Breast lump is a mass of swelling, bulge or bump in the breast that feels different from breast tissue around it or the breast tissue in the same area of the other breast. Breast lumps are common in male and female but more common in females. Most of the breast lumps are non-cancerous and the various causes may be due to infection, trauma, fibroadenoma, cyst or fibrocystic condition of the breast.
Some of the symptoms of Breast lump:
The signs and symptoms of breast lumps vary depending on the cause and condition
Fibroadenosis:- It is a noncancerous fibrocystic breast disease
Breast discomfort and general tenderness
Irregular lumps, cysts or swellings
Fibroadenoma:-It is a non-cancerous lump developed in the breast consisting of fibrous and glandular tissue.
A round, smooth and solid lump
May increase in size during pregnancy
Move easily when touched
Breast cyst:-A cyst is a closed, abnormal pocket of fluid like a blister that contains liquid, gaseous or semi-solid substances.
Round with distinct edges
Cyst may feel firm
Usually disappear after the menopause
Pain is unusual
Breast cancer:- some of the symptoms of breast cancer are
Lump found in the breast or in the underarm area
The size and shape of the breast may change
The nipple may turn inward
The skin on the breast or nipple may be scaly, red or swollen
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs of breast lumps or mass that changes in size and have nipple discharge. Early diagnosis and treatment may help in quick recovery.