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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I am 44 years old and noticed a breast lump. Should I be concerned about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. I cannot walk, so my son lifts me every day and takes me to the restroom. He holds me tightly while lifting. I have recently noticed a lump on my breast, which is red, and when I press that, a white-colored liquid leaks out of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Raj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you are experiencing are not suggestive of rheumatoid arthritis. The breast lump looks like a galactocele, which is a milk-filled cyst. I suggest you avoid squeezing it. It would help if you get an ultrasound of the breast done. It can be cured by the ne...  Read Full »

I have pain and itching in the shoulder and chest wall area with lumps in my breast. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Could you explain what is seen in these images in the shoulders and chest wall area? I have a lot of pain and itching predominantly in the right chest area. My right underarm is swollen. I was told lumps in the breast are likely benign, but I need to get help for the shoulders and chest...  Read Full »

Dr. Mounica Kavikondala

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no abnormality in your chest MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Are there any skin lesions?  Read Full »

Are stings, breast lump, bruising, and hair fall signs of cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. I am feeling stings in my upper body for quite some time. The stings are sometimes in my chest and sometimes in my lower abdomen. They last for nearly 40 seconds, but are occasional. And there is a lump in my right breast. It is a solid lump and it does not ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First calm down and be relaxed. By stings I understand sting like sensation that lasts for 40 seconds. I need more details on that. Do they occur more when you are tensed? Because, it is rare. Second problem you said was that you have a lump in the breast, which i...  Read Full »

While examining my breast, I found two lumps on my left breast. Could it indicate breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I was going through your site articles on breast cancer and read about the breast self-examination. I thought I would give it a try as I am 40 years old now. I examined myself in front of the mirror, and to my astonishment, I could find two small lumps on my left breast. Could they be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a very good gesture from your side to examine your breast as you have found two small lumps. I would suggest you get a mammography or an ultrasound of both of your breasts done, and please consult a general surgeon in that contest. These may be inflammatory lum...  Read Full »

Could a lump under my left breast be breast cancer?

Query: Hi, I usually get my periods regular for five days cycle, and the flow is also decent. I have no other health issues, according to my knowledge. However, yesterday, while taking a bath and applying soap to my body, I noticed this swelling under my left breast. It is not swelling, and it is a palpabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The lump under the breast is not normal and has to be investigated. You have not mentioned whether it is painful or not. I would suggest you get mammography of both of your breast done, and please get a consultation from a general surgeon. Such ...  Read Full »

What are the common reasons for 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 It could be related to your breast cyst. Milk duct blockage and infection can also be a cause in your age group. What is the color of the nipple discharge? If it is reddish or dark or greenish, then it is because of altered blood. It could be from a very tiny bleeding ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44-year-old; I have rheumatoid arthritis. I can not 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 on my nipples, but I do not have any pain or uncomfortably. The shape and texture of the...  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 »

Why am I having a breast mass on the right side when I do not have family history of breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to take a second opinion for a breast mass I am having on the right side. I am in my early forties, and I do not have family history of breast cancer. Earlier, I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma in my left breast which was around 1.5 mm in size. Currently, I am taking the drug...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to understand your concern.Breast nodules have turned into nightmares for many women around the world. However, after assessing the attached ultrasound image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I infer that it is a benign one, quite likely a fibroadenom...  Read Full »

Can hormonal changes cause a lump on the breast?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28-year-old female, and I have a two-year-old kid. I felt a small lump in my right breast after I stopped breastfeeding. I have had this problem for five months. Now the lump has grown, it is hard, painless, and moveable. I have inserted Copper- T two years back. I am facing hormone...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. Usually, the lump in the breast can be associated with a hormonal issue or other reasons like trauma or infection. I suggest you:1) An ultrasound examination of the breast that has the lump.2) Also a physical examination by a general surgeo...  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 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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