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What Do Lumps In The Breast Feel Like
Examine yourself: To find lumps in your breast, you should perform your own breast self exam every month. The goal is to become familiar with your normal lumpiness, so that if something feels abnormal, you can get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Is there a way to remove or make the lumps in the breast disappear without surgery? For your information, the lumps are sometime painful and painless.
No lumpy breasts: You should see a breast surgeon who can evaluate your history and examined your 'lumps'. Appropriate studies can be obtained and a treatment plan formulated. If you have cysts, they can be aspirated. If you have solid masses, its my opinion they should be removed even if a needle biopsy is negative. Breasts should not be lumpy and its a good rule to follow. ...Read more
Always and never are words we seldom use in medicine. That said, any suspicious lumps should be evaluated and women should faithfully get their age and risk-appropriate screening tests (like mammograms). Better be safe than sorry.
Oh, and go steelers. ...Read more
Breast lumps: Not all breast lumps or masses are malignant. Breast lumps/masses should be evaluated by a doctor and biopsied, if necessary, to see what they are and treat them accordingly. ...Read more
I have lumps in the breast and my breast, shoulder and back hurt. The pain seemed to come on suddenly. Is this cancer?
Probably not: Breast cancer in a 20 year old would be exceedingly rare. You discuss your concerns with your friendly primary care physician. ...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: A burst of your hormones pass to your baby shortly before delivery, one of the finishing touches in preparing her lungs to breathe air when she is born. These hormones include estrogen and androgens, and can have several transient side effects. Real, mature breast tissue forms, creating firm lumps under the nipples. Some babies even leak some real milk from their breasts. ...Read more
Hard lumps on my breasts since a few months now. What's the problem? Its like a stone inside. Why is this happening? Is it serious?
I am 30 and have very large breasts, is it normal to feel a lot of lumps in it?, I do self exams and no changes just it feels like peas in both
Tough to say: At 30, you should be seeing a gynecologist regularly, which would include a breast exam. Fibrocystic beast tissue is common in normal healthy young breasts, but it is recommended for you to see the gyn as stated to get a professional examination and opinion, and if necessary a diagnostic mammogram to assure all is well. Best wishes. ...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
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
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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