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What causes painless lump in breast?

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Dr. Deepti Verma

OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Women's Health
Question: Hello Doctor,

My name is XXXX & my age is 27 years. I recently observed a big lump in my left breast & went to Gynec immediately.
This lump is not really painful but at times I do feel discomfort & sometimes like a needle pointing pain.
After having an initial check up, she suspected it to be benign but she still ordered for Diagnostic Mammogram & Breast Ultrasound.
But since my age is less than 30, the radiologists said that they will just perform the Breast Ultrasound.
I am yet to get the final reports but they shared the ultrasound images with me which I am attaching here.
As per what they communicated to me, it looks benign to them as well.
But not sure what the final report would look like.

Could you please have a look at the ultrasound images & let me know your opinion ?
Also, please suggest me the next steps what should be taken for its treatment.
I don't have any Cancer History in my family so far, atleast not known to me.
I don't drink/smoke.
My periods have been irregular since the beginning which usually is delayed by 5-15 days.

Please let me know if any other details are required from my end.

Thanks,
XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Fibroadenoma likely

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
I have reviewed the ultrasound images.
The lump in the breast seems to be a fibroadenoma.
It is a benign lump which occurs in reproductive age group. It is due to hormonal changes in the body and has no tendency to turn into a cancer.
Since it is a large fibroadenoma, it is preferable to get it removed by surgery.
There is nothing to worry.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 31 minutes later
hi Doctor,

Thanks a lot for your quick response.
I am feeling really relieved with your answer.
Could you please let me know how critical are these surgeries to remove these fibrodenomas ? Also, are there any risks involved ?
How long this surgery would take & after the surgery , how long will it take for me to resume my normal routine ?

Apologies for my long list of questions.
I am really concerned because currently I am in US for my project assignment.
I will be back to XXXXXXX by end of May . So shall I be going for the surgery here itself or I can wait until I come back.

Thanks,
XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to panic

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Surgery for fibroadenoma is simple and safe surgery not involving any major risk.
Surgery is short, and you can resume your normal routine within4-5 days of surgery.
You can wait till end of May to get the surgery done in XXXXXXX Since it is a benign condition, there is no need to panic and wait for the appropriate time and conditions to get surgery done.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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