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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes lump in the breast?

My husband is 44 and has discovered a knot under his right nipple. He uses a monoxidil product, smokes, weighs 158 at 5'10" and has been working a second shift job requiring a lot of lifting since April.

There is no discoloration and no discharge, but it is slightly painful to the touch.

My question is, should there be any concern?
Mon, 22 Sep 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic.

1.The possible cause could be infective aetiology, hair follicular infection.
2.In this case i would recommend to get an ultrasound breast done that will help.
3.Ultrasound will help in assessing the nature of the lump, its contents, its source and extensions.
4.In case of solid lesion an FNAC - fine needle aspiration cytology will be help in mowing the nature of the cells.
5.In infective collection a course of antibiotic would be helpful. in mass lesion we need the FNAC report - action accordingly. Good luck.

Hope i have answered your query.
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