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Underarm Breast Tissue Removal
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
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
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
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
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
It is fatty : If you palpate it.Get a more detailed answer ›
The lumpiness that I feel in my breasts extends into my armpit area. Could just be normal breast tissue?
Possibly: This is possible, but with your next DR visit, discuss it with DR and have it checked. ...Read more
Yes: The breast normally extends to the clavicle (bone from shoulder to chest) and into the anterior axilla (armpit) laterally. ...Read more
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???
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
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
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
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
YES: That would be a part of the procedure, but make sure you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
Pea sized lump in armpit, thickening of breast tissue & slightly asymmetrical breasts. What does this mean? Gp has referred me for breast clinic...
Breast specialist: Will need to be carefully evaluated by a physician who specializes in breast patholo gies. ...Read more
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
Is it possible for your breast to grow after breast removal? If you had a surgery where the breast tissue is removed, is it still possible that more tissue would grow gradually?
Yes: Breast tissue responds to your internal hormones. Size can change. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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
No: It is a localized discreet mass and does not spread. ...Read more