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60Y/o Female Breast with lump, boils with pus discharge, swelling of the arm and affected breast. Discoloration of the affected part. Whats this?

60Y/o Female Breast with lump, boils with pus discharge, swelling of the arm and affected breast. Discoloration of the affected part. Whats this?

Very serious: This is very serious and something that should be seen and evaluated by a breast surgeon immediately. It could be an abscess or it could be a cancer but it definitely does not need to be ignored or observed any longer. ...Read more

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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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause pain swelling in both breasts?

Can breast cancer cause pain swelling in both breasts?

Not usually: Pain in both breasts is usually benign, but like anything else, should be checked out if it persistent. ...Read more

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Sudden appearance of alot of moles around both breasts?

Sudden appearance of alot of moles around both breasts?

Dermatologist: The sudden appearance of growths on the skin or changes in older ones is reason to see a dermatologist for a professional opinion. In all likelihood these are simple moles and nevi ...Read more

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What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

What causes breast pain and tenderness in girls?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness during irregular periods and in the absence of pregnancy?

What causes breast tenderness during irregular periods and in the absence of pregnancy?

Hormone changes: Having irregular periods can mean hormonal imbalance . Hormonal changes cause breast tenderness known as fibrocystic changes (see some of my posts on breast tenderness & fibrocystic changes). You may also be peri menopausal . I recommend you contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Premenstrual syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

Premenstrual  syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Unusually tender breasts with cramps in the pelvic area?

Unusually tender breasts with cramps in the pelvic area?

Premenstrual?: Are you in the premenstrual phase of your menstrual cycle? These symptoms are more common during this time, so are part of premenstrual syndrome. ...Read more

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Is breast and nipple tenderness normal in the first month or so of breast feeding?

Is breast and nipple tenderness normal in the first month or so of breast feeding?

Yes: This is pretty common. Some women get so sore they just give up. Call your local la leche chapter for support and tips on helping the tenderness. ...Read more

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Pain in breasts & underarms.Discomfort in underarms esp. During periods.Intermittent pain in either breast like a twinge. Some swelling is felt.?

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

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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How common is cancer in the retroareolar of the breast. I have fibroglandular densities in this area?

How common is cancer in the retroareolar of the breast. I have fibroglandular densities in this area?

Needs testing: Breast cancer can occur in any part of the breast, including the retroareolar zone. Depending on the appearance on mammogram or ultrasound, additional evaluation may involve an MRI or biopsy. Another important factor is to observe this area on previous breast imaging that you have had to understand whether it is a stable or evolving feature. ...Read more

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Would prominent veins on my breasts get in the way of a breast reduction?

Would prominent veins on my breasts get in the way of a breast reduction?

No: Large veins are often a part of having large breasts. We cauterize these during the procedure to avoid bleeding. ...Read more

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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....

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