Why is my breast tissue hard

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The last one showed dark spots of Density, as well as, when I asked Why I have such excess tissue Under my Arm Pit, I was told that it was "Migrating Breast Tissue". Well, I have gained quite a lot of weight in the past year or so, and Now, Under My Arms is very Large, Elongated, Painful, and even goes around into my back and I am having Shoulder pain....
I have the same on my underarm and I notice that my mum have it on both arm when I was growing up, I only have it on one underarm, It was when I had my first child that I noticed it there and I thought it will go away after I stop breast feeding, but I still have it, I consulted my doctor about it and he said it is a breast tissue that some women have it and it is not dangerous. He said they can do a surgery for me, they can remove it and after two days I will feel better.
I don't understand why I am getting this at age 63. My doctor wants to do an ultrasound to see behind the tissue. Is that right? ?She says they don't suspect anything , they just want to see. I am a nervous bundle of nerves. I also have mild OCD, which does not help. HELP!!
I had underarm extra breast tissue during my pregnancy, and after I stopped breastfeed it went away. Now two years later I found a small hard lump in the same area, and I don't know what to do. I am not pregnant. HELP!
i hear it hurts when they move that handheld thing around and dig it in to get a picture. my question is, i've learned that ultrasounds don't do well if you have dense breast tissue so why are we doing that? my 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.
From what I understand mammo and ultrasound are the common route for dense breasts like ours. However my doc recently felt something hard in my breast 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 my 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 my situation is more than welcome to me!
I have a very hard lump that does feel like what I've read before, the end of my knuckle. It doesn't move, however, if I follow it along with my 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.
I think the pain you feel will continue as long as the cyst remains in your breast. This is probably why your Dr. advised you to have the cyst removed. I'm not quite clear as to whether you had the surgery from what you stated. If you did have 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.
I have been expanded to 300 cc's, but the pain is so unbearable. I feel as if it is swolen everyday, I get sharp pains, my sturnum aches and under my arm hurts. I had 9 lymph nodes removed at the time of surgery. Is this normal? Do I have what's called Radiation Dermititis and if so, what do I do to feel better and to reduce the swelling?
Please see that she does see her Dr. as soon as she is able to determine the nature of this lump. She may also have lumpy breast tissue which is fairly common. Kindest regards ....
It has been two years since I had breast reconstruction and my stomach is hard like rock - I am eating less than before - I really feel very bad if I eat one bite more or drink. My stomach is always hard even when it is empty. The muscles were taken from my tummy - from one side as I had three c-sections when having my children.
I had breast augmentation surgery six months ago - under the muscle, peri-areolar incision. The left breast remains hard, almost as if there is a wall around the implant. It is painful to lay on my 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 my dominant hand.
I do have a breast pump im using it as my nipples heal, butt is itt posible the pump did it cause ive been using it.
I would think they can see more if the whole area is looked at. It is so hard waiting for this surgeon, but I hear he is the best around. I just worry that I missed 4 mammos. Oh well....will just have 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.
Hello everyone, just letting you know how my breast surgery went, and what the doctors did to my precious breast! This is my 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.
I have 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 my breast that is really inflamed and also rock hard, I don't have any pain, just discomfort from the one breast having a sort of heavy feeling to it. I still have a lump in the other breast, but it is not growing or doing anything terribley alarming.
I developed a greenish brown infection on my left breast which was treated by my doctor. Now my left breast is hard like a rock with two lumps inside them. Could thiis be scar tissue? It is really painful and I can feel the lumps really good.
X-ray of my left breast. How can you tell on a X-ray if there is cancer or a lump. The lump is on my left breast, top right side, and cancer runs in my family. Can you help.
I've been feeling an aching pain in my armpit that is stretching to the left breast. My breast feels tender and painful to touch and is harder than the other and feels a bit lumpy on the side. I first noticed this about a month ago, not sure but it might be linked to my period. But would this occour in only one breast?
just re-read your reply. The lump that i have is fixed to the left side of my sternum. It is hard 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.
We all tend to think cancer when we hear of breast lump. When I had my breast lump I asked for an MRI of the breast too I wanted to see it from all angles. I did have cancer but it was small enough for a lumpectomy. My mother had cancer in one breast and the other was benign tumors in the same exact place as the one she had the masectomy on, you just never know but it is good they are testing you again. Let us know how you make out.
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This lump Im talking about is just to the upper right of my nipple (my right), just outside of the nipple on my left breast. My doctor told me it was fibrous tissue because there is a cyst right beside it but I didnt think fibrous tissue can feel hard and non moveable.
If surgery is required how long is the healing time, roughly. I mean, how much work will I miss? My job is physically demanding and I do a lot of lifting throughout my shift.
just wondering , if anyone knows what this might be or if they have 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 my exams, i push my 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.
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.
Also some people could bruise easily just by taking Anti-inflammatory pain killers ,because these medications thin out the blood. It's really hard 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...
I have had vaginal Cancer in the cuff of the Vagina and have 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 have 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.
hi about 5 weeks ago my left breast doubled in size and was very hard 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. Have 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.
There were calcifications and a spot that was said to look like a papilloma. It was in my left breast 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.
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