The Cause Of A Lump In The Breast Accompanied By Pain?
Hello Len, thanks for asking.
Breast lumps can be caused by infection and non-infection. Because infections are generally acute, meaning that the process occurs for several days or weeks, not years. Infection is accompanied by symptoms of redness, fever, pain, swelling, and sometimes accompanied by discharge from the nipple. Because infections are generally in the form of blockages in the milk ducts that cause inflammation, or infected sores for example in nursing mothers.
For non-infectious lumps, the most likely possibility is a tumor. The course of the disease is slow and chronic, not accompanied by fever. Tumors can be benign or malignant (cancer is another name for a malignant tumor). Benign tumors usually grow slowly, do not enlarge, can be moved from the surrounding tissue, are not always painful, and are not accompanied by bleeding. Malignant tumors generally grow faster, causing a clear size difference between the two breasts, hard and painful breasts, breast skin looks like orange peel, bleed easily, and sometimes accompanied by bleeding or pus from the nipple.
You should check with your doctor. The doctor will do a basic examination and do a supporting examination. Investigations can be in the form of ultrasound or mammography. Based on the examination, it can be seen whether or not there is a malignant tumor. If necessary, a lump biopsy is performed to confirm the diagnosis. Doctors can refer if deemed necessary.
That is my explanation. Hopefully it is quite useful. Regards.