milk ducts, supportive tissue and fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher ratio of supportive tissue to fatty tissue. One is not better than the other. We are all made a little differently ...Read more
Genetics: An XX chromosome female is designed to undergo puberty with significant breast development. Males (XY) can develop fatty breasts through gynecomastia or excessive weight gain. There are also several genetic conditions that are called mosaicism that can give a "male" breasts that can produce milk if not surgically interrupted before puberty, however those conditions would look like a female. ...Read more
Lactation tissue: Lactational tissue is responsible for milk production, not the amount of fatty tissue. Hormonal stimulation to this tissue results in milk. ...Read more
That: Will make you an a-.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tissue transplant: Between individuals require tissue matching and immunosuppresant meds which can be complicated and sometimes even dangerous. So it is usually reserved for internal organs which are necessary to sustain life. Breast transplants are not worth this risk. ...Read more
I've worn a bra to sleep every night since I was 12, I'm now 17, is this bad for your breast tissue?
No: There is no issue with doing this. ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?
Had a bump that looks like piece of extra fat for possibly 6/7 years, feels like breast tissue to touch, be worrried?
Needs MD exam: A MD exam is needed to determine exactly what the "piece of extra fat's" composition is. ...Read more
Are dangerous breast lumps likely to occur against the body, or usually in fatty breast tissue? I'm only 25. Don't want to overreact.
Mammogram: If you feel a lump, see if it changes over the course of your menstral cycle. Benign lumps change size with your period. Hard non mobile lumps with skin changes or any bleeding from the nipple need quick evaluation. It is not where the lump is located, it is what they feel like that counts. Any concern...See your doctor for a breast exam. Especially if you have family history of breast cancer! ...Read more
Are 4 samples using an 18 gauge core needle for 4mm breast lesion sufficient? Came back benign breast tissue with lactational change. Concordant.
Yes, if it: Was performed by a properly trained specialist. It sounds like you had one, if you had 4 samples for a 4 mm lesion. ...Read more
Just diagnosed with asymmetrical breast tissue. Mammogram looked different from last year, breast is painful, should I be worried? What can it be.?
Asym breast tissue: Could be nothing but a change in mammogram warrants further testing - either a biopsy or additional imaging such as an MRI or 3D mammogram. In my opinion ANY abnormal breast issue needs to be investigated even if it is something as simple as more frequent mammograms. I would discuss this with your doctor - you could always get an opinion of a breast surgeon. ...Read more
What could cause mild intermittent chest pain on both sides above breasts? (more like the upper portion of breast but pain is below breast tissue.)
Cardiac eval: You need to call your primary care for a cardiac evaluation. ...Read more
Area in breast has been core biopsied twice. Both times it yielded breast tissue with lactational change. Hasn't grown. I still worry. What do I do?
Probably OK: If you are still worried, consider getting a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
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