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What are the types of breast lumps?

What are the types of breast lumps?

Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more

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How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

Biopsy needed...: A suspicious, palpable lump (mass) must be biopsied, whether seen on mammogram or not. Many lumps are not cancerous, such as a fibroadenoma. But the only definitive way to elucidate the nature of the lump is biopsy. ...Read more

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What are common types of benign (non-cancerous) breast lumps?

What are common types of benign (non-cancerous) breast lumps?

Cysts, fibroadenomas: Cysts and fibroadenomas are the most common benign lumps. But if someone feels a lump it is best to see a breast disease specialist and get a mammogram and a directed ultrasound of the lump. It is not possible to determine what it is based on size, how it feels, and age of person. ...Read more

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Outbreak of 'eczemza-type rash', brown discoloration above breast, red lumps in armpits. Am I right!?

Outbreak of 'eczemza-type rash', brown discoloration above breast, red lumps in armpits. Am I right!?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Cause may be genetic or environmental. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, sun exposure, insect bites, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Lump on breast age 20 should I get checked? Doesn't hurt/cause any type of pain.

Lump on breast age 20 should I get checked? Doesn't hurt/cause any type of pain.

Yes, please: It would be prudent to get it checked out, even though the risk of anything serious is very remote.
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Which type of doctor would see my lump on my left breast?

Which type of doctor would see my lump on my left breast?

See details: Your family doctor or gynecologist can examine the area and order appropriate diagnostic testing. If a biopsy is needed, then a surgeon can be consulted. ...Read more

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I feel some type of lump in my breast and it is kind of tender im 22yrs old and weigh 170lbs which type of doctor should I see?

I feel some type of lump in my breast and it is kind of tender im 22yrs old and weigh 170lbs which type of doctor should I see?

Start with Primary: What you are feeling may be a benign cyst or fibroadenoma, but to be sure, see your primary care provider and get it checked out! ...Read more

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Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section. No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section. No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Btrast pain: Painful breast conditions are a fairly common benign condition, often affecting the upper outer breast region. Needs to be examined by a physician to be sure it is benign. Hormonal changes during the monthly cycle, or hormone changes due to medications or birth control pills can be a common cause of breast pain. ...Read more

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What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

Infiltrating duct: All carcinomas of the breast will eventually metastasize or spread to the axilla. Intraductal lesions in the process of converting are within the duct system, non palpable and won't spread until they become invasive. Swelling occurs when the tumor enlarges but not to the extent seen with inflammatory Ca where the swelling is within the subcutaneous lymphatic system only. ...Read more

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Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain (but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain (but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Nursing a baby?: If you are or are not that matters on what to do. If you are consult a lactation consultant. If you are not nursing an infant, have a doctor examine your breasts. This could be infection, or it could be a growth, or it could be normal breast cysts that come and go monthly in some women. Please have a doctor do a history and physical to attend to your problems. ...Read more

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Is breast pain common in late 40's? no lumps and abnormilities.

Is breast pain common in late 40's? no lumps and abnormilities.

No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more

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Why do I have lumps in my breasts?

Why do I have lumps in my breasts?

Fibrocystic disease?: Young women can commonly have lumpy breasts, usually caused by a benign condition called fibrocystic disease. This will usually be worse before your period, since it is affected by hormones and fluid retention. Reducing caffeine intake often helps it. Get checked by a doctor to be sure this is what you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you search for lumps and what not in you're breasts?

How do you search for lumps and what not in you're breasts?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more

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How do breast lumps form?

Depends: There are many different reasons breast lumps form. When you are in your teens and twenties the majority of causes are benign. As you enter your forties the risk of malignant (cancer) causes goes up. The only way to know for sure is to look at a piece of the lump under a microscope (biopsy). If a lump has been stable for many years with no changes u may be able to watch. If not, biopsy. ...Read more

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What causes of breast lumps?

Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing attention or concern particularly if it persists or enlarges over a short period of time should be appropriately evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I feel some lumps in my breast?

I feel some lumps in my breast?

See details: Then you must have an evaluation as soon as possible. This will include an exam by a physician and a mammogram at least. ...Read more

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What are breast lumps composed of?

What are breast lumps composed of?

Breast tissue: Breasts are inherently lumpy structures. The milk producing portions are branch like and separated by fat. Younger women have more of the glandular breast tissue and are often more lumpy on examination. Any lump that stands out from the rest if the breast tissue should be evaluated. Some "lumps" are normal, some are cysts filled with fluid, some are benign growths and some are cancerous. ...Read more

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Could breast lumps cause any problem?

Possibly: Breast lumps/masses should be medically evaluated.

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What are some causes of breast lumps?

What are some causes of breast lumps?

Many things: There are many things that cause breast lumps and are divided into cancerous and noncancerous/benign. We do not know the causes of them. Cysts, fluid filled sacs, occur in most of us around our menstrual cycle and other hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Would I be able to have two breast lumps?

Would I be able to have two breast lumps?

Yes: There are many different reasons women may feel a lump in their breasts. The majority of these lumps are benign (not cancer) you may have one, two or many. At 32 your risk for something bad is low. Have a doctor examine you and obtain your family history. Often a simple needle bx will reassure you that the lumps are nothin. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

No: There is no scientific evidence that dietary soy food (milk, tofu, ect...) is linked to the development of breast cancer in women or men. And it does not cause lumps in men's breasts. If a man has a lump in his breast, he should immediately go see his doctor for an assessment. Breast cancer does develop in men, albeit much less common than in women. ...Read more

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What are breast lumps supposed to feel like?

Nodular: Breast lumps are commonly distinct from the tissue they arise in. You can always compare the feeling of a similar area on the same breast or the other breast so see if it is different. They usually have "soft" edges so can easily slip from the fingers. Any abnormality should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell what breast lumps look/feel like?

How to tell what breast lumps look/feel like?

Depends: Any nodule or lump that is new to you and different from what you remember your breasts feeling like should be looked at by a dr. Some women have lumpier breasts than others. So you are really looking for something that stands out as new. If in doubt, see you md. ...Read more

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How can I check properly for lumps in the breast?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have two breast lumps on the same breast?

Yes: If you have palpated lumps in your breasts, plese have this medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more