Breast pain may be due to normal cyclical changes in hormone levels or due to certain diseases. Cyclical hormonal changes are the most common cause of breast pain but a doctor should always be consulted to determine the cause of this symptom. Breast cancer is rarely the cause of breast pain, only accounting for 1.
A new lump or mass in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer. You might feel the lump while doing a self-exam, or your doctor might find it during a check-up. Watch out for any of these breast changes, and report them to your doctor right away.
It can affect any of the veins in the breast, but most commonly affects those on the outer side of the breast or under the nipple. Find out more about cording and axillary web syndrome. Over time, the narrow cord becomes a painless, tough band where the skin becomes pulled in.
Lamphrai Srinuan first noticed her chest starting to swell around three years ago, but thought little of it. Lamphrai, who has no children, is now in agony as her ginormous assets cause her chronic shoulder, back and chest pain. In April, her husband Bunleang, 51, took her to the the Buddhachinaraj hospital in Phitsanulok in a desperate bid for answers.
Many breast lumps are due to fibrocystic changes. The lumps can be caused by a collection of fibrous tissue in an area of the breast. The lumps can also be caused by one or more collections of fluid in an area of the breast.
Both boys and girls have breast tissue. Normal breast development first appears shortly after birth, and then again at the beginning of puberty. The timing of breast development varies greatly from one person to another and in some girls may not occur until well into the teenage years.
Gigantomastia is a rare condition that causes excessive growth of the female breasts. Only a couple hundred cases have been reported in the medical literature. The exact cause of gigantomastia isn't known.
While almost every woman and man may have some differences in the size of their natural breasts, people with tubular breasts may experience more significant differences. Tubular breasts may appear elongated in shape, be overly "droopy," or have very large or protruding nipples with a larger-than-normal areola the pigmented skin around the nipple. Sometimes the condition causes one breast to be misshapen, while other times, both breasts are affected. According to one study published in Current Concepts in Plastic Surgerymany women visit their doctors for breast asymmetry that is actually due to tubular breasts.
Changes occur naturally in the breast during menstrual cycles, pregnancy,breastfeeding and aging. Many people who see their GP about a breast change will have one of these benign not cancerous conditions. It's important that you show any changes to your doctor, so that breast cancer can be ruled out.
With gynecomastia, tissue inside the breast glands grows. This can cause female-appearing breasts. Gynecomastia guy-nuh-koh-MAS-tee-uh is an increase in the amount of breast gland tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.