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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause breast lumps?


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Answered by

Dr. Saurabh Raj

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Published At June 1, 2022
Reviewed AtAugust 11, 2022

Patient's 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 it. I do not experience any pain or discomfort. What should I do next?

Answered by Dr. Saurabh Raj


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 needle aspiration method.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Saurabh Raj
Dr. Saurabh Raj

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