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Breast Examination

Breast examination is done to determine whether the breast is normal or abnormal. Normal breasts appear smooth or lumpy. Breast lumps are common, and they are noncancerous often. If there is a change in the breast texture or the lump, you need to get examined for breast cancer.

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I have been suffering from ductal hyperplasia. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41-year-old female with 5' 2' in height 190 lbs weight. I have a question about my breast mammogram and biopsy report. No medications and allergies. My report says there is a usual minimal type of ductal hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?   Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports you have provided and the limited clinical history in your case. As I gather from it, let me summarise the case that I understood. Do your age and date of reports has been crop, it appears to me that you undergo an annual mammogram and...  Read Full »

Kindly explain about the mammogram results taken for red line on breast.

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning to see a small red line or vein on the top of my left breast. I had a breast check up and mammogram 6 months ago which was clear. Is this normal? What is it?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This does not appear worrisome to me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This appears like erythematous lesion due to inflammation. This has probably occurred due to some trauma like due to pressure of folds in clothing or bed sheet or lying over the ch...  Read Full »

A middle-aged person has an asymptomatic palpable lump in the armpit. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This query pertains to a palpable axilla lump in the armpit of a middle-aged female. The lump is painless and firm, without any skin redness or irritation from the past one and half months. The armpit area has not been shaved for seven months, further reducing skin irritation. The pers...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows a well-defined round to oval hypervascular heterogeneously hypoechoic lesion of size 11.9 x 6.1 mm containing cystic areas located in the deep subcutaneous plane in the right axilla. The lesion s...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about breast lump?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old mother of a 11 months old. Today, I found a red, inflammation on the surface of left breast on the lower side. It is a lump kind of stuff. I am doubtful whether it is cancer. I did not see any other symptoms of breast cancer as other things look normal. I am so worried....  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An inflamed lump is unlikely to be a cancer. This is often an occurrence in women with babies being breastfed. It occurs due to an infection. However, any lump must be examined by a breast surgeon and if required a sample of the tissue taken in order to ascertain the c...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my fibroadenomas in the breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two fibroadenomas in my right breast and one in the left. I am just 18 years old, and I do not want to get them operated so early. Please help. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroadenoma is not a cancerous growth. If they are small and not causing you any problem, then you just wait and watch. Keep checking that they are not increasing in size or causing any pain.Sometimes, they just vanish on their own. If they are causing discomfort, then ...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my right breast for a month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old female, and I have been experiencing pain and pulsation in my right breast since a month. But I cannot see or feel anything unusual in my breast. What can be wrong with me? Please answer back.  Read Full »


Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. It is important to see a healthcare provider if you are experiencing breast pain or unusual sensations, even if you do not see or feel any lumps or changes in the breast tissue. Here are a few possible causes for b...  Read Full »

Is breast examination performed on a 15-year-old girl with PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister has PCOS, and the doctor suggested a breast examination after her diagnosis. I had looked up information online about PCOS, and a breast examination was not something I had heard being performed on a 15-year-old. Her diagnosis involved an ultrasound and blood work. I initially...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS is generally diagnosed by irregular cycles, hirsutism, ultrasound findings in ovaries. Breast examination maybe sometimes be needed, especially if you have hair on the breast, face, etc., some unusual symptoms. It is difficult to comment further without knowing you...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a non-itchy patch on my right breast for two weeks. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had bilateral breast ultrasound two weeks back. The report was normal. After a week, I noticed a small gray lesion or patch on my right breast. It was not present earlier. I visited a breast surgeon regarding the same concern. The doctor said that it seemed like dermatitis and suggest...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is eczematous dermatosis. You need to take these medications and follow the below-mentioned instructions. Apply Motium cream (Mometasone cream) at night for ten days. Use Venusia M...  Read Full »

My 3D mammography shows calcifications in my right breast. Is it a cause for concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I just moved, so I do not have an OB or internist to ask these questions. I did my yearly mammogram in 3D for the first time. I did bring my past images, but they were not in 3D. I got a call back for calcifications of the right breast, and it was recommended that I get three additiona...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your mammogram report (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Yes, it is very vague, no information about size and number of calcified areas. Calcification is due deposition of calcium over years, as is normally benign. There is a minimal chance of it get...  Read Full »

My breast is tender and warm for the last three weeks. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old with a weight of 130 pounds. One of my breasts seems to be tender and warm. It do not have a lump but I have a feeling of movement inside it. I am not taking medicines for it and I have this feeling for three weeks. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether you have redness over the breast, the presence of any discharge from the nipples, and fever. You must check your temperature to rule out the possibility of an abscess. You must do a BSE (breast self-examination) to rule out any lump. I also ...  Read Full »

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