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Doctor insights on: What Does A Lump In Your Breast Feel Like

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What should I do if you find a lump in your breast?

What should I do if you find a lump in your breast?

Please C UR Doctor: Any new lump in the breast should prompt physician evaluation. Based upon examination findings, your doctor may order tests such as an ultrasound+/-mammogram, and refer you to a breast specialist. If the lump is suspicious, a simple needle biopsy may be performed under local anesthesia in the office for definitive diagnosis. If the lump is deemed non-suspicious, short-term follow-up is advised. ...Read more

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What does it means when you have a lump in your breast?

What does it means when you have a lump in your breast?

Lots of possiblities: It's best to have an exam. In your age group, a common cause would be a non-cancerous fibroadenoma. Cancer would be very unlikely. It may be normal fibrocystic tissue or a lymph node as well. ...Read more

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How do you know when a lump in your breast is just normal tissue?

How do you know when a lump in your breast is just normal tissue?

Always be concerned: Watch for any lump which is enlarging over time especially in a post menopausal woman. I would be concerned if the mass is fixed, not mobile, firm, rather than soft. See if skin is retracted or red around the lump. Finally, if there is a bloody discharge on one breast i'd be concerned. ...Read more

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How do you tell what kind of lump in your breast might be cancerous from the ones that are not?

How do you tell what kind of lump in your breast might be cancerous from the ones that are not?

"Different": Feeling for a lump in an organ that by it's very nature is lumpy-bumpy can be very confusing; usually, it's not a question of whether you can find a lump as much as how many. However, cancers often feel distinctly different than normal breast tissue: rock-hard (like it is made of concrete rather than rubber), 3-dimensionally round (rather than pancake- or cigar-shaped), and fixed w/in the breast. ...Read more

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HELP me If You Had A Lump In Your Breast For A Year Does It Mean Cancer?

HELP me If You Had A Lump In Your Breast For A Year Does It Mean Cancer?

Not necessarily: A lump in the breast does not necessarily mean cancer. The risk at your age is very low. However, it would be good idea to see a doctor for an examination to determine if a mammogram or needle biopsy may be warranted. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a lump in your breast after taking the Plan b pill twice?I

Is it normal to get a lump in your breast after taking the Plan b pill twice?I

No link: In a young girl, breast lumps come and go with your periods. They should not be linked with plan B. Continue examining your breasts before and after your periods. You'll find they usually go away with time Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more