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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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. Zubayeralam

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 »

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 59 kilograms. 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.   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 »

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 an often 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 ca...  Read Full »

Do lumps in the breast mean breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife noticed a small lump in the left armpit. We went to a gynecologist and she said nothing to worry as the lump was painful. With her medicines, the lump became small, but did not completely vanish. So, we went to a general surgeon. She found two lumps in the breast and referred for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivaprakash Rathinasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is not cancer. It is a type of tumor in breast, which can occur commonly in this age group. It will not turn malignant. If you want to double confirm, then ask your doctor for FNAC needle test (...  Read Full »

Can breast cancer grow in four weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety around the health issues, cancer and tend to obsess about things. I have been fixating on my breasts and keep thinking I feel lumps. My doctor suggested to get an ultrasound four weeks ago for my peace of mind and they were perfectly fine. Tonight, I was scratc...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is absolutely normal to have some anxiety. All human beings are anxious for something. It depends how we make use of it. Any lump in the breast has to be evaluated. If you still feel something inside, then you can consult a surgeon and l...  Read Full »

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 off the h...  Read Full »

Is the mammogram taken for red line on breast normal?

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 »

My mammogram says there is a usual type of ductal hyperplasia. Could it be 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 »

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