Moving Lump On Left Breast?
Good evening, I am 21 years old, I have a lump on my left breast and if I hold it I can move it and it doesn’t enlarge and it doesn’t hurt, the lump is there after a few months I got married, I just had a 5 month old child on the upper left breast it’s also hard, sometimes there is pain, and my baby doesn’t want to be breastfed now using formula milk, what I asked was what affects breast milk and what lump is it?rnThanks…
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Lumps that appear in the breast may be caused by fibrocystic changes in breast tissue, infection, benign tumors, to malignant tumors. To identify exactly which lump you are experiencing, you need to see a doctor directly, because a direct evaluation of the characteristics of the lump, namely size, consistency, and other accompanying complaints is needed.
If the lump is movable, does not enlarge, and is not painful, then the possible causes are:
Fibrocystic changes in breast tissue (occurs due to hormonal changes, for example during menstruation or pregnancy) FAM (fibroadenoma mammae) Breast cysts (fluid-filled sacs in the breast parenchyma) Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) Skin tumors, eg lipomas, fibromas Skin infections, eg warts, etc. Hard, painful masses in your breasts may arise due to possible causes of the above lumps, or they may also result from mastitis (infection of the breast parenchyma), breast abscess (pus-filled sacs in the breast parenchyma), hypertrophic scars (tissue formation) post-inflammatory scars), breast cancer, skin cancer, and so on.
Whether the condition you are experiencing affects the quality and quantity of your breast milk, the answer of course depends on the cause of the lump and its hardening. If your complaints arise due to benign tumors, generally this condition has no effect on milk production. However, if the cause is a breast abscess, then this can make the milk that has been produced stagnate or mix with pus. However, it is also necessary to pay attention to other possible causes that make your child not want to breastfeed, for example due to nipple confusion, tongue tie, lip tie, too little or too much milk production, and so on.
For that, as mentioned above, you should immediately go to the doctor so that the diagnosis can be made correctly. It is possible, in addition to a physical examination, the doctor will recommend that you undergo supporting tests, such as ultrasound, X-ray, biopsy, to mammography. That way, handling can be done right on target.
At this time, you should take the following steps:
Try to return to breastfeeding your baby (relactation), how to: Feed the baby directly at the breast as often as possible, don't wait for the baby to be too hungry Stop using a pacifier, replace it with a spoon or cupfeeder Feed the baby on the right side of the breast first, then switch to the left Express your milk when not breastfeeding to maintain milk production Increase milk production by eating nutritious food, drinking plenty of water, avoiding stress and fatigue Do not forcefully press or poke the lump in the breast Keep breasts clean Use a comfortable bra and clothing If the breast feels sore, compress using water warm Do breast self-examination periodically Hope it helps ya ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah