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What causes soreness in breast with increase in size? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:Hi....I am 41 year old female. My left breast is extremely sore and has suddenly grown larger than the right. It has been about 6 weeks since I noticed these changes. My left armpit is also very tender. I had a mammo in Oct. just a annual routine and it came back negative but stage 3 density. I am just sick worrying ... any advice.
User:Hello...thanks for your time
Doctor:I suspect you might be suffering from fibroadenitis or a breast abscess
Doctor:It is my pleasure to be of service
Doctor:In view of you having a normal mammogram just some months back
Doctor:and the pain and sudden increase in the size of the breast I suspect it to be an inflammation of the fibrous and breast tissue
Doctor:This happens quite commonly in women of your age
User:So what should I do?
Doctor:You should consult a breast surgeon or agynecologist
Doctor:and get yourself examined
User:ok thanks I will...have a good day.
Doctor:I don't think it is an abscess, in which case you would also be running a fever
Doctor:Thanks for using the service
Doctor:have a good day
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