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What is the best treatment for swollen lump in breast?

What is the best treatment for swollen lump in breast?

Immediate Med Eval!: Any mass in the breast should be considered a malignancy until proven otherwise. Putting evaluation off is taking a potentially lethal risk. I don't know if you have a cancer, abscess, or cyst. Get yourself seen by a doctor asap! ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...Read more


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I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

Be examined: It may be a blocked milk duct but impossible to diagnose without an exam. See your doctor for an exam and consider an US. If it is red warm and tender it may be an area of infection. Try a cool pack and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. All the best. ...Read more

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Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. soft in shower, Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. tissue feel like this?

Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. soft in shower,  Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. tissue feel like this?

Mondors disease: The breast findings you describe fits into the description of Mondors disease of the breast, a rare benign breast condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the superficial/subcutaneous veins of the chest wall. Incidence rate is 0.5-0.8% The patient usually presents with a painful breast (cord-like) mass. There may be overlying skin erythema noted. ...Read more

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Sore lump under left breast. Lump feels quite hard and get itchy breasts a lot before lump appeared?

Sore lump under left breast. Lump feels quite hard and get itchy breasts a lot before lump appeared?

See PCP: Make appointment to see your family physician. At 32 years, cancer of the breast is not common but not infrequent but you must be sure. "all lumps of the breast must be resolved.". ...Read more

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I have a breast lump (1cm diameter) under my right nipple and it feels a little sore when i feel it. I'm a 24 year old male. Can this be cancerous?

I have a breast lump (1cm diameter) under my right nipple and it feels a little sore when i feel it. I'm a 24 year old male. Can this be cancerous?

Unlikely: Breast cancers are rare in men but still 1 % breast cancers are in men , tend to diagnosed late , at you age is unlikely , but still need to be checked by your doctor ...Read more

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Tender/painful breast lump that is always on the same place but I feel it more during my period or PMS what could it be?

Tender/painful breast lump that is always on the same place but I feel it more during my period or PMS what could it be?

Maybe a cyst: or adenoma (though these are usually painless). Please tell your parents as this should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Think I have found lump on R upper side breast, hard, pea size, area also seems swollen, tender, noticed 4-6 wks ago. Not preg, not assoc with cycle ?

Think I have found lump on R upper side breast, hard, pea size, area also seems swollen, tender, noticed 4-6 wks ago. Not preg, not assoc with cycle ?

Ultrasound: at your age most breast lumps can be normal findings like this that will come and go with menses. It is okay to watch this finding for a few months to see if it goes away. If it does not go away then you will want to see a doctor and get an ultrasound. This can will help determine whether or not it has concerning features that require a biopsy. ...Read more