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What Does A Lump In Your Breast Feel Like
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
That depends on : The cause of the lump. Please see your physician to have a breast mass evaluated. ...Read more
"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
Once a month: Would be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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