Why is my breast tissue hard

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Avatar f tn The last one showed dark spots of Density, as well as, when I asked Why I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> such excess <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tissue</span> Under <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> arm Pit, I was told that it was "Migrating Breast tissue". Well, I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> gained quite a lot of weight in the past year or so, and Now, Under an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> arms is very Large, Elongated, Painful, and even goes around into an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> back and I am having Shoulder pain....
Avatar f tn I don't understand why I am getting this at age 63. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> doctor wants to do an ultrasound to see behind the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tissue</span>. Is that right? ?She says they don't suspect anything , they just want to see. I am a nervous bundle of nerves. I also an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> mild OCD, which does not help. HELP!!
Avatar n tn i hear it hurts when they move that handheld thing around and dig it in to get a picture. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> question is, i've learned that ultrasounds don't do well if you an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> dense bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tissue</span> so why are we doing that? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> mom got called back for another mammogram, not an ultrasound. i'm just worried because the report also said, biopsy may be obtained should ultrasound not be clear. oh great, i can just imagine. needle biopsy.
Avatar n tn From what I understand mammo and ultrasound are the common route for dense breasts like ours. However <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> doc recently felt something h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st and sent me for an MRI. MRIs are not perfect for these type of breasts either, but show things differently, so I am happy to say that I just returned from an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> first breast MRI this morning. I am looking forward to a good report. although nothing is 100% I know, having another modality used to assess an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> situation is more than welcome to me!
Avatar f tn I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> a very h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd lump that does feel like what I've read before, the end of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> knuckle. It doesn't move, however, if I follow it along with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> finger, it seems to be connected to other tissue, some moveable and another lump which is sorta surrounded by a mass of something. Does this sound like it could be fatty tissue or should I be worried? I am concerned about it being connected, but wondered if fatty tissue or dense areas in the breast could feel like this as well.
1446146 tn?1284514937 I think the pain you feel will continue as long as the cyst remains in your bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st. This is probably why your Dr. advised you to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> the cyst removed. I'm not quite clear as to whether you had the surgery from what you stated. If you did an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> that cyst removed it doesn't mean that another cyst can't develop. These cysts are said to be related to the hormone levels in your body and the pain is also.
Avatar n tn I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> been expanded to 300 cc's, but the pain is so unbearable. I feel as if it is swolen everyday, I get sharp pains, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> sturnum aches and under an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> arm hurts. I had 9 lymph nodes removed at the time of surgery. Is this normal? Do I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> what's called Radiation Dermititis and if so, what do I do to feel better and to reduce the swelling?
Avatar f tn Please see that she does see her Dr. as soon as she is able to determine the nature of this lump. She may also an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> lumpy bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tissue</span> which is fairly common. Kindest regards ....
Avatar n tn It has been two years since I had bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st reconstruction and <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> stomach is h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd like rock - I am eating less than before - I really feel very bad if I eat one bite more or drink. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> stomach is always hard even when it is empty. The muscles were taken from an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> tuman style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> - from one side as I had three c-sections when having an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> children.
Avatar n tn I had breast augmentation surgery six months ago - under the muscle, peri-areolar incision. The left bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st remains h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd, almost as if there is a wall around the implant. It is painful to lay on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> stomach because it puts pressure on the breast and is firm to touch. I mentioned this to a Pa I saw three months ago. She said it was common for one side to soften after the other and it usually corresponds to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> dominant hand.
752468 tn?1237563959 I would think they can see more if the whole area is looked at. It is so h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd waiting for this surgeon, but I hear he is the best around. I just worry that I missed 4 mammos. Oh well....will just an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> to wait. I hope you are doing fine. It must be very therapeutic to help others, as you do. I hope when I am more relaxed with this situation, I will be able to help women with their fears too. anyway...thanks again. Talk to you soon.
1087320 tn?1257899025 Hello everyone, just letting you know how an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> breast surgery went, and what the doctors did to <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> precious bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st! This is <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> third surgery to get lumps(non cancer) removed from breasts. The first one, I had two lumps in both breast, and all four lumps were the size of golf balls. The incision (hope that is spelled right) in each breast was only 1.5 in long, but the stitching was horribly done.
Avatar m tn I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> pellett sized lumps all over the one breast that was operated on, and I don't know whether they are milk ducts or veins, but there is some type of vessel in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st that is really inflamed and also rock h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd, I don't an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> any pain, just discomfort from the one breast having a sort of heavy feeling to it. I still an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> a lump in the other breast, but it is not growing or doing anything terribley alarming.
Avatar m tn I fell, really hard a week ago yesterday and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> right breast took the brunt of the fall. all of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> pains are gone with the exception of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> Bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st Pain. It's still really intense. It is a drawing aching pain. When I take a deep breath I feel the drawing pain more. When I cough as well. I had an x-ray; no broken ribs, thank God. I just don't understand why the breast pain has not gone away. It actually seem worse now.
Avatar n tn just re-read your reply. The lump that i an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> is fixed to the left side of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> sternum. It is h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd like bone, at times seems larger, but for the most part is the same size as last year. That is the reason (being fixed to the sternum) that it was never able to be seen in the mammography.
Avatar n tn We all tend to think cancer when we hear of bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st lump. When I had <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st lump I asked for an MRI of the bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st too I wanted to see it from all angles. I did an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> cancer but it was small enough for a lumpectoan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan>. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> mother had cancer in one breast and the other was benign tumors in the same exact place as the one she had the masectoan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> on, you just never know but it is good they are testing you again. Let us know how you make out.
322973 tn?1239908038 24-29 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Cochrane Review Background Bone is the most common site of metastatic disease associated with bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st cancer (BC). Bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. Objectives To assess the effect of Bisphosphonates on skeletal events (SEs), bone pain, quality of life (QOL) and survival in women with early (E) and advanced breast cancer (aBC).
Avatar m tn If surgery is required how long is the healing time, roughly. I mean, how much work will I miss? <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> job is physically demanding and I do a lot of lifting throughout an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> shift.
Avatar n tn just wondering , if anyone knows what this might be or if they an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> experienced it. i went to the doctor 2 months ago for a breast exam, which he said was good. i went because i had a weird thing happen during a breast exam. during an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> exams, i push an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>myan> breast from one side to the other, mashing them around. i know this isn't the right way to do an exam but, i don't really know why i started doing it.
Avatar n tn What did your doctor say the bleeding was from? Other than that (and the lump), it sounds like we're in the same boat...... Thanks again for listening.
Avatar f tn also some people could bruise easily just by taking anti-inflammatory pain killers ,because these medications thin out the blood. It's really h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd to say why this is happening,since the Ultrasound did not show any abnormality. The only thing I can suggest is to see another Breast Specialist for a second opinion.Your daughter is very young and probably has dense breast tissue...
Avatar f tn I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> had vaginal Cancer in the cuff of the Vagina and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> been clear for 9 years now, however I just had a mamo come back with calcification spots and went for the digital magnaview which I am told is the best next step before a Biopsy I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> been vigilant on the yearly mamo and never had a problem until now, which is very scary to me since family history is strong with all cancers included in breast cancer as one.
Avatar f tn hi about 5 weeks ago <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> left bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st doubled in size and was very h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rd also was warm to the touch. Dr. prescribed 6000mg a day of antibiotics. Was on this treatment for 3 weeks, after this time the breast softened to touch but could feel a thickness to the breast. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> had ultrasound that showed a great deal of fluid in breast and mammo that showed thickened breast tissue. 2 weeks ago a egg size lump appeared in left armpit.
Avatar f tn There were calcifications and a spot that was said to look like a papilloma. It was in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>my</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> left bre<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>st right behind the nipple. Is there any chance that it could be cancer? The waiting game is very difficult. I guess I just need the truth about what it could be.