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Hard lump about the size of marble at the left side of left breast in line with armpit. What do you think ?

hi there. ive got a lump about the size of a marble ar the left side of my left breast in line with my armpit . it is a hard lump which has been there for about two years. doesnt bother me unles i knock it hard and it becomes painful. it is smooth and circular and i can move it . what do you think. im a 43 year old man. no health problems
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2016

Lump on the left side of the breast in the line of armpit may signify underlying breast tumor. Here, you need to consult with oncologist at the earliest.

Nature of the lump (benign or malignant) should be confirmed at the earliest by undergoing overall clinical examination including axillary LN assessment and one mammography for screening. FNAC of the concerned lump tissue is required to confirm the diagnosis.

Surgical excision of the breast lump or lumpectomy is the procedure of choice. Kindly consult with your surgeon regarding this for better management.

Hope, it helps. Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Rhea Chanda's  Response
Breast lumps in men isnt common. But it is important to rule out malignancy.There is a possibility that its a lymph node,since its long standing.
Other possibility is a fibroadenoma or a cyst. You first need to be examined by the doctor after which a lymph node can be identified. If its not a node,then an ultrasound should be done.Since you have it long term, its likely to be a node.Lymph nodes swelling occur due to infection.
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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