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Breast Conditions

Conditions affecting the breasts

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14 Breast Conditions

Breast abscess

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Pain | Redness | Temperature

 

A breast abscess is a painful pus-filled accumulation in the breast. A bacterial infection causes most abscesses to form just beneath the skin. Mastitis can lead to breast abscesses, which are typical complications. Mastitis is a disorder that causes pain and swelling (inflammation) in the breasts.

 

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Breast problems

Breast cancer in women

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Discharge | Blood | Change in shape

 

Breast cancer is the second most frequent malignancy in women in the United Kingdom. If it’s caught early enough, there’s a decent chance of recovery. It’s critical for women to check their breasts for changes on a regular basis and to have any changes checked by a doctor.

 

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Cancer

Breast cancer in women

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Discharge | Blood | Change in shape

 

Breast cancer is the second most frequent malignancy in women in the United Kingdom. If it’s caught early enough, there’s a decent chance of recovery. It’s critical for women to check their breasts for changes on a regular basis and to have any changes checked by a doctor.

 

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Cancer

Breast lumps

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Discharge | Blood | Change in shape

 

Breast lumps are frequent and can be caused by a variety of factors. Although the majority of lumps aren’t cancerous, any odd changes in the breasts should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. Breast cancer can affect men as well, however, it is considerably less common in men than in women.

 

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Breast problems

Breast pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Most women experience breast pain, also known as mastalgia, at some point in their lives. This page discusses some of the possible reasons for breast pain and when you should see your doctor.

 

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Breast problems

Breast problems

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Swelling  |  Lump  |  Discharge  |   Change in shape

 

It is critical to be “breast aware.” This will allow you to spot any issues with your breasts. Your GP should be consulted as soon as possible if you notice any unexpected changes in your breasts.

Cancer

Cancer is a broad word that describes a situation in which the body’s cells begin to grow and proliferate uncontrollably. These cells can then infiltrate healthy tissue, including organs, and destroy it. Cancer can start in one part of the body and then spread to other parts.

Chest pain

Symptoms Include:
Chest pain

 

Anything from muscle pain to a heart attack can produce chest pain, which should never be disregarded.

Costochondritis

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Inflammation (swelling) of the cartilage joints at the end of the cartilages that link your ribs to your breastbone is known as costochondritis (sternum). Costochondritis can improve on its own after a few weeks, but it can sometimes continue for months or even years.

 

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Chest pain

Early or delayed puberty

Symptoms Include:
Problems with sexual development

 

When a child reaches puberty, their bodies begin to develop and change in preparation for adulthood. There’s usually no need to be concerned if puberty doesn’t begin around the age of puberty (see below). If it starts before the age of eight or hasn’t started by the age of fourteen, consult your doctor.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

Symptoms Include:
Lumps | Redness | Pus | Pain

 

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disorder that causes pain. It leads to skin abscesses and scars. It’s unclear what causes hidradenitis Suppurativa. It commonly develops around sweat glands near hair follicles, such as in the groyne, buttocks, breasts, and armpits.

Lumps and swellings

Symptoms Include:
Lumps | Swelling

 

The majority of lumps and swellings beneath the skin are innocuous and can be ignored. However, if you acquire a new lump or swelling, consult your doctor to determine the cause.

Mastitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Redness | Lump | Discharge

 

Mastitis is a condition in which a woman’s breast tissue becomes inflamed and uncomfortable. It occurs most frequently in women who are breastfeeding, usually within the first six weeks after giving birth. Mastitis can affect up to a third of breastfeeding mothers, compared to 5-9 percent of women who haven’t recently given birth.

 

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Breast problems

Nipple discharge

Symptoms Include:
Discharge

 

Nipple discharge isn’t always indicative of something serious. However, it’s a good idea to see a doctor just in case (see symptoms in the ‘when to see your doctor’ section).

 

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