A Hard Lump In The Breast And Painful When Pressed?
Good afternoon. R nDok, I want to … on my left breast there is a rather hard lump which when pressed it hurts. The location is close to the right breast (not near the armpit). This was felt on the second day of menstruation and so far this is the first time This was felt. And at that time, my period was only 1 day then stopped .. I took birth control pills. r nIs this dangerous?
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The appearance of a lump in the breast can be caused by many possibilities. Several types of lumps can appear due to hormonal influences (for example due to menstruation or using hormonal contraceptives), such as fibrocystic changes in the breast and simple breast cysts. Both types of lumps can enlarge near your menstrual period and can shrink back after the menstrual period. The use of hormonal contraceptives can also lead to enlargement of both. Both are benign enlargements that are harmless.
Some other possible causes of breast lumps that are not affected by hormonal conditions, such as breast fibroadenoma (FAM), intraductal papilloma, mastitis or breast infection, fat necrosis (usually due to a history of trauma or injury to the breast), or breast cancer.
A dangerous (cancerous) lump has the following characteristics:
A lump with a clear or uneven edge, the surface of the lump is uneven (lumpy) The lump is fixed / cannot be swayed at the base. on the skin of the breast or a wound on the skin of the breast that does not heal There is an enlarged pore of the skin of the breast. There is discharge from the nipple without stimulation, especially if what comes out is blood.
To find out the exact cause, it's a good idea to check with your doctor directly. The doctor will be able to feel the lump in your breast directly and perform the necessary investigations, such as a breast ultrasound, mammography, or biopsy. Immediately go to the doctor if you find any danger signs as mentioned above.
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