Common breast problem are infections, pain, lumps, nipple discharge, and changes in the skin of breast. Each of these problems has different symptoms. A breast lump may show symptoms of abnormal growth, pain and swelling. Symptoms of breast infections are pain or burning sensation, discharge from nipples and abscesses. Cancerous breast lumps may be painless or sometimes cause pain, redness or scaling and changes in nipple size and shape.
HOW IS BREAST PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of breast problems depends on the specific problem and location. The various tests include mammography, CT scan, X-ray, biopsy and CBE (clinical breast examination).
HOW IS BREAST PROBLEMS TREATED?
The treatment of the breast problems are directly related to the nature of the problem. An early detection and early treatment is the best way to recover quickly. The various treatments include medicines, self-care, hygiene, surgery and physical therapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
A cyst may appear and disappear with the monthly menstrual cycles.