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Doctor insights on: Underarm Breast Tissue Removal

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Breast tissue more prominent in one armpit than other. Normal?

Breast tissue more prominent in one armpit than other. Normal?

Maybe: This is something that an examination requires to tell you it is normal or not. Find a MD to check the area. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Why does my breast tissue extend into my armpit? Is this normal?

Why does my breast tissue extend into my armpit? Is this normal?

May be normal.: One's doctor can carefully examine the breasts and armpits to see it they feel normal. Breasts normally extend towards the armpits, but if a woman has swelling in her armpit area each time she has a baby and breastfeeds, she might have some extra breast tissue (milk-producing glands) in the armpit area. That would be an "extra" breast, a small lump without an extra nipple. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as excess breast tissue in only one armpit and not the other?

Is there such thing as excess breast tissue in only one armpit and not the other?

Yes: Excess breast tissue can occur along the "milk line" which extends from your armpit to your groin. You can have it in just one side of your body. ...Read more

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I have an armpit fat. It looks very bad. Is it serious? I read it online that it an extra breast tissue. What should I do?

I have an armpit fat. It looks very bad. Is it serious? I read it online that it an extra breast tissue. What should I do?

Removal will help: Yes some people are born with supr numary breast tissue, some times even several small nipple like structures extenuating to pubic area called mammary line, this excessive tissue bulges out of axilla, some times gives pain, due to this and cosmetic reason could be removed, scar could be buried invisibly under axilla. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have breast tissue extend above the breast area towards the shoulder armpit?

Is it possible to have breast tissue extend above the breast area towards the shoulder armpit?

Yes: The breast normally extends to the clavicle (bone from shoulder to chest) and into the anterior axilla (armpit) laterally. ...Read more

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Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? And will it go away if I lose weight. And in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? And will it go away if I lose weight. And in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Pretty common: Occurs in about 1 in 20 women. Not likely to go away and often gets larger when breasts do (pregnancy). Losing enough weight to significantly lower total breast size MIGHT have SOME effect. Can be surgically removed; in some centers, a lot of minor complications occurrred.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8585676 ...Read more

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Is it normal to have excess breast tissue for five years in only one armpit? I'm 18. It's not noticeable when my arm is raised but is with my arm down

Is it normal to have excess breast tissue for five years in only one armpit? I'm 18. It's not noticeable when my arm is raised but is with my arm down

Yes,: This happens.
Frankly, I wouldn't rush to do anything about it in someone who's body shape is liekly to still be changing with puberty. Often it becomes totally symmetric. Not a health issue, but could be a reason for minor cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I have axillary breast tissue in one armpit. Is that normal, and also is it meant to feel like little lumps???

I'm 18 years old and I have axillary breast tissue in one armpit. Is that normal, and also is it meant to feel like little lumps???

Yes: If you draw a line from your nipple to the armpit there can be islands of breast tissue anywhere along that line. It can really be uncomfortable if you decide to breast feed in the future and should be parted of your monthly self exam process. ...Read more

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I'm 18 with excess breast tissue in one armpit for five years. Usound found cyst near prominent lymph node in the same armpit. Is this a bad sign?

I'm 18 with excess breast tissue in one armpit for five years. Usound found cyst near prominent lymph node in the same armpit. Is this a bad sign?

No.: This is not a bad sign. However, you should continue to be followed by your physician and have any new lumps or problems evaluated. ...Read more

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Will the surgeon remove armpit fat/excess breast tissue during breast reduction surgery?

YES: That would be a part of the procedure, but make sure you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Need follow up: By your doctor, if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node, (where they are supposed to be and normal) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up, to rule out it is not something serious, go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...Read more

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I have a pea-sized tender underarm lump. What can it be? Can fibrocystic breast tissue extend all the way towards almost the back side of torso?

I have a pea-sized tender underarm lump. What can it be? Can fibrocystic breast tissue extend all the way towards almost the back side of torso?

Possibilities: Breast tissue can extend up toward the axilla. The small mass you feel could be — a lipoma, a cyst, a lymph node, if breast tissue then possibly a breast mass, fibrocystic tissue. You should see your doctor for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Always get checked: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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If I have had 4 breast mass removals but none cancerous, (fibroadenomas), could i just get all breast tissue removed so it doesn't happen again?

If I have had 4 breast mass removals but none cancerous, (fibroadenomas), could i just get all breast tissue removed so it doesn't happen again?

Advise: To have a total mastectomy for benign process might be too much. I offer prophylactic mastectomies to women that are a high risk of breast due to family history, personal history, or who have positive genetic testing. Having fibroadenomas does not increase your risk of developing breast cancer. ...Read more

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What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

What does thickening of breast tissue mean?

If tissue on one: Of your breasts has become thick & like an orange peel in consistency — please see your physician promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Thickening of breast tissue cause for alarm?

Maybe: Or maybe not. Need much more information. Breast thickening that you feel? That a doctor's exam feels? Seen on a mammogram? All breast changes or concerns need full evaluation with a doctor ; a mammogram. ...Read more

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What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

They are essentially: They are essentially empty translucent rubbery balloons with a valve built into the wall that can been accessed through the skin with a needle to fill them with saline and gradually expand a new breast mound into being. They usually feel quite firm while being expanded but newer techniques keep them soft once the permanent device is placed. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have fibrous breast tissue?

How to tell if I have fibrous breast tissue?

Firmness & imaging: This is a diagnosis that is usually made on examination, radiologic imaging, or breast biopsy. ...Read more

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What is dense breast tissue? Is it bad to have dense breast tissue?

Breast tissue: Breast are made of milk ducts, supportive tissue and fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher ratio of supportive tissue to fatty tissue. One is not better than the other. We are all made a little differently ...Read more

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I have a lump in my breast tissue. Please help?

Med eval: Please see your physician to have a breast mass evaluated. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between breast tissue and a lump?

How can you distinguish between breast tissue and a lump?

Mammo or Ultrasound: Sometimes it is very difficult to distinguish the difference between breast tissue and a lump. The use of mammograms as well as ultrasounds in combination with needle biopsy may be requried in order to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between breast tissue and a lump?

How can you distinguish between breast tissue and a lump?

Not so Easy: In general, lumps that "count" tend to be 3-dimensionally round, (rock) hard, & non-mobile. However, there is a lot of variation from one person to the next. In my practice, breast ultrasound is an extension of my physical exam, and very helpful to distinguish between the two. When in doubt, a simple needle biopsy under local anesthesia in the office can lead to definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can be expected after a breast tissue expander exchange?

What can be expected after a breast tissue expander exchange?

Breast surgery: This article provides guidance: http://www.drjjwendel.com/breast-tissue-expander-replacement-implants-recovery-instructions

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What does it mean if you have heterogeneously dense breast tissue?

What does it mean if you have heterogeneously dense breast tissue?

Mammography: Current methods of early detection of breast cancer, specifically mammography, don't detect suspicious lumps in heterogenously dense breast tissue as well as in breast with normal tissue density. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more