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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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 »

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 icliniq.com.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 tumo...  Read Full »

I have excruciating pain in my right breast. Does it indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a mammogram done a few weeks ago. I am having excruciating pain in my right breast. It hurts when I move, or lie down to reach up any movement or touch of that breast and It makes me sick to my stomach. I have had a kind of loss of appetite. I got a callback and the person who did...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably, it will be fibroadenosis. Fibroadenosis is a condition seen during perimenopausal periods and characterized by lumps and severe pain in the breast. Probably he must have seen those lumps, which is an expected finding. Cancer, most of the time, is painless. ...  Read Full »

Can fibroadenoma of the breast pain during the fertile days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, a mother of a 17 months toddler. Two years ago, I was suspected of having fibroadenoma on the right breast by a doctor who has only done the ultrasound because I did not accept to do the biopsy. The report that is written by the doctor says Ultrasonographic bilatera...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your narration of symptoms. With the history of pain occurring around the period's time, it is more likely to be Fibroadenosis rather than Fibroadenoma. I would like to assure you not to worry about either of these conditions as both of them are onl...  Read Full »

Please interpet the ultrasound report of a lump in my breast.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and having a lump on my breast and was advised to do an ultrasound. I have my images and would like to know if there is anything to worry about. No family history of breast cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share the images for a detailed discussion.  Read Full »

Can a male with fatty breasts develop breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having rough period. I am worried about my health and about breast cancer as I have fatty breast albeit, rare in men. Also, I had undergone ultrasound before seven months and everything was normal. Before a couple of days, some little red marks had appeared in my chest. When I pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, let me assure you, that the red bump is completely benign not to worry as it is out of the mammary tissue. Now, let me enlighten you some facts about gynecomastia. It is the benign proliferation of the male glandular tissue in the breast. Every enlargement of th...  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 icliniq.com. 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 is solid ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for tender lump on breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. My BMI is 22, I am a non-smoker with no ongoing conditions like diabetes. I am not breastfeeding and have never been pregnant. I developed mastitis very suddenly about three weeks ago, by that evening I was in A and E with a lump the size of an egg in one br...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me assure you that there are no cancers which come suddenly and settles with antibiotics. One breast cancer which progresses over a few period is inflammatory carcinoma of the breast but it does not come in days and settle with antibiotics. You have a breast absc...  Read Full »

Why is there a flip on one mark in EKG?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to talk to you to see if you thought I had anything to worry about. My BP was good (112/69), cholesterol was 141, I think she said my triglycerides were 76. My kidney, liver functions were great. The EKG came back as within normal limits but there was one mark that had flippe...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through ECG you provided. It is showing nonspecific ST T changes in leads III and V1 to V3 (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nonspecific means not likely of ischemia. But as you are having high BP, diabetes, I will suggest you to undergo 2D e...  Read Full »

Please explain about the physical findings and pathophysiology observed in breast cancer.

Query: Hi doctor, What are the physical findings seen in breast cancer? Please explain about the pathophysiology observed in breast cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are the physical findings found in breast cancer. There can be a painless lump or a change in breast size, skin changes, nipple inversion, nipple abnormalities or discharge, and axillary lump. The pathophysiology shows damage to DNA, and genetic changes lead to br...  Read Full »

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