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Breast Lump

A breast lump occurs as swelling or protuberance or a bulge or a bump in the breast that appears different from the breast tissue. The causes are infection, trauma, fibroadenoma, cyst, fat necrosis, and breast cancer. It is necessary to have a physical examination by consulting a doctor while having changes in the breast. Taking a Mammogram and ultrasound help to diagnose the abnormalities of the breast. Treatment depends on the cause. If it occurs due to infection, antibiotics are taken to treat it. If it occurs due to breast cancer, they are treated by doing chemotherapy and mastectomy.

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Can I get rid of the small lump in my left breast surgically before it turns cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother died two years ago due to breast cancer. It went unnoticed and my mother did not have any symptoms regarding the same. She is afraid that I might get breast cancer and I have a small lump in my left breast, which is painful, so even I am worried. My age is 29 and mostly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. You should regularly examine your breast by yourself and see if there are any changes, then compare both breasts. The lump you have ...  Read Full »

Can a mammogram suggest if a lump in my breast is cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,Can you interpret the radiology report from a mammogram?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. I went through your reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is important to know the reason you got the mammogram done and if there is any suspicious lump in the left breast's upper outer part or if you took a...  Read Full »

Shall I prolong my surgery for the removal of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know what does the following means from an MRI report. An ovoid nodular structure with postcontrast enhancement is measured at approximately 10 x 15 mm at the superior left breast. Recommend correlation with breast imaging. I already have dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done an MRI, and you want to know about the MRI report. At the upper part of your left breast, the statement says an oval-shaped growth of abnormal tissue called no...  Read Full »

I have white discharge and red lumps in my breast. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old. I have rheumatoid arthritis. I cannot walk, so somebody lifts me every day to the restroom. Recently I noticed a lump on my breast; it is red, and white liquid leaks when pressed my nipples, but I do not have any pain. The shape and texture of the breast are normal. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, you should consult a physician, as it might be infected like breast nodes (mastitis). In such cases, antibiotics are prescribed. Meanwhile, keep good local hygiene. Do not squeeze that node. Apply alternating warm and cold compresses. I wish fast recovery.  Read Full »

My left breast is sunken, and my right breast is lumpy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask about my breast problem. I am 22 years old, and this problem happened when I was 19. My left breast is sunken, my right breast is lumpy, and the skin is uneven. I do not understand why that happened. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is important to have any changes or abnormalities evaluated by a specialist in breast health. For example, there could be various reasons why your left breast is sunken, and your right breast is lumpy, such as differ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a watery discharge from a lump?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother-in-law is 68 years old and has a lump in the right breast, and in the last few weeks, she was having severe pain too. She also feels one more near the underarm. She also says the lump is hard and painful when touched. Sometimes she has a watery flow from that breast. She is acti...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is important for your mother-in-law to see the doctor as soon as possible to get a proper evaluation of the lump in her breast, especially given the severity of her pain and the presence of a lump under her a...  Read Full »

Can taking oral contraceptive pill cause a lump in breast?

Query: Hi doctor, A few weeks ago I found out that I had a lump growing in my breast. I went for a check and had it removed and found out it was a fibroadenoma. I have been on oral contraceptives for past five months, Gedarel 20/150. However, I do not know if I should continue taking them as it is said to...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hormonal contraceptives have side effects as well and it is not better to use for years as can give long-term side effects. Gedarel (Desogestrel and Ethinyl estradiol) is combined hormonal contraceptives and should be avoided in many conditions like obesity, age more th...  Read Full »

I have a swelling in my left breast. Is this cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I detected a mass in my left breast. So, I had a mammogram, and the reports are attached. I took antibiotics and antiinflammatory agents for weeks, but no change occurred as the pain in my left breast and swelling under my arm worsened. Could it be cancerous, as I have a family history...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). As per your USG (ultrasonography) breast report, you likely have some benign cysts. Unlikely to be cancer if the report is to be...  Read Full »

I have breast lump with pain and itching. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female, I never had any children and I have been on Depo-Provera for almost 17 years. Although I am a heavy smoker, I do not get sick very often. A few years ago I found lumps in my breast(s) which were not painful but I did visit a doctor and he said it was just thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned some years ago, there were lumps in your breast. These can indicate that you have fibroadenosis/ fibroadenoma. In some occasions since it is a hyperplastic cystic disease (where cells are multiplying rapidly), it can be a little painful. Since there ...  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 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 »

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