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Hi. I felt a small lump in my breast, but it hurts when i press it. No swelling or discharge. What could this mean?

Hi. I felt a small lump in my breast, but it hurts when i press it. No swelling or discharge. What could this mean?

Get checked: Any breast lump, whether painful or not, should be checked out by your doctor. Your age makes it likely that you have a benign fibroadenoma. But you should never assume that. ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more


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I noticed I have a inner small lump between my breast doesn't hurt unless I push down is a bit uncomfortable could it be an ingrown pimple?

I noticed I have a inner small lump between my breast doesn't hurt unless I push down is a bit uncomfortable could it be an ingrown pimple?

Yes : Yes could be a pimple or boil most likely a sebaceous cyst .Any lump in the breast area requires an exam by a Doctor to make sure it's benign and treat it if it's an infected cyst ...Read more

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What is this small hard lump between my breasts, it hurts when i touch it.?

What is this small hard lump between my breasts, it hurts when i touch it.?

Xiphoid?: Kind of hard to tell without a look, but the sternum and xiphoid bones are between your breasts. Sometimes there can be a little bony prominence that hurts if you push on it. ...Read more

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I'm 18 & i just found a small lump on my breast. It doesn't hurt, but it's hard and round. What is it ?

I'm 18 & i just found a small lump on my breast. It doesn't hurt, but it's hard and round. What is it ?

Can't be certain: While it is probably nothing serious you should definitely have it looked at, although you can safely wait through a period to see if it goes away. A cyst or a fibroadenoma are most likely, but cancers occasionally are found even in young women. ...Read more

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Hello doc Last night i noticed that i have a small lump on my breast,it doesn't hurt. I'm 22 yrs old and afraid that maybe it's cancer.

Hello doc Last night i noticed that i have a small lump on my breast,it doesn't hurt. I'm 22 yrs old and afraid that maybe it's cancer.

Likely benign: Due to your age, a small lump in your breast is likely benign BUT since your family history and personal history is unknown, I would recommend that you get the mass examined by your gynecologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I need help please! found small lump in breast!?

I need help please! found small lump in breast!?

Go to your doctor: The best way to know whether a breast lump is serious is to have your doctor evaluate it and order the appropriate studies. ...Read more

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Small painful lump in breast, should I be concerned?

Small painful lump in breast, should I be concerned?

Breast Lump: At your age any breast lump should be taken seriously with an appropriate work up done. You need to see your primary care physician or a general surgeon for further care. ...Read more

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Is a 1 CM smooth lump in breast considered small, medium, or large?

Is a 1 CM smooth lump in breast considered small, medium, or large?

Small, but plz C Dr.: It is very difficult to distinguish normal "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue from one that warrants further evaluation. Lumps that "count" tend to be 3-dimensionally round rather than pencil- or pancake-shaped and are harder than normal rubbery breast tissue. When finding a new lump, it is best to see your dr.;it may be wise to get a mammogram, ultrasound, or even a biopsy, depending on their findings. ...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?

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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I am experiencing tender lump in breast. It hurts my shoulder muscles.

I am experiencing  tender lump in breast. It hurts my shoulder muscles.

Have it checked: At your age this is usually what is called fibrocystic disease of the breast, which is a benign condition resulting from breast cysts. This is usually treated with birth control pills. Caffeine and chocolate may make the symptoms worse, although this not entirely clear. Wound have a doctor examine the breasts to exclude anything more serious, especially if a family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I would like help flat lump in breast?

I would like help flat lump in breast?

Must see doctor: for evaluation , mammography if it is not done , if you see your PCP will refer to breast surgeon for further care. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful lump in breast?

How do you treat painful lump in breast?

See your doctor.: The first thing you do is figure out why there is a lump and why it is painful. At 47 you should be having mammograms every year. If you haven't it's past time to start. Your doctor should be able to refer you for biopsy if needed. (based off a thorough history and exam.) once you know what the lump is then you can deal with the pain from it. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain and lump in breast?

Go see your doctor: Any lump in the breast should be examined by your doctor for confirmation. If it is real, a mammography is advised for confirmation. Often a biopsy is needed once a lump is confirmed to be there. Most breast cancer lumps are painless. If it is tender it may not be cancer . Fibrocystic condition of the breast can cause lumpiness and such lumps are often painful. Your doctor can give you medication. ...Read more

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How can I get a second opinion on lump in breast?

How can I get a second opinion on lump in breast?

C a Breast Surgeon: Although many doctors are knowledgable about breast diseases, a breast surgeon would be able to provide the most comprehensive evaluation of a breast lump; even though we are surgeons, we rarely recommend surgery unless a cancer is diagnosed. Go to www.Breastsurgeons.Org and find a member of the american society of breast surgeons in your area. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do I do for lump in breast after a car wreck?

What do I do for lump in breast after a car wreck?

Wait and watch: You probably have a big hematoma (bruise) where your seatbelt went across your breast. You may not see a bruise, but it can be deep within the breast. It takes time for your body to heal this, so it may be a month or two before you notice it getting better. Use ice packs. If it's getting worse, not better, see a doctor. Rarely the area can keep bleeding inside your breast, requiring surgery. ...Read more