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Swelling Above Breast
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Breast swelling: Any painful swelling in a breast should be examined by a physician and if a lump is felt that he/she would order studies to evaluate it like an ultrasound and mammogram. You might be suffering from fibrocystic changes - usually a sign of estrogen dominance. I recommend you make an appointment with your gyn doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
There seems to be localized swelling on my chest below by breast. It is only visible when I'm standing. There is no pain. What could this be?
Lipoma?: Interesting location, could be a lipoma. I doubt anything serious. If it gets bigger let's have you be seen to be sure it's nothing dangerous. ...Read more
After taking postinor, a few days now there's slight bleeding (dark sticky matter?), slight swelling and sensitivity of the breasts. Is this normal?
Yes: It's very normal to have these symptoms after taking emergency contraception. It doesn't mean anything about whether it worked or not. So be sure to take a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after. Irregular bleeding may last up to 2 months after taking. Be sure to consider a more reliable form of contraception to avoid future pregnancy scares. ...Read more
Had small amount of skin removed from breasts after reconstruction and the swelling down. Have sutures and durmabond. How long do I wait to lift weights?
Post Operative Care: It would be advisable to communicate with your surgeon before engaging in strenuous activities. Your surgeon has the most complete knowledge about the details of your operation and is the best person to advise you on any aspects of post-operative care. ...Read more
No: Tell the doctor. Don't let the coach know you're injured until you know the severity because it might result in less playing time. ...Read more
Very unlikely at 22: And breast cancers rarely hurt.Get a more detailed answer ›
My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?
Maybe you need to: Check for pregnancy. If first test negative, then check again in 1 week. It is always good to assume that you may be pregnant, since breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Make sure you do not have a lump in your breast that is sore. The new findings regarding vaginal swelling may indicate some infection, so get it checked by healthcare provider. ...Read more
I have reddish skin on both my breasts no heat no swelling no pain and no node swelling just the patches I am 30 with very large breasts?
Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat. Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs & you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it. ...Read more
Yes: Some degree of “swelling” is to be expected after any type of breast surgery. However, what is “normal” versus swelling related to a complication can only be determined clinically. This is why careful follow-up with your plastic surgeon will be important after the procedure is performed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Diminishes in weeks: The first 7-10 days is the worst, then you'll see improvement as weeks go by... ...Read more
Swelling BR: Discomfort, swelling and discoloration of the breasts are expected for several weeks. Usually, our patients return to most normal activity within two weeks. ...Read more
Not really.: This would be very unusual. My advice is to be seen by your doctor to figure out what the issue might be. ...Read more
There can be many reasons why there is swelling.
Infection? Perhaps antibiotics
immune system reaction? Sterioids
hormonal problem? Homoral evaluation and assess cause and treatment.
Local treatment with cool compresses may temporarily help...If not any infection. ...Read more
Decreases in stages: Swelling usually occurs during the first 24-48 hours stabilizing after 72 and decreasing thereafter. Therefore improvements will be seen in stages typically notable at 4 days, then 7-10 ds, then 3 wks, then 3 mos and usually stable at 9 mos. This is related to initial periods of inflammation, followed by fibrosis, & scar maturation with tissue creep/expansion and associated with shape/size changes. ...Read more
Breast Reduction: The major swelling secondary to brest reduction surgery usually settles within the first month but the breasts continue to settle as the scars settle over the next 5-6 months. If patients have had liposuction of the axillary area along with the breast surgery then further adjustment occurs within the first 3 months. ...Read more
See dr immediately:
This is not normal and could be very serious.
An exam and mammography need to be done as well as an ultrasound to rule out any masses. The swelling under your arm is most likely a lymph node that filters bad stuff from your lymphatics system. This could be breast cancer so do not wait. ...Read more
Difficult to tell: Without an exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 Months: Generally, the majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first two months after the procedure. However, the breasts continue to “take shape” and change over the course of the first year. ...Read more
Breast leaking: Breast discharge can be caused by multiple reasons. When pain, redness and swelling are associated it could be caused by an infection or an inflammation, but also other problems could be associated. It is very important to get evaluated by your pcp or gyn provider as soon as possible whatever the cause of this problem might be. It is definitely a problem that needs to be taken care of promptly. ...Read more
Breast Lumps: Breast lumps can be caused by infection, scar tissue, benign cysts, benign tumors and by cancerous tumors. There are other less common causes as well. You need to see your primary care physician to determine if mammography, breast ultrasound, breast biopsy or referral to a specialist is indicated. ...Read more
Constipation at guts: Usually constipation occurs in the lower abdominal area by the colon, not by the stomach that is located by the breasts. However, if constipation is chronic from reduced bowel movements/day, it can feel as if one is bloated, and that can be felt in the upper abdominal area. Consult your clinical nutritionist to how you can change or modify your diet to have better bm's, and drink more water too. ...Read more
My breast are swelling time to time an tender with a green to black looking fluid what coould it be? Could it be dangerous?
After 6 months into my post-op, I have more gland leftover in one breast. Should I attribute this to swelling or bad gland tissue?
If you had: A reduction mammoplasty some tissue was left behind. You might need a revision ...Read more
Chest swelling on one side, toward Manubrium (in between breast). Occasionally pops, and when I can't get it to pop it hurts. Female 16....
? costochondritis: This may be an inflammation of the joint between the sternum and rib which results in pain and tenderness to the touch.? Any history of injury or strain of this area? Try cold applications for a day or two and then switch to intermittent heat. Nsaids like ibuprofen, if you can take them, should help. See your Physician if there is a true lump or if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Pain in breasts & underarms. Discomfort in underarms esp. During periods. Intermittent pain in either breast like a twinge. Some swelling is felt.?
Breast pain: This is likely that the breast tissue has extended into the armpit. Have the doctor exam you while you have the discomfort and swelling. S/he can confirm this probability. ...Read more
Breast swelling =: Fluid accumulation in breast.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. Let your parents know about this. ...Read more
As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released.
If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more
Surgery interference: Surgery may interfere with normal processes of fluid drainage and may cause restrictions or limitations in the ways the body's normally treats swelling. Inflammation in the initial post operative period causes marked swelling which can be followed by scar tissue formation that produces swelling lasting 6-9 months. Abnormal or one sided swelling should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more
Few Weeks: The majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first few weeks after the procedure is performed. However, if patients experience significant swelling, they are best off seeking follow-up with her plastic surgeon who is in the best position to determine whether the swelling is normal or a sign/symptom of complication; provide you with a diagnosis and/or reassurance. ...Read more
Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay ...Read more
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