What is the cause of breast lump and what should I do?

Breast lumps. Are most commonly caused by normal breast tissue but can also be seen with fibrocystic changes, cysts, fibroadenomas, and cancer. See you physician for a clinical breast exam. They may also order a mammogram and/or ultrasound.

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What things could cause a breast lump?

Depends. Could be benign fibrocystic disease, benign fibroadenona, or benign breast cyst. Breast cancer can be a firm breast lump. Painful abscess or infection is possible. Need to see a doctor for an examination. Read more...
Benign or malignant. If you feel a breast lump or mass you should get it taken care of. You should get a referral to a doctor who specializes in breast disease the best doctor would be a breast surgeon you need to have a history and exam and mammogram and or breast ultrasound and probably need a biopsy. Read more...

What is the likely cause of a young woman to have a breast lump?

Fibroadenoma. The most common breast tumor is a fibroadenoma. This is a benign tumor which may be present as early as the teen years. As women age, breast cysts may develop, which are benign fluid-filled lumps (peak incidence ages 35-50). It is often very difficult to distinguish a lump from normal "lumpy-bumpy" tissue. When in doubt, it is best to see your primary care physician or gynecologist. Read more...

Can breast lump be caused by wegener's granulomatosis? What are the other symptoms?

No, not likely. Wegner's causes nasal and sinus problems and respiratory symptoms like cough and lung nodules. It affects kidneys which shows up as rising creatinine and abnormal urinalysis. Read more...

A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood? Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,

Male breast lumps. There isn't an easily summarized answer for all males. Sorry. But, male b-lumps should always be taken seriously. Only a biopsy can answer the question for YOU as an individual. Group statistics won't help you. Lumps in male or female fall into two broad categories: benign or not-benign. (The word malignant could be misleading.) It could be a lipoma, trauma calcification, mastitis, malignancy. Read more...

Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

HIghly unlikely. If done with sterile precautions. However, the armpit lymph nodes connect to those along the sub clavicle vein nodes and then into the neck. If the lump was cancer, you will need to have sentinel nodes checked, and if these neck nodes do not subside, they too need biopsy. Read more...

Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling

Sometimes yes. If a core biopsy made the diagnosis, i would repeat an ultrasound, to see if the fibroadenoma grew. Even though benign, fibroadenomas can grow. If the growth is substantial, i would recommend removal, to r/o a phyllodes tumor. This is a tumor w malignant potential that can be difficult to distinguish from a fibroadenoma on core biopsy. Read more...
Fibrous demons. Those lumps are sometimes tender to touch they are usually benign. Excessive caffeine intake can make them more prone to happen. Read more...
Possible. Fibroadenoma of breast most of the time painless or will give minimum discomfort, if you have only biopsy and tumor is not removed completely may cause pain due to tissue reaction & scar tissue then get it removed , if removed go back to your surgeon for evaluation possible tests. Read more...
It may. Your breast fibroadenoma maybe enlarging. However, there may be other causes for your breast pain and swelling. I would suggest that you have a medical evaluation. Read more...
Yes, a fibroadenoma can enlarge and/or cause pain. But at this point you don't know if the fibroadenoma is causing your new symptoms, so you need to see your doc for an evaluation. Read more...