Examination Of Lumps In The Breast At The Beginning Of Menstruation?
I want to ask, at the beginning of menstruation, can you check the lumps in the breasts? Or have to wait when your period is over?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. A breast lump can indicate many things, and in fact 80% of breast lumps are harmless. Among the causes of breast lumps in women are:
Fibroadenoma, is a lump that occurs most often with a characteristic round shape, spongy and can be shifted. Fibrocystic changes, lumps that can be spongy or hard, one or several, and are influenced by the menstrual cycle. Breast cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs in the breasts and hard and soft are also affected by the menstrual cycle. Intraductal papilloma, a protrusion that looks more like a wart and is located near the nipple.
And there are many other possibilities, including of course breast cancer. Although the majority is affected by the menstrual cycle, to check it there is no need to wait for menstruation to start or finish. You can have it checked whenever the lump appears, is painful or is the largest size you think, and the right doctor to treat it is either an oncologist or a general surgeon.
Immediately have the lump examined if you find it feels hard, the shape is not clear, oozes discharge, and or the skin of the breast changes to resemble an orange peel.
Meanwhile, avoid touching the lump, rubbing anything on it, and taking any medicine or ingredients without a doctor's advice. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating lots of fruits and vegetables, avoiding stress and cigarette smoke, exercising regularly and taking regular breaks. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa