Breast Lump

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About the symptom

A breast lump is a mass that develops in the breast. They may be hard or soft, smooth or lumpy and come in all shapes and sizes.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Erythema

  • Headache

  • Fever

  • Recent weight loss

  • Swelling of the affected area

Possible causes

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel a lump in your breast?

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Is there pain when pressing on the breast?

  • Is there blood mixed with the breast milk? (If you are not breastfeeding, please skip this question)

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References

  • Perry MC. Breast Lump. In: Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd ed. Boston: Butterworths; 1990. Chapter 170. PMID: 21250122.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279/

  • Breast lumps

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-lump/

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Internal medicine

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