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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Painful lump in breast. How to figure out what this is?

Painful lump in breast. How to figure out what this is?

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

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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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Anyone ever had painful lump in breast that turned out to be just fine?

Anyone ever had painful lump in breast that turned out to be just fine?

Breast lumps: Most painful breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas. ...Read more

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Incredibly painful lump in breast, other than cancer what could this be?

Incredibly painful lump in breast, other than cancer what could this be?

Several: 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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Painful lump in breast! also late period! what can be wrong?

Low risk: Fortunately without a strong family history cancer at your age is still rare (though not impossible). You mentioned the missed period, could you be pregnant? Breast masses that respond to hormones will enlarge and sometimes hurt when those hormones begin to flow. ...Read more

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I had a painful lump in breast last night. Could this be a symptom of breast cancer?

I had a painful lump in breast last night. Could this be a symptom of breast cancer?

See a Doctor: Any new, persistent lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read more

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Pea size nonmovable hard lump in breast painful when touched (upper area near chest wall) ?

Painful breast lump: Please kindly see your doctor to get checked out. Being painful it's important to make if it's an infection. ...Read more

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Lump in breast. Hard n painful. Lump sits beneath the areole. Theres a boil-like white-ish head on areole. Is this just a boil?

Possible: At 36 you may hve infection (boil ) of periareolar montgomery gland infection , must see your doctor to make sure have nothing serious, and if it is to drain (and antibiotics ) which will give relief to your pain. ...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 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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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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Lump in breast. What kind of tests would tell me what it was?

Lump in breast. What kind of tests would tell me what it was?

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

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What might a cancerous lump in breast feel like?

What might a cancerous lump in breast feel like?

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 more

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What do I do for lump in breast.. Could it be cancer?

What do I do for lump in breast.. Could it be cancer?

Get seen: A dominant breast mass should always be seen without delay by a physician. Be brave and make the phone call. ...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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