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Breast lumps are common, especially in women ages 30 to 50. A
number of conditions can result in a lump or lumps in your breast. Most of
these conditions are harmless or of minor concern.
Following are other types of breast lumps and their
It can be difficult to tell what is causing a lump in your breast.
Call your doctor if you feel a new lump in your breast or if you
have generalized breast lumpiness and you notice a distinct lump in your breast
that is not like the rest of your breast (dominant lump). A dominant lump in
the breast is any lump that is new, larger, harder, or different in any other
way from the rest of the breast tissue.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of:
October 13, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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