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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near My Breasts Symptoms

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Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Not specifically: Breast swelling is not a specific sign or symptom of breast cancer. A breast mass may give the appearance of swelling depending on the size of the mass. Inflammatory breast cancer can cause breast swelling without an obvious mass. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Yes: 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

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How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

Fairly quickly: Everyone is different, but some symptoms may be apparent when you are even a couple of days late. They will become most noticeable starting a week or two later. ...Read more

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Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Yes and no: In order of your questioning... Yes Yes No no no and yes. Reading between the lines here, delayed period definitely needs HPT. Is pregnancy what you are most worried about? ...Read more

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Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

No neccasarily: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer, are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be painful or pain-free?

Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer, are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be painful or pain-free?

Pain due to infectio: Painful lymph nodes are usually inflammatory or infectious. Cancer lymph nodes usually don't hurt unless they are very large. ...Read more

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Swollen breasts crazy veins no period swelling pelvic area and stomach alot of symptoms spotted 5 days after intercourse negative tests to early?

Swollen breasts crazy veins no period swelling pelvic area and stomach alot of symptoms spotted 5 days after intercourse  negative tests to early?

Pregnant?: It sounds like you are asking if you may be pregnant - usually if you are, an over the counter pregnancy test will be positive around the time of your missed period. If a pregnancy test is negative and these symptoms continue, I recommend you make an appointment with a gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a swelling inside my breast and it pains me. Pls what should I do?

I have a swelling inside my breast and it pains me. Pls what should I do?

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

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Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

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

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Pain and swelling in breast and also underarm. What should I do?

Pain and swelling in breast and also underarm. What should I do?

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

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Sudden pain in one breast with minor swelling?


Sudden pain in one breast with minor  swelling?

Please see your GP: My advice is not to ignore such a problem in the breast. There are quite few causes to think about from simple hormonal problem to infection and even cancer. So I would like you to see your doctor for further assessment and management as needed. ...Read more

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Is swelling common to have after breast augmentation?

Is swelling common to have after breast augmentation?

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

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Breast inflammation swelling. How do I get the swelling down?

Depends why: 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