Deposits in breasts, painful when touched. CT scan of thorax recommended. Is it cancerous? - Online Doctor Chats
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lately am having a little hard deposit on both sides of my left breast which also hurts whn pressing
and also sometimes pains generally specially after meals
Do you have any secretion from the breasts?
Since when have you noticed this?
i did my heart echo
thn a female doc checked for any lumps
nothing of tht sort
she said it cud be catilage
May I know your age please?
Since how many days have you been noticing the lump?
pain has been for few months now
on left side near armpits
starting feeling same at the other side of left breast last a month or so
Was any other investigations done? CT scan/ mammography/ PET scan etc?
Let me guide you regarding this.
I understand your worry about having lumps in your breasts that are painful.
It seems to have developed gradually.
very fewer times its on right side also, the pain
It is relieving to know that already a doctor has examined the lumps and said that it is normal.
Still, it is very important to get it confirmed that it is normal.
the cancerous lumps do not pain right?
Cancerous pain can be painful too.
Sorry, I mean Cancerous lumps can be painful too.
Firstly, a gynaecologist needs to re-examine you.
a gynae had only checked
No need to be sacred. Sometimes, these lumps can be simple benign lumps which are seen in many ladies.
As I said, it is relieving to know that one doctor has ruled out any abnormalities.
To get it rechecked would lift a lot of confidence in you.
You can check yourself whether it is fixed or moving around.
Fixed lumps needs to be investigated further.
u mean moving around lumps are harmless
I would suggest a CT scan of thorax to rule out any abnormality.
Most of the lumps which move around are known to be benign.
That is because the malignant growths tends to grow lot of blood vessels in the surrounding tissue and becomes fixed.
Are you following me?
wht cud be other reasons if things are normal
r they painful
Yes, sometimes fibroadenosis becomes painful too.
wht is the cure for them
Fibroadenosis does not require any treatment. They disappear gradually by themselves.
Have you followed all my suggestions?
So we can believe it as a fibroadenosis. But to take it that way, we need to be sure.
It is just to make sure that you are free from any maliganancies.
Ultrasound of breast, followed by CT scan of thorax would be needed.
If they turn out to be normal, then you would not have to worry.
and wht kind of doc shud i refer to
after getting these tests done
A gynaecologist would be the right person to examine you.
even to show the reports?
That is the first step. If required, they would refer you to the corresponding specialists.
Have you followed?
a normal physician will not be able to judge from the reports?
Surely, any doctor, including a general practitioner would be able to read the reports and guide you accordingly.
ok and where shud i get these done from
You can get it done from any diagnostic centre where they have a facility for ultrasound scanning and CT scan.
Before going for the investigations, just get it checked by a doctor again, and then get a prescription from her for the investigations.
Hope I had been able to clear your doubts. Is there anything else I can help you with?
fibroadenosis dissapeears after menses?
It becomes less painful usually after the menstrual periods. Not always, but mostly.
havent heard cancerous ones to be painful whn u press them
Sometimes, they can be painful.
It is not safe to judge a lump just on its appearance or character. It is always better to get it confirmed.
am just trying to put my scare to rest
since 2 gynae's checked me
I understand your concern and worry about the lump.
and both said its not a lump but u still get a usg for breasts done
It can be confirmed only after a proper investigation.
I agree with their suggestion as it is improper for anyone to confirm without atleast an ultrasound of the breast.
Since they have said that it is not a lump, you should be relaxed.
You need not worry.
They have suggested you to do it probably to make you feel better after seeing the report.
Have you followed?
Hope I have been helpful to relieve your concerns.
Is there anything else I can help you with?
give me 2 min
but my scare now is one because u said it can be xpainful and second if they r fixed is again a problem
Let me explain.
while am talking to u somethimes just get a streak of pain and goes away
Sometimes, painful mass can be cancerous. And fixed mass also needs to be reviewed. In your case, I do not think it would be a fixed mass. Because, the doctors have already examined it.
If it was so, they would have raised the suspicion.
In your case, it can be thickened tubules or vasculature in the breast. So do not worry.
and how do they appear,
It may just feel like thickened area within the breasts, which may be painful sometimes.
k, harmless? need cure?
They usually are harmless and does not require any treatment. In case pain is more due to them, then just pain killers occasionally should be sufficient.
Great. That is relieving. The doctors would have felt that there is no lump.
otherwise r there any precautionary measures for women to avoid cancer
You just have to screen for breast cancers occasionally.
And check yourselves staying in front of the mirror.
Hope you are feeling better now.
Is there anything else I can help you with?
Are you there?
Do you have any other queries?
i was saying precautionary measures to avoid cancer
- Have plenty of water regularly.
- Avoid spicy food.
- Regular exercise
- Avoid artificial flavours in food.
These are the basic preventive measures for any type of cancers.
pls suggest me a diagnostic centre in south delhi
the ones i knw are not dealing in this
Sure. I would help you with that.
One of our customer care executives will assist you further in finding a good diagnostic centre in South Delhi.
May I know where exactly would you like to find the centre?
Also please confirm your mobile number.
ok and is the procedure painful, or a normal x XXXXXXX types
Procedure is not at all painful. Do not worry. be assured.
Thanks. You will soon receive a call from our customer care executive.
another query i had
2-3 years back i had a problem while gulping down the food
i wud feel its getting choked in the throat and i have to push it down
was detected with Vit b12 deficiency
took 6-7 injections
now i feel the food sometimes settles on the chest
and i feel heaviness
r these all interrelated
Do you mean is it related with the swellings in breast?
streak pain in the breast
I do not think so.
Vit B12 deficiency cud lead to wht?
Rapid heart beats.
Hope I have cleared all your doubts. Is there anything else I could help you with?
ok, shud i get my b12 also checked thn
You can get it checked as a routine examination But it is not required for the pain in breasts.
heamoglobin levels are less, and rapid heart beats also
In that case, you can get it checked.
which specialist can i show the B 12 report
You can show it to an XXXXXXX medicine specialist.
Hope it is clear now.
Thanks for consulting me. let me know if you have any health related queries.
a usg breast will be ok
and then the ctscan thorax if recommended further
or both before i show the reports
Not required. Only a USG would be sufficient.
shud the first step of usg breast be ok to show the doc
It should be fine. If required, then doctor would advise accordingly.
k, thorax ct scan if any further recommendations?
Have a nice evening!!
Bye for now.
thnx and same to u
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