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Describe the features of a breast lump.?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
12 doctors agree
In brief: "Different"
A breast lump is best defined as breast tissue that feels distinctly different than one's normal breast.
Many lumps are just variants of normal "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue, or could represent a cyst; however, some may represent a tumor, which could be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors tend to be rock-hard, non-mobile, occasionally with overlying skin changes. Bottom line: new lump=see dr.

In brief: "Different"
A breast lump is best defined as breast tissue that feels distinctly different than one's normal breast.
Many lumps are just variants of normal "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue, or could represent a cyst; however, some may represent a tumor, which could be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors tend to be rock-hard, non-mobile, occasionally with overlying skin changes. Bottom line: new lump=see dr.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes Attention must be paid in adult female if the lump is is hard or firm,your physician will order mamogram if needed sonogram or even a breast MRI
Dr. Anne Rosenberg
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 3 dimensional
A lump should be a 3 dimensional mass in the breast that does not feel like the surrounding tissue.
It can be hard or soft, round or irregular. It can be attached to the skin or muscle or feel movable in the breast.

In brief: 3 dimensional
A lump should be a 3 dimensional mass in the breast that does not feel like the surrounding tissue.
It can be hard or soft, round or irregular. It can be attached to the skin or muscle or feel movable in the breast.
Dr. Anne Rosenberg
Dr. Anne Rosenberg
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Dr. Natalie Geary
Always check for lumps, but if they occur during your menstrual cycle they may be tender. No matter what have it checked by your doctor
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