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Type 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
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
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
It would be prudent to get it checked out, even though the risk of anything serious is very remote.
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I am a male with a lump in the breast area. The lump is painful to touch. The blue mark just appeared. What type of specialist should I see? What's th
Start w/primary care: Your primary care provider should be your first stop. From there your doctor will determine if you need to see another specialist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more
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
This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: If you have palpated lumps in your breasts, plese have this medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more
Important: Most breast cysts are benign, however some can mask other problems so they need to be monitored to asses for changes. Solid lumps likewise are largely benign, but they are more likely than cysts to develop into something more worrisome ...Read more