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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Please suggest treatment for granulomatous mastitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an excisional biopsy of a lump just below my left breast last week. My biopsy report states that I have granulomatous mastitis. My surgeon has put me on an antibiotic called Claribid for three weeks. Please advise on the course of treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I concur with your surgeon's advice in principle. Though to be accurate and specific, I would like to go over your biopsy report, medical records, and surgeon's notes. So kindly follow-up with more information or continue treatment as advised by your doctor.   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. W...  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 »

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 Nipple discharge is not normal in non-lactating women. It is more concerning if it is associated with a lump in the breast, erosion of nipple or comes out by itself without the need of any pressure. So first, we need to rule out breast cancer by doing a mammogram with or...  Read Full »

I have a painful nodule on my breast. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nodule on my breast. It is present for more than two years. I feel pain on touching the nodule. I had an ultrasound of the breast nodule and attached the same for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you are worried, but based on the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is quite clear that you have a benign lump known as fibroadenoma. It is a part of normal changes that occur in the breast with age. It can be observed as such ...  Read Full »

Can we conclude breast cancer with FNAC report?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 41 years old, developed lumps in her breast a few months back. She consulted a doctor and was suggested to take vitamin E tablets and asked to undergo mammogram and FNAC. The test results are enclosed. The doctor told us nothing to worry since the lumps are benign and the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). The FNAC says it is benign (fine needle aspiration cytology). However, it is recommended to get an annual mammogram as a follow-up. Moreover, as FNAC is not the best for diagnosis, a biopsy is ...  Read Full »

My mother-in-law has a watery discharge from a lump in her right breast which is also hard and painful. Is this normal?

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. Darshan Kanani

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 »

I have been suffering from intermittent breast pain and a lump in both breasts. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a breast-related issue. I have intermittent breast pain and a lump in both breasts. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is likely development of a right breast abscess evident by ultrasound breast and more likely due to inflammatory changes. If you have been breastfeeding, this kind of abscess formation is often if the child is not fed well or if some...  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 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 enlarge...  Read Full »

Why is there a hard lump near my sternum that is immovable, painless, and not growing in size?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a hard lump near the right sternum that is not movable. The lump is not painful and does not seem to be growing. The X-ray report of the sternum suggested no lesion or fracture. I am attaching my ultrasound reports also. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Based on your findings and reports (the attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears benign and could be a soft-tissue growth. There is no need to worry. I suggest you do an ultrasound...  Read Full »

Can gynecomastia turn into a tumor in the future?

Query: Dear doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I am worried about my breast. When I was 10 years old, I found there are some circular discs inside both my breasts. It was untreated then as I am too young. And forgot about it. But in recent time, after 15 years, I am just worried again. The lump are in both ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek. V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have something called gynecomastia. It is very common among males of your age group. It is the continuation of a normal physiological process. There are four grades based on the size. There is no medication to treat it. Leaving it does not cause any health issues. ...  Read Full »

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