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Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Excluding cancer what could cause a small hard breast lump (mext to nipple) in a 39 yo male?

Cysts, fibroadenoma: Cysts and fibroadenomas are two non-cancerous breast masses that can be found in men. Although male breast cancers only account for 1% of all breast cancers, a suspicious mass should always be evaluated. Your lump should be evaluated with a combination of physical exam, mammography and ultrasound as necessary. Please follow up with your PCP. ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...Read more


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Small hard Lump in breast in vein near nipple. It goes away after a few minutes. Has happened three times at different points in cycle. What is it?

Small hard Lump in breast in vein near nipple. It goes away after a few minutes.  Has happened three times at different points in cycle.  What is it?

Engorgement of tissu: Appears to be the engorgement- enlargement of small areas of breast tissue.As it is closer to the surface near the nipple you are able to feel. If related to the menstrual cycle,indicates the swelling localized island of breast tissue in response to hormonal factors of menstrual cycle. this is nothing to worry. Hot compresses /warm soaks may help to reduce pain, if very painful. ...Read more

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If the breast lump is very small.. Can it be easily treated if caught right away?

Get it evaluated: Breast lumps need to be clinically evaluated by your doctor. If needed, mammography and ultrasound can provide more information. ...Read more

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Hard, oddly shaped breast lump for several months. Surgeon wants 2 week follow up before we "discuss options." Is this worrisome?

Yes: You've had DCIS in the past. Now you have a hard, immobile breast lump. That is a worrisome history. You need to see your surgeon and get it biopsied so that you know what it is. ...Read more

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Surgeon wants 2 week follow up to see if hard, immovable breast lump resolves? If not, we will "discuss options". Should I be concerned?

Surgeon wants 2 week follow up to see if hard, immovable breast lump resolves?  If not, we will "discuss options".  Should I be concerned?

Follow-up as advised: A palpable abnormality or breast lump should not be ignored. Sounds like you are working with your doctor to figure out what is going on. While many benign processes can cause the problem you are describing, you should be diligent in its workup with your doctor. A hard lump which is immovable can be a finding of breast cancer you should not ignore. ...Read more

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I'm 30 and found A breast lump in rt. Breast. When I feel for it, it moves around when I press down with my finger. It's hard to keep still. What 2 do?

See a Breast Surgeon: At 40 a moveable lump is likely benign, but there is no way to know without an evaluation. A Breast Surgeon can examine you and perform an Ultrasound, a non-invasive imaging test to determine if it is a cyst or a solid mass. Then together you can decide whether it should be biopsied, removed, or simply observed. ...Read more

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A breast lump on right side came suddenly e r said a cyst been 2 weeks since period and still here no pain one side hard weird shaped when will it go?

A breast lump on right side came suddenly e r said a cyst been 2 weeks since period and still here no pain one side hard  weird shaped when will it go?

Get checked: While it is likely a cyst or benign change associated with your monthly cycles, rarely at your age other changes can occur that need attention like infections or benign tumors or rarely cancer. Breast cancer in a 22yo without a strong family history is rare but if this is a painless lump that enlarges or persists then you should be examined. ...Read more

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Does a soft breast lump differ from a hard breast lump in a teenager in terms of chance for cancer?

Does a soft breast lump differ from a hard breast lump in a teenager in terms of chance for cancer?

Yes: A hard lump is more suspicious for cancer, but the only way to know for sure if to have your doctor or health provider check the lump. ...Read more

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