Symptom: Breast lump

Breast lump: Lump in the breast or on the skin area
Introduction: A lump in the breast immediately brings fear of breast cancer, although most breast lumps are benign breast cysts. However, the failure to identify a breast lump as breast cancer is a common misdiagnosis (and a common allegation in malpractice law), and the survival rate after delayed detection is much lower, so the importance of correctly diagnosing a breast lump cannot be understated. There are also other causes of lumps in the breast or related region. Breast-feeding women are prone to breast lumps from mastitis. Men can get breast lumps in gynecomastia, but sometimes men can also get breast cancer. Any breast lump needs immediate professional medical advice to get a correct diagnosis and to detect cases of breast cancer.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Breast lump:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Breast lump (27 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Breast lump (8 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Breast lump (6 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Breast lump condition information
  • Causes of Breast lump (10 conditions)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Breast lump: Nipple symptoms (4), breast swelling (11)
    Breast lump type of: Breast symptoms (28), Lump (50)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Breast lump: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Breast lump as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Breast lump: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Breast lump as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Breast lump: The following list of conditions have 'Breast lump' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Breast Cancer ... breast lump, breast skin pitting, breast thickening, hard painless breast lump
  • Breast lump ... breast lump, various types of breast lump are possible


  • Cancer ... Breast lump


  • Fibroadenoma ... breast lump
  • Fibrocystic breasts ... breast lump, lumpy breasts


  • Mastitis ... lumps in breast ducts

    Related medical articles for Breast lump:
  • Introduction: Breast lump
  • Basic Summary for Breast lump
  • Causes of Breast lump
  • Symptoms of Breast lump
  • Diagnostic Tests for Breast lump

    Last revised: Apr 26, 2004

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