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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Can a cyst cause breast pain and discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two months I have had ongoing right breast pain. It first began as sharp stabbing pain that would last only a few seconds. Now I am getting some nipple discharge and burning sensation. When I spoke with my doctor about it, she said it might happen sometimes. I had some blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Breast pain, nipple discharge and cysts could be due to hyperprolactinemia. I do not see a prolactin level in your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do you have a family history of breast cancer? Do these cysts develop even when you are of...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe breast pain after every ovulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and my LMP was on 21st of last month. My periods usually last for five days, and I take Triolmezest 40 for hypertension. After every ovulation (10th day), I have severe breast pain till the periods start. I just have sore breasts and no other problems. I took Py...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to do a breast examination and a breast scan to rule out any fibroadenoma. This generally causes pain in breasts especially nearing cycles. Consult a gynecologist or a surgeon personally for an examination. You may also try evening Primrose supplements t...  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 Laul

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.1. Apply Motium cream (Mometasone cream) at night for ten days.2. Venusia Max 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 Milchand

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 »

What can be the reason for pain in the outer side of my breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female, who weighs 130 lbs and 5.3 feet tall. For about 12 days, I have had consistent pain in the outer side of my breast up through my armpit. I have a tingling and slightly numb feeling in my left arm. I did not injure it, as far as I am aware. It started suddenly...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know few more details about your problem: Was there fever before starting of pain? Any local redness or raised temperature above the area of pain? Any history of lifting heavy weight or doing excessive gym workout before starting of pain? In these 12 days, is th...  Read Full »

I have a bumpy patch on my left breast and itching across my breast and neck. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, who weighs 158 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I feel that my strength is declining, and I have itchiness and hot sensation across my breasts, neck, and torso. I also had a bumpy rash patch surfaced on my left breast several days ago. This rash has not gone away, and it looks li...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any family history of breast cancer? Do you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss? When was your blood sugar and thyroid tested? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologi...  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 addition...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

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. Ther is a minimal chance of it getti...  Read Full »

Will fibroadenoma of the breast recur?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fibroadenoma in my breast, which was removed two years back. But now, I feel a small cluster on my breast. Can fibroadenoma recur? Someone said that I am infected with a sexual disease. I have regular periods, do I have any sexually transmitted disease? I am not sexually activ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to tell you that fibroadenoma is a non-cancerous breast problem which occurs in young women. These are usually hormone related and frequently regress after menopause. It is always recommended to increase vegetables and fruit intake, and exercis...  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 y...  Read Full »

Why is one side of the breast shrinking while the other side remains the same?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female, and my weight is 100 pounds. My breasts shrunk two cup sizes in three days. I have worn the same bra size for 11 years. I have had a little growth but never experienced my breast shrinking. I have neck pain, but I was diagnosed with a cyst on my spinal cord a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shrinking breasts for the last few days. Breast shrinking may result from weight loss, hormonal dysfunction like falling estrogen levels, polycystic ovarian s...  Read Full »

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