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Sudden 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.
Many variations: Please see your doctor. Given your age, breast cancer is extremely unlikely. However, you need to find out what this is. After a complete history and physical, if there is a palpable abnormality, an ultrasound will probably be next, perhaps followed by a mammogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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