Lump In The Breast And Feels Hard?

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I want to ask, I am a mother who is breastfeeding a new baby for 4 months. On my left breast there is a hard lump the size of a marble. What I want to ask is whether the lump is an abscess or a tumor?rnI’ve checked with the surgeon, he said this is breast milk that has become a stone. Can it go away on its own? Now the lumps haven’t gone away.

1 Answer:

Hello Puput,

Thanks for the question. A lump in the breast can be caused by the following conditions:

fibroadenoma breast cyst breast abscess. A breast abscess is a collection of pus under the skin as the body's reaction to infection. Abscess lumps will usually appear red and painful. You may also have a fever. mastitis intraductal papilloma fat necrotizing, usually occurs if your breast has been injured (impacted) If you have been to the doctor and said breast milk that has become a stone, the doctor may mean mastitis. Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue that generally occurs in mothers who are breastfeeding. This infection can occur due to blockage of the milk ducts by breast milk because the breasts are not emptied completely. Breast milk can collect in the milk ducts because it cannot come out. This accumulated milk is a good place for bacteria to grow and cause infection. In addition, infection can also occur due to bacterial infection from the baby's mouth or the surface of the skin of the breast that infects the sores on the nipple.

You can try doing the following suggestions:

apply warm compresses to the lump periodically, breastfeed the baby as often as possible in a comfortable position and switch sides if the baby is not breastfeeding in large quantities, pump your breast milk to empty the breast so as to prevent blockage of the milk ducts, massage your breast gently while breastfeeding to facilitate breast milk. If breast milk is difficult to come out, you can try doing warm compresses on your breasts before breastfeeding. Avoid wearing a tight bra. If this complaint does not improve, you can consult a doctor again for further examination and treatment. You can consult a gynecologist. Usually the doctor will give antibiotics for a certain period of time.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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