Why is my breast tissue hard

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Avatar f tn Over the past few months I've noticed that there's hard tissue in my right breast, but not the other. I've read before that teenagers (I'm 17), due to fluctuating hormones, tend to have breast changes. There's no pain-- even with applied pressure on the tissue, and the nipples appear to be the same on both sides. However, there is pain anytime I apply pressure to my right armpit, if that has any relation.
Avatar f tn I have the extra fat under my arm pick. My doctor say it's breast tissue. It comes from wearing tight bras .
Avatar m tn I posted some questions regarding a biopsy that I had about a month ago and did not get any responses. But maybe someone out there might be able to give me some insight on what is going on. It has been almost a month since my surgery and things are so much worse now than they have ever been. The breast that had the benign tumor removed is now bigger than the other. Underneath and around the incission area is a large area of rock hard tissue that seems to be getting bigger.
Avatar f tn If this lump has been present "ever since you can remember" it would be very doubtful that it could be cancer. From your description you most likely do have what is often referred to as "lumpy breast tissue" and Fibroadenomas can occur at almost any age. This is also true of dense breast tissue. I can assure you that WHEN (not if) you see your Dr. about your problem there are several things that will be done before a biopsy is considered.
Avatar m tn When a women gets pregnant their breast fill with milk and if they breast feed the milk is then released causing tissue in your breast to break down, the same thing happens with loosing weight. If a women doesn't wear the proper bra this type of thing will happen. The suggestion I can make is to take your girl to a store where they do proper bra fittings (like Dillard's) and get her measured and find a proper bra that will hold her breast tissue in place.
Avatar f tn I am sure you are nervous to have your first mammogram and ultrasound! Try not to worry, as many patients and/or their doctors feel lumps. Dense breast tissue may always feel lumpy, bumpy and it can be hard to determine what is "normal" for you. Being a Mammo Tech, I describe "Dense" breast tissue to patients daily..... First of all there are basically 3 types of breast tissue....1)Dense, 2)Fatty, or 3)a combination of fatty and dense!
Avatar n tn There are multiple small points of sharp stabbing pain in the tissues of my breasts that hurt. The more I cough the worse it gets. This pain is NOT in my ribs, or under my ribs but in the breast tissue itself. It is extremely painful and gets worse each time I cough. Maybe something to do with arteries? (My mother experiences this as well when she has coughing fits). Why is this happening and is there anything I can do to stop it? (other than control my cough?
Avatar n tn I have no pain the only thing that I have notice is that my one breast has got really big over the last few months. Can you explain why I cannot feel the fiberous tissue and why i have been refered to a surgical team. I know i should have asked while in surgery but it all happened so fast it did not sink in.
Avatar n tn i have breast implant before 1/6 year and from the day of surgery my left breast is too much hard and whenever i touch or squeeze i feel pain and its really look unnatural am so tense about it is that symptom of cancer?
Avatar n tn 1 what is this prominent parenchymal tissue means? is this precancer? i am 54 .is it normal breast tissue changes at my age? please explain ,i am verry worried even though it says no suspicious features.
Avatar n tn Fibroglandular Breast Tissue is a combination of glands, milk ducts in the breast and the fibers that support the breast. Some women have more of this tissue than others. Breasts are usually made up of mostly adipose tissue (fatty tissue) but we are all different.
Avatar f tn I had a mastectomy and reconstruction last year, no nipple or skin were preserved. Got 8 rounds of chemo, 4 FEC followed by 4 taxotere then 30 rounds of radiation, last one on March 24th. My check-up mammography found a lump in my reconstructed breast, which is not even a breast, it's a part of my belly. The oncologist didn't like it and asked for an MRI Which I received yesterday that stated BIRADS 3. Does this mean: still a risk of cancer? in a breast that is not really a breast?
Avatar n tn In other words, why do they want to biopsy it could they have seen something? Is fatty tissue hard feeling or soft feeling? Is fibrous tissue hard feeling? Couldn't they tell a fibrous mass from a suspicious mass? I had a kidney removed that they swore was cancer and turned out to be angiomylipoma now I have another lesion in my left kidney, point is, they removed my whole kidney for a benigh tumor-I don't want to go through the same thing for my breast.
Avatar n tn We instructors and radiologists and physicists all know young tissue is more susceptible to radiation so why are women with a family history starting early with mammograms (also their tissue so dense very hard to read) instead of getting an ultrasound/MRI if presenting with a lump? Is anyone else out there concerned? Also my implant patients get four times as much radiation and I would advise going every two years instead.
Avatar n tn i went to my general practitioner this week, and she found it by feeling the area - it is raised in the light, but she said it is hard to feel due to my dense breast tissue. she was pretty sure its a fibroadenoma. she sent me to have an ultrasound done, took some blood (my count is normal) and referred me to a specialist. at the ultrasound, the technician couldnt find it easily. she described only finding a lump of dense tissue, and gave me the screens of the image.
Avatar f tn My breasts were diagnosed fibrocystic in my 20s - there were lumps and bumps - always, thankfully benign, I had a child at 39 and nursed her for a year, after that my mammograms showed dense breast tissue. I was called back a few times, and that has happened again, with another mammogram and ultrasound scheduled for next week. I cannot feel a lump. As far as I know - breast cancer does not appear on either side of my family. Needless to say, I am concerned.
991102 tn?1249288499 Focal asymmetry upper-outer left breast may be scar tiisue from breast reduction. Compression views are recommended. I problem is I am in a little bitty town in South Carolina. I had a breast reduction done around 7 years ago. Their report read 20! My last mammogram two years after the reduction, did not show anything. I am concerned because mu Aunt had a reduction done and 5 years later she had cancer and died!
Avatar f tn If your breasts feel hard it is usually caused by fibrocystic breast condition and is characterized by overall lumpiness. The condition is very common and benign, but an actual breast lump is a localized swelling, bulge or bump in the breast that feels different from the breast tissue around it. If you have lumpy breasts, it's important to perform regular breast self-examinations and have regular physical examinations.
587083 tn?1327120262 Mammograms are not able to visualise the breast tissue if it is dense as is the case in females less than 40 years of age. Then an ultrasound and MRI is done. You should go ahead with the MRI if your treating physician advises you to do so. Let us know what your doctor advises and also post us if you have any doubts. Regards.
Avatar n tn I am a 55 year old pre-menopasual women with dense breast tissue. My recent mammogram came back normal. Nothing was mentioned to me about extremely dense breast tissue. I have never had any children. I found out about the dense tissue issue by accident, Why wouldn't my health care provider send me to get an ultrasound or MRI. Should I insist in getting teasted further or just do self exams and look for changes.
Avatar f tn I had a Right Breast masectomy and Trans flap reconstruction . My breast has many large hard lumps, so hard that I feel like I'm laying on a bag of rocks . Is this normal or is the Ca returned with a vengance I had 3 months of IV chemo and now I'm on Arimadex.
Avatar f tn Breast feeding breaks down breast tissue an that is why a lot of women are smaller or sag. Boo. I would recommend doing light chest exercises with weights after you have your baby. The nipple also changes and that can be size and color. All for a good cause but my breasts definitely changed from breastfeeding.
Avatar f tn s just scar tissue. Anytime a surgical procedure is performed there is a chance that some scar tissue can form. Regards .....
Avatar f tn Why don't u ask ur doc for an ointment...I have been given one by my doc to avoid cracked chipped and sore nipples...
Avatar n tn hi..in my ultrasound in my breast it says..i have a hypoechoic multilobulated nodule...i can't remember the other details but those are the first line in the result..what would that mean???
Avatar f tn additional screening proved hard to see due to dense breast tissue (larger breasts like you). My doc suggested I "watch and see"; but I read that an MRI is a better detector for dense breasts than ultrasound or mammo. I went to another specialist, did an MRI and (in my case only - not yours) they did detect stage 1 breast cancer, which I'm now starting to treat with success. Moral of the story - if I would have waited - my situation could have been vastly different.