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Painful lump in the breast - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello there
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   good day to you doctor
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   its been 2 days when my right breast became swollen at painful
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   27
User :   im post TAH and post Left salpingo oophorectomy
Doctor :   Does it have pain, itching or discharge?
User :   itching first then very painful
User :   much more painful when i touch the hard lymp node
Doctor :   Are your periods regular? Do you have noticed this swelling since two days only?
User :   no more periods because im already hysterectomized
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this is the 2nd time it happened
Doctor :   Why was the Hysterectomy done?
User :   the 1st was late last year
Doctor :   Do you mean painful breast in the lump is happening second time?
User :   wrong gynecologic surgery that led to hemorrhage
User :   yes
User :   and its the same lump that is painful
User :   its also near the armpit
User :   its like throbing pain
Doctor :   Did you undergo any hormonal tests and biopsy ?
User :   none
User :   we have a family history of breast cancer
Doctor :   Last time when you had this did you get it examined?
User :   and the weird thing is every time the pain in the breast intensify there is also pain in my right ovary part
User :   in the breast none yet
User :   i am planning to see a doctor but im not sure what doctor to go to
Doctor :   I will advise you to go for hormonal evaluation and also get it examined. Also you may require Biopsy of these swelling to see the exact nature
User :   its really bothering me because its painful even im not touching it
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes they need to be carefully evaluated.
User :   what kind of doctor should i go to
Doctor :   Is there any discharge present?
User :   and what kind of test should i have?
User :   can i get a breast ultrasound?
Doctor :   You should go to a general surgeon.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   First of all it needs to be examined for any discharge, surrounding area, nipple size, lump consistency and then tests like Biopsy, Mammogram may be required.
User :   some of the areas of the areola is becoming dark
User :   ang its big because of swelling but only the right side
Doctor :   Thats why i am suggesting you to get it examined soon.
User :   ok
User :   last question
Doctor :   Also hormonal levels are to be evaluated.
User :   is there any connection of my breast pain with the pain so much alike in my right remaining ovary
Doctor :   It can be that there are hormonal alterations in your body because of Hysterectomy and it may be causing both pains
User :   oh is hot flashes also considered
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok what would be the worst thing this would be?
Doctor :   Breast pain can be due to many causes as Fibroadenoma(benign tumour), breast abscess, inflammation.
Doctor :   It can be commented after proper evaluation and investigation.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   ok i forgot to tell you that the result of the histopathology of the left ovary was serous cystadenoma
User :   would be there any connection
Doctor :   Ok serous cystadenoma is a benign tumour and present as cystic masses
Doctor :   No not as such
User :   ok my right ovary has a 4.1cm cysts but its already here for 4 plus years and is causing pain
Doctor :   Is it causing pain recently?
User :   is this cysts in the right ovary be at risk of becoming cancerous?
User :   yes as i have told you its causing pain at the same time with my right breast
Doctor :   It depends on the nature of cyst, since when do you have this cyst? Is it increasing in size?
User :   im already hyterectomized but i am feeling dysmenorrhea like pain again
Doctor :   It may be because your hormonal levels may be fluctuating.
User :   from 0.6cm
User :   1.3cm
Doctor :   Ok
User :   1.5cm
Doctor :   When was it .6cm?
User :   then 2cm
User :   and increasing
Doctor :   A Ultrasound scan has to be performed to see the changes in it.
User :   05/28/07
Doctor :   As compared with previous ones.
User :   now the latest was 4.1cm
Doctor :   Ok
User :   if a breast ultrasound will be done today will this show what is causing the pain?
Doctor :   I have already explained you that first a proper examination is required along with other investigations like Mammogram, Hormonal evaluations, Biopsy and so on
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes i have
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   non thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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