Symptom: Breast swelling


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Breast swelling: Swelling or enlargement of one or both breasts
Detailed cause information for symptom: Breast swelling:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Breast swelling (11 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Breast swelling (7 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Breast swelling (11 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Breast swelling (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Breast swelling: breast lump (6), breast pain (7), breast symptoms (28)
    Breast swelling type of: Breast symptoms (28), Swelling symptoms (281)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Breast swelling: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Breast swelling as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
    • Puberty - causes breast size increase.
    • Menstrual cycle - may change breast size during the cycle.
    • Contraceptive pill - may cause slight breast size increase.
    • Hormone replacement therapy - may cause slight breast size increase.
    • Mastitis
    • Gynecomastia
    • Breast abscess
    • Sexual arousal - causes breasts to swell
    • Lymphatic obstruction - may cause one swollen breast
    • Newborn infant breast swelling - some newborns get temporary breast swelling from maternal hormones.
    • See also causes of breast lumps, swelling, and breast pain

    Medications or substances causing Breast swelling: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Breast swelling 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 swelling: The following list of conditions have 'Breast swelling' 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.

    A

  • Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome ... normal female breast enlargement

    B

  • Breast abscess ... swollen breast
  • Breast Cancer ... breast thickening, swollen breast, breast size change, swollen areola, swollen nipple

    C

  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... male breast enlargement

    F

  • Feminisation ... male breast enlargement

    G

  • Gynecomastia ... Enlarged male breasts

    K

  • Klinefelter syndrome ... enlarged male breasts

    L

  • Lymphatic Filariasis ... breast swelling

    M

  • Mastitis ... swollen breast

    P

  • Premenstrual syndrome ... breast swelling
  • Progressive Spinobulbar muscular atrophy ... gynecomastia
    Conditions listing complications: Breast swelling: The following list of conditions have 'Breast swelling' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    K

  • Klinefelter syndrome ... enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia)


    Last revised: Nov 9, 2003

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