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Fibrocystic breasts - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Hi, may I answer
User :   This is a very broad question
User :   hello there would like to know how would i know if i have breast cancer
User :   I will try to give you some understanding
User :   and recommendations
User :   First, are you having any symptoms?
User :   Breast cancer can present in a number of ways
User :   most typically - a painless lump
User :   in the breast or sometimes under the armpit
User :   In order to arrive at a diagnosis, however, imaging studies need to be done and tissue biopsy as well to confirm such a diagnosis
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   OK
User :   here
User :   want to know if i have breast cancer
Doctor :   and then your symptoms in order
User :   33
User :   i have lump breasts and thats it
Doctor :   is there any discharge in the breast , from the nipple ?
User :   there painless
User :   lumpy
User :   no
Doctor :   ARE they all over the breast ? or only in a localised area ?
User :   many
User :   and 1 lump
Doctor :   so u feel like small marble like swellings all over the breast ?
Doctor :   are they felt in both the breasts ?
User :   localised areas
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes they are similar
Doctor :   since you are just 33 yrs old and the description od the lumps appear to be similar to fibrocystic disorder of the breast
Doctor :   do these lumps increase in discomfort during your menstrual cycles ?
Doctor :   ok,
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   but such multiple lumps , are a form of benign breast cysts
User :   not sure
Doctor :   which sometimes change with the cycle
User :   thanks heaps
Doctor :   the first and foremost, step , is to do a breast ultrasound , to note the structure of the lumps
User :   oh ok
User :   tanks for ur help
User :   thanks
Doctor :   if the lumps are found to be cystic, a needle aspiration of the lumps can be done
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat session
Doctor :   please log in again if u have any additional query
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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