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Suggest tests for hormone imbalance leading to a lump in nipple

I am a male age 41 and for the last 5 years my anxiety has increased, my weight has increased and I've lost a significant amount of my stamina. Recently I found a mass under my right nipple that is somewhat painful. A friend of mine suggested I may have a hormone imbalance (low testosterone) causing this. When an MD does a hormone test like this, how exactly do they test for it? Blood, urine, oral swab? It's important for me to know this because I have been smoking and drinking more than normal for the last year due to a divorce and I can't afford to let that info hit the MIB in the way of pos. nico or elevated liver enzymes.
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
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Hi,

Cause for your swelling - one of the reason can be due to hormone.

Other cause - it can be abscess, benign lesion, infection, chronic alcohol causing hepatic damage.

Doing an ultrasound can help diagnose the cause. For hormone test - simple blood investigation is enough.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr S.R.Raveendran, Sexologist
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