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Doctor insights on: Type Of Breast Lumps

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Steven Eisenberg Dr. Eisenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
21 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Shelby Terstriep Dr. Terstriep
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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

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.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Janice Alexander Dr. Alexander
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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

Possibly IBC: Inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. However, infection is also a possibility. See a doctor immediately for these symptoms. If it is cancer, your symptoms don't mean it has spread. But you need a biopsy of any lump!

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Donald Collins Dr. Collins
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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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!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Erik Borncamp Dr. Borncamp
Wound care
21 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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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.

Dr. Sean Canale Dr. Canale
Breast Surgery
26 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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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.

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Dr. Daniel Conway Dr. Conway
Surgery
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

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