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Intraductal Papillomas
General questions about intraductal papillomas.
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7/10/2017I had chest injury near 3 years ago. Since 2015 I start having bleeding through nipple. After that I did 3 mammogram, 6 ultrasound and 3 MRI examination but didn't found suspension lump or mass but bleeding remain. About two weeks ago I did ductogram and radiologist did found 2 area defeat contrast and think it's papilloma. One are is 3mm and other is 6x2mm which is quite big but how those technique missed it? Now surgical recommended. My question is how fast these papilloma grown in general? Can I wait to early next year for surgery as my present insurance not cover the doctor I trust? Another question is if it's better for just cut off whole breast? Thank you so much for help me to make decision.
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7/10/2017There is not one form of breast imaging that finds everything inside breast tissue and in some cases no form of imaging finds what is happening inside. ductogram makes perfect sense and usually is done when it is possible to identify the duct that the bleeding is coming from. so glad that was done. See a breast surgical oncologist to determine if it is okay to wait what would end up likely being 7 months. FIRST, it would be useful to still get a core biopsy done to confirm these are papillomas and determine if any atypical cells are associated with them. if you can come to us, do. 443-997-1513. you need reliable and accurate advice at this point. just let the scheduler know you had correspondence with Lillie on the Ask an Expert site. she will get you set up.

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