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Symptoms of Lumps

The following features are indicative of Lumps:
  • distinct lump with definite borders
  • firm, hard area within breast
  • thickened, slightly more prominent area in breast that's different from surrounding breast tissue
  • redness, dimpling or pitting of the skin of breast
  • one breast larger than the other
  • nipple changes
  • persistent breast pain or tenderness

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Common Causes of Lumps

The following are the most common causes of Lumps:
  • breast cancer
  • breast cyst
  • fibroadenoma
  • fibrocystic breasts
  • injury or trauma to the breast
  • lipoma

Other Causes of Lumps

The following are the less common causes of Lumps:
  • intraductal papilloma
  • milk cyst (galactocele)
  • mastitis

Risk Factors for Lumps

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Lumps:
  • breast cancer
  • breast cyst
  • injury or trauma to the breast
  • milk cyst (galactocele)
  • mastitis

Prevention of Lumps

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Lumps. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • changing lifestyle or eating habits
  • avoiding things known to cause breast cancer

Occurrence of Lumps

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Lumps cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Lumps most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged > 20 years

Common Gender

Lumps most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Female

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Lumps

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Lumps:
  • Physical examination: To diagnose the type of breast lump and strategy for treatment

Doctor for Diagnosis of Lumps

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Lumps:
  • General physician
  • Oncologist

Complications of Lumps if untreated

Yes, Lumps causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Lumps is left untreated:
  • breast cancer
  • fibroadenoma

Procedures for Treatment of Lumps

The following procedures are used to treat Lumps:
  • Open surgery: To remove large fibroadenomas
  • Biopsy-removal technique: To remove the fibroadenoma bit by bit

Self-care for Lumps

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Lumps:
  • Monitor the breasts: To monitor the condition of the breast regularly helps prevent symptoms to worsen

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Lumps

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Lumps:
  • Exercise regularly: Walking, swimming and yoga can help to relieve fatigue
  • Manage stress: Muscle relaxation, visualization, and spending time with friends and family help to control stress

Patient Support for Treatment of Lumps

The following actions may help Lumps patients:
  • Supportive care: Family provides an extra layer of support that makes feel better and live longer

Time for Treatment of Lumps

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Lumps to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • More than 1 year

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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