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Sudden Large Lump In Breast
What could cause a sudden large breast lump? I had a mammogram & sonogram 6 months ago and it was not there. It is approximately 3" accross.
May be: A breast cyst. See your doctor for a repeat examination. A new ultrasound may confirm a cyst, or simple needle aspiration may also resolve it. ...Read more
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
What to do if I'm a former breast cancer patient who just found a big lump in breast about size of maybe an avocado pit?
See your oncologist:
please see your oncologist asap (even if you just did or if you just had a negative mammogram). He/she will examine you and order a follow-up imaging exam to make sure you do not have breast cancer again. There is a good chance this is not breast cancer, but you need to rule it out first. You are very young and need genetic testing if you haven't had it. Your oncologist can do this. ...Read more
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
Pain usually: Means inflammation. Breast lumps can enlarge suddenly causing pain. Or they can get infected, causing pain. Also inflammatory cancer is possible. A physician exam, mammogram, ultrasound, or even needle aspiration might be necessary. Don't delay, breast cancer is always a possibility. ...Read more
Ultrasound/mammogram: A breast lump can be due to several etiologies:benign/ functional (traumatic, hormone related, cystic, fibrous), neoplastic (both benign -papillomas, fibroadenomas, phyloides and malignant-cancer, dcis lcis). The first thing to do is see a dr. For a good history and physical and the dr will then decide if one or both of the above tests are needed. Sometimes a MRI will be required. ...Read more
Get seen: A dominant breast mass should always be seen without delay by a physician. Be brave and make the phone call. ...Read more
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
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
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
See your doctor!:
Please see your doctor right away! You do not know what this is, and it has probably been worrying you for the past year.
Please get to your doctor for a complete history and physical to include this particular problem.
You will likely receive a mammogram and an ultrasound as the initial workup for a palpable breast mass. ...Read more
Breast lumps: Most painful breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas. ...Read more
Breast lumps: Most breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas. ...Read more
Can't tell you: If this is or isn't breast cancer. The breast lump should be medically evaluated. After full assessment - this question can be answered. ...Read more
Be seen!!!: If this occurred without trauma you should see a physician for an exam. If you experienced trauma to this area, give it time to heal. If it heals slowly or doesn't heal (lump and bruise do not diminish) go see your doctor. All serious diseases (including cancer) of the breast are best diagnosed and treated early. ...Read more
Get checked: Any lump in the breast requires a medical examination, often followed by mammography. The car accident can merely be a coincidence. So do not let that fool you into a false sense of security. So you must get it checked right away and request a biopsy if the doctor can feel a lump in your breast unless the skin on top is badly bruised and can explain it being traumatic. ...Read more
Probably not: The sooner you can get in the better, but chances are your breast lump has been there for years. If it is growing quickly, causing pain, or if you have swelling in the lymph nodes under your arm, you should be seen right away. Most breast lumps are benign (not cancer), so odds are that waiting 2 months will be ok. I'm curious why you have to wait for 2 months though! ...Read more
It could be a bruise or hemorrhage (often associated with purple green discoloration).
It could be an infection (often red, warm and tender).
It could be fibrocystic disease (often comes and goes with your menstrual cycle).
Cancer tends not to be painful, but you definitely want an expert to look at your breasts. ...Read more
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