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Breast Cyst

Breast cysts are sacs in the breast that are filled with fluids. It can be either single or multiple and appears like a soft fluid-filled balloon, but maybe firm, sometimes. It is manifested by a movable lump, nipple discharge, pain or tenderness near the lump area, and an increase in size before menstruation. It requires treatment only when the cyst becomes large, uncomfortable, and produces pain.

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I am getting a new breast lump in the same place after removal of the old one. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. No family history of breast cancer. I have never been pregnant and never used a contraceptive. Before two years, I felt a breast lump (breast cyst-did does not disappear with aspiration. Aspirate was straw-colored). Got it out a year later. Biopsy showed fibrocystic...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I completely understand how you feel. Let me start by saying that a majority of breast cysts are not malicious, and unfortunately, they do have a tendency to keep coming back. Numerous women leave them as it is and stay on regular follow up to keep an eye on the size...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my nipple discharge?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a cyst in my breast and it was removed before two years. For the last two months, some liquid is coming from the nipple while taking shower. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nipple discharge is not normal in non-lactating women. It is more concerning if it is associated with a lump in the breast, erosion of nipple or comes out by itself without the need of any pressure. So first, we need to rule out breast cancer by doing a mammogram with ...  Read Full »

I have a lump in my left breast. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I never do exercises and not sure whether I am eating healthy food. I have a lump-like thing in my left breast, which was treated for milk cyst. A biopsy was made 8 years back to remove the milk cyst. Again there is a lump on the same side but a different pla...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I understand that you have a lump in your breast which is now recurring. Please understand that these lumps are sometimes fat swellings present which can move from side to side known as fibroadenoma, however, these are benign means not c...  Read Full »

Which specialist will perform surgery for galactocele?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife stopped breastfeeding our third child five months ago, after a lot of sucking difficulties and painful nipples. Because of that, her breasts plugged and did not empty properly. She has tried breast pump without any luck. She has now developed painful galactoceles on both her br...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A galactocele is a milk filled space inside the breast. Breast problems are common after childbirth in those women who had stopped breastfeeding or experienced sucking difficulties. Firstly, I hope you are sure that it is truly a galactocele and not any other swellin...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling after cyst removal. Is it infected?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a cyst removed from my breast and now I think I have skin necrosis. It seemed to be healing fine but I thought the stitches dissolved a bit soon. First, I had a huge bruise, then I got a scab off to the side of the incision. The scab went away within a couple days and skin seems ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like the wound has got infected. I would suggest a course of an oral antibiotic either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for a week or 10 days. Consult your spec...  Read Full »

Is my chest pain related to the heart?

Query: Hi doctor, My doctor started me on Wellbutrin and I have body aches. A real bad pressure is on the little left of center and it is constant for at least 24 hours. Only, cold compress dulls the pain. Do you think this can be heart related? Should I stop the Wellbutrin? I have had an issue with fluid ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Women are by default on less cardiac risk before the age of 65 years. An early presentation of cardiac disease is highly unlikely in females unless they are smokers. You have not mentioned your smoking habits. If the pain is always there in your left chest area, then it ...  Read Full »

My aunt has a cyst in the breast. Please advice on her reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt has a cyst in the breast, and the report is attached. Please help me to know what this report says?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care all of your medical concerns. Your aunts report suggests she has multiple noncancerous cysts i.e fibr...  Read Full »

I underwent a bilateral breast ultrasound. Can you please explain the findings?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bilateral breast ultrasound and would like more details about the findings. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are multiple simple cysts in the right breast parenchyma, the largest one measuring 1.3 cm. They are simple because these cysts seem to ...  Read Full »

I have an atypical cyst in my breast after my breast reduction surgery. Should I worry about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted an opinion about my ultrasound and mammogram. I had undergone breast reduction surgery approximately three years back. I had pain in my left breast that started with my period. My plastic surgeon also noticed a lot of scar tissue in this area. I went for an ultrasound and mamm...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The images have been viewed by me (the attachments have been removed to protect the identity of the patient) and it looks like a BI-RADS 3 (breast imaging-reporting and data system) lesion and is probably benign...  Read Full »

Can you please read my mammograph reports and provide detailed information on them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching my mammograph reports. Can you please read them and provide detailed information on them?  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your detailed mammography report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) for both breasts is described as - evidence of dense fibro-glandular tissue is noted bilaterally. No obvious focal architectural distortion or asymmetry is noted. No obvious micro...  Read Full »

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