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What is a hypoechoic nodule in the breast area?

What is a hypoechoic nodule in the breast area?

Radiology term: That is a radiology term for a lesion that blocks ultrasound waves and makes a shadow on the ultrasound image. Sometimes correlates with denser tissue such as in malignancy in breasts. Your doctor can review the report with you. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What is a hypoechoic nodule of the breast measuring 0.5 is well circumscribed and ovoid?

What is a hypoechoic nodule of the breast measuring 0.5 is well circumscribed and ovoid?

Benign.: These are hallmarks of something that is not cancerous. It also needs to show no shadowing, and may have enhanced through-transmission. Probably a benign fibroadenoma, needs no follow up unless stated so by the interpreting doctor. Could be a cyst, same answer: should be benign. If it shadows, is tall, not completely smooth, or big all bets are off. Biopsy is easy with a core needle if needed. ...Read more

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Multpl fibroadomata in breasts found in '03 follow up ultrasound shows 2 'new' hypoechoic nodules since other nodules unaltered. Is this normal? 41yrs

Multpl fibroadomata in breasts found in '03 follow up ultrasound shows 2 'new' hypoechoic nodules since other nodules unaltered. Is this normal? 41yrs

Fibroadenomas: Patients with numerous benign appearing nodules/fibroadenomas tend to have.....numerous nodules. It is not desirable, to attempt to document every one if they all look the same. So it is not at all unusual for a tech to document "new" lesions on follow up. You can see how this could lead to endless, and unnecessary, short interval follow ups. If they all look benign and similar, no worries. ...Read more

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Breast u/s: well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller 2cm x 1cm and 0.84cm x 0.47cm means??

Breast u/s: well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller 2cm x 1cm and 0.84cm x 0.47cm means??

All of those: Ultrasound features point toward a probably benign etiology, possibly fibroadenomas (a common benign nodule). Management is usually short interval follow up in 6 months or needle biopsy for confirmation. ...Read more

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Multiple hypoechoic nodules with benign features in both breasts. Sometimes hurting. Should I have anything to be worried about and have it removed?

Multiple hypoechoic nodules with benign features in both breasts. Sometimes hurting. Should I have anything to be worried about and have it removed?

Fibrocystic breast: Talk to a general surgeon. Most likely you have fibrocystic breast disease, which is commonly confused with breast cancer (even by trained professionals) - but in your case, correctly determined to be "benign". A surgeon may be able to remove some of the cysts, but they may return. Talk to a surgeon about options for removal, a doctor about other treatments (heating pads, NSAIDs like Naproxen, &c) ...Read more

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Breast ultrasound indicate 2 hypoechoic nodule with well defined margins. Meaning?

Breast ultrasound indicate 2 hypoechoic nodule with well defined margins. Meaning?

Cyst?: This could be bening cysts. However you should have your dr either do fna for pathology or close surveillance. ...Read more

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Breast Sonograpgy well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller means?? do I need to be afraid??

Breast Sonograpgy well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller means?? do I need to be afraid??

All of those: Ultrasound features point toward a probably benign etiology, possibly fibroadenomas (a common benign nodule). Management is usually short interval follow up in 6 months or needle biopsy for confirmation. ...Read more

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My friend's UTZ has a hypoechoic mass nodule in her left beast. Left breast is at 2 o clock position zone b - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.8 cm. Is it malignant?

There is: Not enough information to make an assessment. The probability of malignancy depends on various ultrasound features that should be described in the report. Also, there should be a BIRADS code at the end of the report which summarizes the radiologist's assessment of the chance of malignancy. Merely knowing that a hypoechoic nodule is present doesn't narrow it down. It could be benign or suspicious ...Read more

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My friends UTZ result is: in her right breast it has multiple cyst and in her left breast It has hypoechoic solid nodule. What does it mean? Thanks

Cysts: Are a benign finding. A hypoechoic solid nodule is a solid mass. The chance that it is malignant, and the proper recommendation for follow up, depends upon various ultrasound, mammographic, and clinical findings that are not mentioned in the question. How was it described in the report? It could need no follow-up, short interval followup, more imaging, or biopsy. Simply not enough info. ...Read more

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What does having a small hypoechoic focus around. 67mm on breast means? The radiologist says is a breast nodule nothing more. Kindly explain? Thanks

There is simply: Not enough information to venture a guess. A hypoechoic nodule can be almost certainly benign, or highly suspicious, depending on various ultrasound characteristics that are not provided. Talk to your doctor about the results, or if you can perhaps provide more info from the report. ...Read more

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Are 2 new hypoechoic breast nodules found on follow up ultrasound report bad if I have a history if multiple fibroadenomata since '03 should I be wrd?

Are 2 new hypoechoic breast nodules found on follow up ultrasound report bad if I have a history if multiple fibroadenomata since '03 should I be wrd?

Breast nodules: There are multiple possibilities for hypoechoic breast nodules, including complex cysts or fibroadenomas. Cancer would be less like because more than one lesion was detected. I would recommend biopsy to confirm suspected benign diagnosis. ...Read more

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Women 30 yo. No cancer in family. Breast echo showing two well defined hypoechoic solid nodules, 2 axilla ganglions (1, 74*0, 6+1, 48 *0, 6). What is this?

Women 30 yo. No cancer in family. Breast echo showing two well defined hypoechoic solid nodules, 2 axilla ganglions (1, 74*0, 6+1, 48 *0, 6). What is this?

Uncertain: Ultrasounds of the breast are good for telling solid from cystic masses but other than ruling out a cyst, don't tell you what a mass is. Further testing and a possible biopsy are necessary in order to do that. With your history, breast cancer is unlikely but not impossible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Left breast, irregular area nodule 1.9x1.8x1.3 cm Located 2 & 2/3 inches from nipple. Needle biopsy recommended. Dense breast area?

Left breast, irregular area nodule 1.9x1.8x1.3 cm Located 2 & 2/3 inches from nipple. Needle biopsy recommended. Dense breast area?

Biopsy: If a new breast nodule was noted then a mammogram and or breast sonogram should be done to confirm. If the findings on the study indicated a biopsy should be done then I would recommend following that advice. Most breast masses are benign but it is certainly a good idea to prove it. ...Read more

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Treatment of acase of locally advanced bilatral breast cancer large fungtic mass likley it occupay all left breast area with pulmonary small nodule?

Breast cancer: You should see an oncologist for an entire work up as well as recommendations regarding neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery with or without reconstruction depending on the ability for surveillance of local recurrence. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 5 cystic nodules on my breast, is this normal?

Not usual: But it is not necessarily an indication of an underlying disease. I would discuss with your primary care physician or consider dermatological evaluation. A biopsy may be performed for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean?

On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean?

BR-Rads 2: BI-RADS 2 means that your mammogram was normal (ie, no cancer), but other findings (eg, cysts) are described in the report. You should continue your routine screening. ...Read more

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I was recently told I had benign breast cysts and not to worry. Are they the same as nodules? Because nodules seem dangerous?

I was recently told I had benign breast cysts and not to worry. Are they the same as nodules? Because nodules seem dangerous?

Important: Nodules can include benign cysts, fibroadenomas, cancers.
Cysts rarely are cancer.
Regular exams and mammograms are important. ...Read more

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3mm by 5mm slightly prominent hypoechoic area in right breast, well defined, round, wider than taller NO posterior shadowing, likely benign? Folow up?

3mm by 5mm slightly prominent hypoechoic area in right breast, well defined, round, wider than taller NO posterior shadowing, likely benign? Folow up?

You are describing: A BIRADS 3 (probably benign) lesion based on the ultrasound features. By definition, there is less than 2% chance of malignancy, and the usual management in an average risk patient is short interval follow up, typically every 6 months for 2 years. ...Read more

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Nodule breast 2003 - to date. 8 o clock. Wel def thin capsule. Mild lobulatd. Mild well def parenchyma vasculrty&more superfcial margin. Nodules septated?

Nodule breast 2003 - to date. 8 o clock. Wel def thin capsule. Mild lobulatd. Mild well def parenchyma vasculrty&more superfcial margin. Nodules septated?

Breast nodule: The ultrasound features you describe sound benign/probably benign. More importantly, if this nodule has been stable since 2003 there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Yearly mammogram showed stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) stayed the same for 2 yrs should I be concern?

Yearly mammogram showed stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) stayed the same for 2 yrs should I be concern?

No concern: The mammo defines a malignant lesion as a stellate one usually with associated microcalcifications. A sono can suggest the nodule is a fibroadenoma or has fluid in it which is benign. An MRI can further elucidate the nature of the lesion. A malignancy does not remain stable in the breast but is noted to enlarge and invade surrounding tissue over a period of months. ...Read more

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Would one CM nodule in breast be a health risk?

It depends: On its clinical and imaging features. It could be completely benign, or a cancer. In this respect, size doesn't really matter. ...Read more

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What further tests are needed after the detection of breast nodules?

What further tests are needed after the detection of breast nodules?

Exam +/-: When evaluating a woman who has found a nodule, the best test is to have a careful breast examination. Many perceived lumps are just "variations of normal", with reassurance& follow-up sufficient. If a true lump is found, I prefer to do an ultrasound+/- needle biopsy, if it appears solid and suspicious. A mammogram may also be helpful depending on one's age, but doesn't replace a biopsy. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a breast nodule and a breast cyst?

What's the difference between a breast nodule and a breast cyst?

Solid v Fluid-Filled: A "nodule" is a generic term for a breast lump. Common causes include "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue ("fibrocystic changes"), tumors (benign or malignant), and cysts (fluid-filled;benign). A thorough history and physical examination supplemented by ultrasound+/-mammography+/-biopsy will help sort this out. ...Read more