What causes lump in breast?

Posted on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 in Breast Cancer
Question: What causes lump in the breast?
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 32 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
There can be various causes for a lump in the breast.
First is mild hormonal imbalance, when some part of the breast tissue overgrows to form a lump.
Second can be a cyst due to fluid collection or blood collection.
Infection can cause an abscess and infective lump.
Malignancy or cancer is a rare cause.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham 12 minutes later
I have had the lump since I was 15 and I'm 22 ,it is still there .What is the cause and how can I remove it?
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 4 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
THe cause cannot be determined without examining you.
A SPecialist has to examine the lump physically.
Then a mammogram and ultrasound would be done, also a biopsy if required, to know the exact nature of the lump.
Most benign lumps can be surgically removed.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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