BREAST LUMPS; What You Need To Know
A breast lump is a localized swelling, protuberance, bulge, or bump in the breast that feels different from the breast tissue around it or the breast tissue in the same area of the other breast.
There are different reasons why breast lumps develop. Most lumps are not cancerous and do not pose any risk.
Causes include infection, trauma, fibroadenoma, cyst, fat necrosis, or fibrocystic breasts.
Breast lumps may develop in both males and females, but they are much more common in females.
Possible causes of breast lumps include:
- an abscess or infection
- adenoma or fibroadenoma
- fat necrosis
- breast cancer
Some breast lumps feel as though they have a distinct border, while others may feel like a general area of thickened tissue.
A person who detects a breast lump should have it evaluated as soon as possible.