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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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