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Intraductal Papillomas
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12/11/2017Hi, I had a mammogram and ultrasound 11 days ago because I had spontaneous clear/yellow, then blood discharge from one duct in left nipple. Nipple also inverted. I was told I had a lump that was not a cyst and needed a biopsy. I went today for the biopsy but the ultrasound lady said she found nothing- there was nothing there? She said it could have been a papilloma that just went away. Although I am happy to hear this...I'm a bit worried/confused/concerned because my aunt died from Breast Cancer and my grandma had it 40 years ago. Can papillomas disappear? Could the first ultrasound have been wrong and maybe it was a cyst that broke? I don't understand where this lump went. Any information would be much appreciated. I'm glad it's gone, but is it really? Can lumps move? Can ultrasounds really tell the difference between solid lumps and cysts?
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12/11/2017A papilloma is a solid mass that would not just go away and they don't typically "move". A cyst is fluid-filled and can go away, and you can get another one in a different place (making it seem as if it moved). If there was nothing seen on ultrasound when you went for your biopsy, you can still get a second opinion just to make sure. Since you have some family history of breast cancer, it would benefit you to get to the bottom of this.

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