Do you find any lump in your breast? It doesn’t mean that you have a breast cancer.
Many people think that lump in the breast is a definite sign of breast cancer.
Breast lump is one of the reasons for benign tumors to occur but it is not necessary that you have a breast cancer.
Different conditions associated with the breast lumps
This is the most common change found in most of the women. It is generally associated with an overgrowth of fibrous tissue or cell multiplication in the supporting tissue of the breast.
Due to these changes, there is a chance for the formation of large and small cysts in one or both of your breasts and blocks the ducts which in turn prevents the secretions.
Fibrocystic change is the most common change and generally associated with change in hormone levels during your menstrual periods and also in your menopause stage. As the reproductive hormone levels fluctuate, you can observe tenderness and increased lumpiness in your breast.
In order to treat this fibrocystic change of your breast lump, you must reduce the intake of caffeine and also remember to wear a supportive and well fitted bra. Consult the doctor for proper medications.
This type of breast lump is usually associated with extreme growth in glandular and connective tissue of the breast. It is mostly seen in women with 20 or 30 years of age and is also most prominent in pregnant women.
Fibroadenomas breast lump is characterized with rubbery, firm and round masses in the breasts. These masses are painless and can bounce or move when slightly pressed.
Some times this kind of breast lump disappears spontaneously. But surgical removal of these masses is always recommended by most of the doctors.
Cysts are another form of breast lumps which often appear in women who are approaching their menopausal stage. Cysts usually cause fluid filled sacs in your breast due to dilated ducts.
When you have cysts, you can feel pain in breast. These kinds of breast lumps are hard and tender to touch.
Cysts usually resolve by themselves. If not, they are surgically removed by inserting a needle in your breast and draining the fluid out which is responsible for the lump.
Some tips to ease the symptoms of breast pain
- Massage your breasts with essential diluted oils when ever you feel the pain. It removes the excess fluid from the tissues. This will not only help you in reliving the pain but also helps in recognizing the changes in breast.
- Take warm baths and use ice packs for treating the breast pain.
- Different pain killing gels and lotions are available. Use them to ease the pain. But be cautious, these gels may cause itching and irritation to your skin. If you are pregnant or breast feeding then it is not advisable to use these painkilling lotions.
- To avoid breast discomfort, always use well fitted and supportive bras, which will also help in minimizing the movement of breasts.