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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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3/5/2018Hi ladies im 30. Have had multiple mental meds since 12. On birth control since 13. Told at 16 ovarian cysts. Then had 2 children and one miscarriage. Got a tubal ligation 2015. Now i feel preimenoupause symptoms such us irragular periods and heavy with clots. Pain after intercourse. Night sweats and chills. And belly cramping like period alot. Now within past year found lump in right breast. Doc got mammo and u/s which found lump but also found a twisted blood vessel in bottom of same breast. 2 docs say the blood vessel rupture could be fatal and surgon says no so which is true? Also what could blood vessel mean? Also surgon want to do total removal of lump and biopsy. Breast cancer on both sides of family.
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3/5/2018Unfortunately, we cannot give specific medical advice via the website. There are no large arteries that run through the breast, however, there are vascular abnormalities that can present anywhere, even in the breast. If you would like a second opinion about what is going on here please call us at 443-997-1513.

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