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How can I check properly for lumps in the breast?

How can I check properly for lumps in the breast?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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What are some ways to spot lumps in the breast?

What are some ways to spot lumps in the breast?

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

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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.

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

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Can immovable lumps in the breast always mean cancer?

Can immovable lumps in the breast always mean cancer?

No: 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

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Can you tell me if all lumps in the breast mean cancer?

Can you tell me if all lumps in the breast mean cancer?

They do not: The large majority of breast lumps are not cancer. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. Any dominant breast mass, and any mass found on mammography to be suspicious, needs your physician's attention. ...Read more

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Are all lumps in the breast diagnosed as cancer? Can some lumps be benign?

Are all lumps in the breast diagnosed as cancer? Can some lumps be benign?

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

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I have lumps in the breast and my breast, shoulder and back hurt. The pain seemed to come on suddenly. Is this cancer?

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

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What are breast lumps supposed to feel like?

What are breast lumps supposed to feel like?

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

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How to tell what breast lumps look/feel like?

How to tell what breast lumps look/feel like?

Depends: Any nodule or lump that is new to you and different from what you remember your breasts feeling like should be looked at by a dr. Some women have lumpier breasts than others. So you are really looking for something that stands out as new. If in doubt, see you md. ...Read more

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Breast feels hard. Blue lines visible there maybe it's viens? Feels like small lumps

Breast feels hard. Blue lines visible there maybe it's viens? Feels like small lumps

Breasts: Please set up an appointment to see your Gynecologist. You will give your medical history and the doctor will examine you and order labs.
It might take a day to get the information and then the doctor will help you about your breasts. ...Read more

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Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

Is it normal for baby girls to develop lumps of tissue under their nipples like breasts?

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

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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

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

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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. ...Read more

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What causes of breast lumps?

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. ...Read more

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I feel some lumps in my breast?

I feel some lumps in my breast?

See details: Then you must have an evaluation as soon as possible. This will include an exam by a physician and a mammogram at least. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could breast lumps cause any problem?

Possibly: Breast lumps/masses should be medically evaluated.

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What are some causes of breast lumps?

What are some causes of breast lumps?

Many things: There are many things that cause breast lumps and are divided into cancerous and noncancerous/benign. We do not know the causes of them. Cysts, fluid filled sacs, occur in most of us around our menstrual cycle and other hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Would I be able to have two breast lumps?

Would I be able to have two breast lumps?

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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Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

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

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Is it possible to have two breast lumps on the same breast?

Yes: If you have palpated lumps in your breasts, plese have this medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do benign breast lumps need a close clinical follow-up?

Why do benign breast lumps need a close clinical follow-up?

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

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Please explain what does "craggy" mean regarding breast lumps?

Please explain what does "craggy" mean regarding breast lumps?

Not sure,: Craggy is not a standard descriptor. However, if the lump is hard and irregular it is more suspicious for cancer. ...Read more

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I have breast lumps and im a male. Is this a cause of concern?

I have breast lumps and im a male. Is this a cause of concern?

Yes: Please see a general surgeon or breast surgeon. He/she will examine you and may order a mammogram (yes, men can get mammograms).

The lumps could be excess fat, benign masses, overgrowth of breast tissue (gynecomastia) or worse case - a breast cancer. ...Read more

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Hard moveable lumps in breast? Are they anything to worry about?

Hard moveable lumps in breast? Are they anything to worry about?

Breast lumps: Probably fibrocystic breast disease but you need to get checked by your doctor in person ...Read more

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What can cause my right breast to hurt even though there are no lumps?

What can cause my right breast to hurt even though there are no lumps?

Probably fibrocystic: Breast pain and lump are not always present together. Most of the time breast pain is secondary to fibrocystic condition, breast cysts, inflammation or breast infection. Some cancers are also painful. If your symptoms are new, it would be advisable to have a clinical breast evaluation to determine the cause of the pain. Breast lump and pain whether together or not need to be checked medically. ...Read more

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Y friend is complaining her breast is hurting and painful. No lumps etc.

Y friend is complaining her breast is hurting and painful. No lumps etc.

To the doctor: She should get a breast exam done at her doctor's office. This could be many things including infection. However, just because you don't feel lumps doesn't mean there aren't any. If there is concern about that, she should also get a mammogram. ...Read more