Breast Diseases are classified into various types depending on the symptoms and conditions. All the breast disorders are not cancerous. The breast changes may occur with age, changes in hormone levels and medicines. The nipple discharge and shape may also classify the breast disorders, abnormal nipple conditions are nipple discharge other than milk in feeding mothers, inverted nipples and supernumerary nipples.
Some common changes observed in breast disorders:
Cysts - that are fluid-filled lumps
Fibrocystic breast changes - lumpiness, thickening and swelling just before periods
Blocked milk ducts
Milk production when a woman is not breastfeeding
Intraductal papillomas - growth of similar warts near the nipple
Fibroadenomas - solid, round, rubbery lumps that are movable
Some of the symptoms of breast diseases:
Breast swelling or thickening
Lumps observed in breast
Pain or tenderness of the breast
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs of unusual lumps and pain persisting in the breast. Early treatment may help in quick recovery.