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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes lump on nipple?

i have a pea size bead like lump on my nipple i noticed it when i was pregnant and my doctor said it was most likely a duct. I never paid much attention to it since my daughter is now 17 months old and i felt it again in the same spot and its hard and i can actually grab it with my pointer finger and thumb. It feels like a hare pea. should i be concerned?
Thu, 16 Apr 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
There are many causes of breast lumps. Some of these causes are harmless, while others can be painful and/or dangerous. Causes of breast lumps include infections, injuries, non-cancerous growths, and cancer.

Currently, death rates from breast cancer are declining. The decline in death rates may be due to a combination of earlier detection and better screening as well as improved treatments. While most breast lumps are harmless (benign), every breast lump should be evaluated by a doctor to exclude or establish a diagnosis of cancer.

if there is any lump consult a surgeon as soon as possible.
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