How To Deal With Lumps In The Breasts Has Been 1 Year?
I have a lump in the breast area since 1 year ago. In the past, when I was in 3rd grade high school, the lumps were small like marbles, but now it’s as big as a durian seed (maybe). What should I do? The problem is I am afraid of medical things. Thank you😊
Hello, Nabila Maharani, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
A lump in the breast can be several possibilities:
1. Breast abscess (collection of pus that forms a lump)
2. Enlarged glands due to hormones (eg menstrual cycle or breastfeeding)
3. Benign tumors, for example: FAM (Fibroadenoma Mammae), breast cysts, tumor pilloides
4.Breast cancer (malignant tumor)
To determine the exact cause, an examination by a doctor must be carried out. The doctor will ask you about the history of the symptoms and your family history, perform a physical examination, and perform a series of supporting examinations such as a breast ultrasound, biopsy (examining tissue samples under a microscope), and the necessary blood tests. Treatment of lumps varies depending on the cause. In a breast abscess, a drainage incision is performed (removing pus from the lump by giving a hole / incision in the lump), the lump that is thought to be a benign tumor will be surgically removed, while in breast cancer it depends on the severity of the cancer.
For that, you should immediately see a doctor to have it checked, especially if you experience other symptoms such as: pain, redness of the lump, fever, the lump is getting bigger, there is weight loss, there is a significant difference in size between the right and left breasts, or other characteristics. other characteristics of breast cancer, you should immediately see a doctor for examination.
Perform breast cancer prevention, breast self-examination, and breast examination by a doctor as recommended to prevent breast cancer.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.