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Question: Breast Lump


 BellaGrave - Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:04 pm

20 year old female...Im healthy no serious health issues. Have had a Breast lump Under the skin it hard doesnt move..doesnt hurt. hard to feel/find..Its been there for abour 6 months plus. I also have dry skin patches on my breast. Its on my left breast. I was just wondering if or what that could be?.
Please help
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:37 am

User avatar Hi BellaGrave,
Any breast lump should be evaluated by a physician. Many breast lumps are due to benign (noncancerous) conditions, for example, fibrocystic changes, fibroadenomas, etc. The areas of irritation on your breast could be related to a type of eczema/dermatitis but there are also breast conditions that causes changes in the skin as well. Are these areas red, increasing in size, any skin changes of the breast that would make it appear as the peel of an orange? Any breast swelling etc.? My suggestion to you is call your physician and have the area evaluated. He/she may want to order some diagnostics, to identify if this is cystic in nature or caused by another factor.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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