You have a lump in the breast? not panic!

Publié par happy-diet lundi 26 avril 2010

You have a lump in the breast? not panic!

You have a lump in the breast? do not panic! Have a lump in the breast is mostly Benin. But better to talk to her doctor, so as not to miss breast cancer. The simple characteristics of the lump in the breast can usually identify the origin.
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A lump in the breast: is it a fibroadenoma?

Has a mixture of glandular tissue and fibrous tissue, the fibroadenoma is common among young women from puberty until their thirties. It manifests itself in the form of a ball can range from 1 to 5 cm. This ball is smooth, even and elastic. It is mobile and slides under the finger. It can be single or multiple and become painful.

The lump in the breast tends to grow with hormonal changes, during menstruation, with the pill or pregnancy.

The diagnosis of fibroadenoma is confirmed by ultrasound or mammography.

In young women, monitoring is recommended. If discomfort or pain aesthetics, we can proceed to ablation. Among older women (beyond 35 years), ablation is more common as a fibroadenoma can hide a small malignant tumor.

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A lump in the breast: is it a cyst?

Single or multiple (in polycystic), the cyst is due to an expansion of a milk duct (leading milk). It is common among women age 40 until menopause (in the absence of hormone replacement therapy).

The size of a cyst is variable, ranging from a few millimeters to a few centimeters, and varies depending on the hormonal cycle. This small lump in the breast is very limited, it is mobile on palpation (it runs on the finger). Sometimes painful, it also has the characteristic appear suddenly.

The presence of a cyst does not require intervention in the vast majority of cases. In case of discomfort or pain, hormone therapy may be prescribed or the cyst emptied by aspiration biopsy. In all cases, monitoring is needed.

A lump in the breast: is it a lipoma?

Lipoma corresponds to a mass of fatty tissue. This mass is also, regular and smooth contour. Mobile, it deforms easily under the fingers. Lipoma does not require intervention.

A lump in the breast: is it cancer?

If it is cancer, the characteristics are very different: the ball is hard, its contours are irregular and it is not mobile because the ball adheres to the tissues.

Sometimes the ball changes the shape of the breast. It is necessary to consult their physician or gynecologist.

In conclusion, a lump in the breast is mostly benign and does not require that surveillance. However, there may be a breast cancer. Therefore, any lump in the breast requires a consultation to identify clearly the origin.

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