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What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

Breast mass: See your regular physician or gyn, have an exam. Based on the exam further testing will be ordered. Many breast masses are benign, but still may need biopsy. More concerning lesions on mammography and or biopsy, should be seen by a cancer surgeon and an oncologist. ...Read more

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Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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I found a lump in my breast, having a mammogram soon what happens if the test shows a problem? what would be the next step?

I found a lump in my breast, having a mammogram soon what happens if the test shows a  problem? what would be the next step?

The next step: would likely be a Breast ultrasound to further evaluate the lump and/or mammographic abnormality. Depending on the results, an image-guided needle biopsy may be indicated. If the mammogram and ultrasound demonstrate no abnormality, your doctor will need to determine what kind of follow up the lump needs. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to check for breast cancer when you already have a lot of lumps?

What is the very best way to check for breast cancer when you already have a lot of lumps?

Changes: The key is to check every month, and at the same time each month (i.e., the 17th). That way you will be at the same hormone levels each time. You will become accustomed to what is normal for you, and be on the look out for changes. Here is a good description of how to do and what to look for: http://women.Webmd.Com/breast-self-examination. ...Read more

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If you are on you period and you have a lump on the top part of you breast is that a sign of breast cancer ?

If you are on you period and you have a lump on the top part of you breast is that a sign of breast cancer ?

Not necessarily: If the mass persists, it would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation. Wish you good health and a Happy Thanksgiving. ...Read more

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What is septic arthritis? And if one had a past infection would it be likely that this is the cause of sever pain now ? And were do I look for a doc

What is septic arthritis? And if one had a past infection would it be likely that this is the cause of sever pain now ? And were do I look for a doc

See below: Septic arthritis is a bacterial infection of a joint. If it is not treated early and effectively with antibiotics and drainage it can lead to joint destruction and chronic arthritis. See a rheumatologist to get evaluated. Good luck. I hope you can get some relief. ...Read more

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What is a hernia? And what causes them? I am 57 and over the course of a year, a lump appeared on my left groin area. Now its the size of a small burrito. Doesn't cause pain unless i try to have sex. Morning erections are not as regular, but still get the

What is a hernia? And what causes them? I am 57 and over the course of a year, a lump appeared on my left groin area. Now its the size of a small burrito. Doesn't cause pain unless i try to have sex. Morning erections are not as regular, but still get the

A : A hernia is just a hole. When you get a hole or hernia in your abdominal wall musculature the abdominal contents or intestine can pass through this hole and get trapped. This is generally considered a surgical emergency and can be life threatening. Generally speaking all hernias should be looked at by a surgeon as soon as they appear. The smaller a hernia is, the easier it is to repair. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound down on a mass in my leg and it was found to have an echogenic ring with a hypoechoic center what is this? It is about the size of a pea and is tender to the touch.,

I had an ultrasound down on a mass in my leg and it was found to have an echogenic ring with a hypoechoic center what is this? It is about the size of a pea and is tender to the touch.,

An : An echogenic ring with a hypoechoic center may represent a cyst or abscess. If it is red and tender i would favor abscess (infection) and suggest that you see a surgeon. If it is around the knee or ankle and isn't red, it is more likely a synovial cyst. Synovial cyst would be less urgent, but may also warrant an orthopedic surgery evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has breast cancer and after some biopsy's and an MRI this of spreading to the left breast or towards the liver?

What do you suggest if my mom has breast cancer and after some biopsy's and an MRI this of spreading to the left breast or towards the liver?

Excisise primary: gThe primary lesion of breast should be resected and evaluated as to if it is triple neg. and which hormones might be effective if the lesion is ER+ or neg. If there is evidence of a second lesion, that should also be excised and with evidence of liver involvement, chemotherapy whould be added along with agents such as herceptin (trastuzumab) if lesion HER2+ ...Read more

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If I am using topaco then a tooth start to pain what is the indicationbof this?

If I am using topaco then a tooth start to pain what is the indicationbof this?

Tobacco or topical ?: Smokeless tobacco has sugar, which can cause tooth pain. Some topical applications can irritate both teeth and gums. ...Read more

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I have complex cyst in my left breast and it is not cancer but why there is pain and when will it disappear? What is the best time to test my breast

I have complex cyst in my left breast and it is not cancer but why there is pain and when will it disappear? What is the best time to test my breast

The real ? is...: ...Is your cyst causing your pain? If the cyst is an inch or bigger and tender, your doctor can draw the fluid out w/a needle to relieve the pain. If the cyst is very small, it probably is not causing the pain. Nsaids, vitamin e, primrose oil can all help rx the pain. While many small cysts can go away on their own, the larger ones persist and often get bigger. ...Read more

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I had a CT angio the first of this month and the doctor hasn't called me in or anything should I take that as a good sign ?

I had a CT angio the first of this month and the doctor hasn't called me in or anything should I take that as a good sign ?

Call your doctor: I would recommend asking your doctor for the result. Your doctor may require a visit to go over the result with you. Alternatively you may be able to obtain the radiology report at the center/office/hospital where you had the study done. ...Read more

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If I have joint pain and morning stiffness and a positive Ana, what would be the next course of action to a diagnosis? More bloodwork?

If I have joint pain and morning stiffness and a positive Ana, what would be the next course of action to a diagnosis? More bloodwork?

See a Rheumatologist: Based on your description you should see a rheumatologist to help you determine the next steps. Correct diagnosis is established by a combination of tests and symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a malformation on the front of my leg. I have severe pain and bruising near the calf. Exercise makes it worse and so does squeezing it. If i get the test and the test is negative and the doctor still thinks I have compartment syndrome what would he

I have a malformation on the front of my leg. I have severe pain and bruising near the calf. Exercise makes it worse and so does squeezing it. If i get the test and the test is negative and the doctor still thinks I have compartment syndrome what would he

Av malformations: Sounds like you have vascular malformation. These are variable. Come in all sizes and locations. Compartment syndrome is possible if in your leg. Okay to wait for test results. Take family member to next visit. You might be surprised at results/recommendations. Staged endovascular coils, laser, compression, surgery are possibilities. Ask questions. 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high ESR (45) with acute pain in the stomach and body/ head pain for more than a week. what is the next advisable test?

What to do if I have high ESR (45) with acute pain in the stomach and body/ head pain for more than a week. what is the next advisable test?

History / physical: Usually this is helpful. If you don't have a diagnosis yet, imaging. I'm totally unimpressed with your sed rate -- as a pathologist, I'd consider that okay for your age. Best wishes. ...Read more