Causes And Treatment For Lumps In The Breast?

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I want to ask r nI have a blackhead on my breast or some kind of blackhead, is that a sign of cancer? Is it necessary to perform special procedures for blackhead removal?

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Hello Vanisha, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

First of all, I want to confirm first, do you mean the blackheads have the appearance of blackheads on the face or on the chest and back (black, small, and only slightly protruding) or do you mean a lump that looks like it has a blackish color?

Blackheads can occur due to blockages in hair follicles in the skin. Blockages can occur because dead skin cells mix with sebum (oil) that is naturally produced by the skin. Blackheads are most often seen on oily skin areas such as the face, but it is not impossible that they can appear on other skin areas such as the chest, back, and breasts. If you mean blackheads like this, then the treatment that can be done is more or less the same as treating blackheads on the face. You can clean your breast area with warm water and mild soap regularly to reduce the production of sebum, which can cause blackheads. If you decide to go to a dermatologist, your dermatologist can prescribe a cream containing benzoyl peroxide or retinoids to help speed up skin turnover and reduce blackheads that appear. If indeed you have a lot of blackheads or there are signs of infection, your doctor can also prescribe oral antibiotics to treat them.

If what you mean is a lump with black spots like blackheads on it, then you probably have an atheroma cyst, also known as a sebaceous gland cyst. Sebaceous gland cysts can occur because of a blockage in the oil glands under the skin which causes the oil produced by these glands to not come out, accumulate, and become a lump. This condition is harmless and can be treated by removing the cyst. There are several ways to remove the cyst, first is to do surgery with a large incision to remove the cyst, second is to do surgery with a small incision, third is to do a laser excision and a biopsy. Each of the above treatment options has its own strengths and weaknesses. If this is what you are experiencing, you should not touch too much or squeeze the lump. Do not also poke the lump yourself with a needle or other sharp object.

To find out more clearly the diagnosis and treatment options which are most suitable for your condition, it's a good idea to check with a dermatologist. Your dermatologist can do a closer examination of the lesions on your skin to determine whether they are just blackheads, atheroma cysts, or other diseases.

The following are signs of breast cancer, if indeed you find these signs accompanying blackheads on your breasts, immediately consult a surgeon:

there is a lump in the breast which is accompanied by a painful lump with an uneven surface and edge of the lump there is swelling throughout or one part of the breast there is irritation of the breast skin around the lump, can be accompanied by peeling of the skin or thickening of the skin of the breast, nipple retraction or nipple entering into the enlargement of the pores of the breast skin there is a discharge from the nipple, especially fluid accompanied by blood

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