Lump In The Breast That Feels Painful And Disappears During Menstruation?
Good night, my mother has complaints of lumps in both breasts that hurt when pressed. The lump can’t move. But during menstruation, the lump disappears. After menstruation is complete, reappears. Is that dangerous for my mother?
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All lumps on the human body that are not normal are called tumors. Based on the speed of growth, spread, and the level of danger, tumors are generally divided into two, namely benign and malignant tumors. To distinguish these two types of tumors with certainty, must go through a biopsy (FNA), which is by taking tissue / fluid in the lump, then examined the characteristics and structure of the cell under a microscope. In addition to determining the type, this examination is also very useful to determine the most appropriate therapy, because each type of tumor has different characteristics so that the type of treatment is different. Some types of tumors do not need special treatment because they are not dangerous, while other tumors require surgical removal of the tumor, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy.
However, in addition to differences at the cellular level, the characteristics of these two types of tumors can also be found in external examinations by the doctor or by the patient himself.
The characteristics of benign tumors are:
Grow slower. Lumps did not increase significantly in a matter of years.
Easier to move
Softer / springy consistency
Evener tumor edges (regular)
Do not spread to other places
While the characteristics of malignant tumors are the opposite:
Growing faster, most malignant tumors grow to double the initial size for about 20-30 days.
More difficult to move / stick to the surrounding tissue
Consistency is more solid and hard
Irregular (irregular) tumor margins
Can spread to other places quickly.
In one type of benign breast tumor, such as Fibroadenoma Mammae (FAM), tumor size can indeed be enlarged during menstruation, and shrink back after menstruation is complete, but these instructions cannot be used as a benchmark for diagnosing the type of tumor in your mother. If you are in doubt, I advise you to have your mother consult a tumor surgery specialist (oncologist) to have a more complete examination to find out the type and treatment that is appropriate for your mother.
Thus the information from me, hopefully can help.