Breast conditions are very common and, in most cases, not serious.
A woman’s breast consists of three tissue sections:
Glandular, connective and adipose tissue. Glandular tissue in particular, reacts strongly to the hormonal influence of the hormones during the monthly cycle and this often leads to feelings of tension, especially before a period, and sometimes during ovulation.
Not infrequently, compression of glandular tissue can be found, which may also be associated with a cyst formation (this is called mastopathy). Again, feelings of tension, redness and swelling of the breast with sensitivity are typical symptoms. Inflammation of the mammary glands can lead to pain, redness, and swelling; this often occurs e.g. whilst breastfeeding a newborn.
Ultimately, however, symptoms may also be localized in the breast that are caused by conditions in other parts of the body (e.g. vertebral problems with irritation of the intercostal nerves or muscle tension may radiate into the breasts).
Of course, malignancy in the breast can also lead to pain, although this is atypical in the early stages.
In any case, you should visit your gynecologist immediately in case of uncertainty, pain or sudden noticed breast lumps, so that the problem can be clarified by palpation, ultrasound examination and, if necessary, a mammography or magnetic resonance imaging. If the significance of a finding remains unclear, a final assurance of the diagnosis will be made with a tissue biopsy. For this, a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy under local anesthesia is normally carried out. Only in rare cases is open tissue removal through surgery necessary.
In cooperation with other colleagues, we are able to offer you an entire range of gentle, yet definitive clarification of your breast problems, including any necessary surgical procedures for benign or malignant breast processes.
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