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Bump under breast should I worry

Patient: I have a bump under my right breast been there for about a week and is somewhat painful when pressure is applied. Should I be worried ?

 

 

Symptoms: Painful bump

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for contacting askthedoctor.com for an opinion.Any painful lump in the breast should be examined and evaluated by a physician to rule out benign from malignant swelling. If the swelling is hard and mobile with no fixity to the lower muscle tissue, it indicates a fibroadenoma, or else if its soft to firm and localized with inflammatory changes over the skin with pain, then it can be plain fat necrosis lump.It would be prudent to evaluate with a breast ultrasound and a fine needle aspiration biopsy ( FNAC) for histopathological examination for identifying the cause and cell of origin and accordingly surgical or medical management can be planned.I hope I have addressed your concerns in detail,wishing you good health,regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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