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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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7/27/201745 year old female that for the last three months has had unilateral swelling in the left breast and armpit. Went for MRI and left breast came back normal with only cysts. The right breast however identified 1.3cm mass centrally located 5cm from nipple. The mass is oval and noted as possibly a fibroadenoma. In addition there is a cyst also noted posteriorly in the same position. This mass was not noted on previous mammogram one year ago. Scheduled for ultrasound next week. However for the last few weeks, I have also noted a fluid feeling swelling under breast on top of my rib. Is it possible for a rapid growing fibroadenoma located in that area to cause an issue with the lympthatic system drainage? I am wondering if that is possible what it causing the odd swelling.
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7/28/2017Cysts fluid-filled sacs. These cysts start inside breast glands, and can remain very small, or can become quite large. As cysts grow, they push against breast tissue. Fibroadenomas are solid benign tumors. Often, fibroadenomas donít need treatment. However, if itís large or causes discomfort, it may be removed. The ultrasound will hopefully provide more information as to the cause of your symptoms.

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