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Breast symptoms

Breast symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Breast symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Breast symptoms: breast lump, Nipple symptoms, breast swelling, breast pain, breast abscess, breast redness, breast cancer, galactorrhea or other types.

Breast symptoms: Any symptom affecting one or both breasts. See detailed information below for a list of 240 causes of Breast symptoms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Breast symptoms

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Causes of Types of Breast symptoms:

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Breast symptoms: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Breast symptoms, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Breast symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Breast symptoms

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Message Boards for Breast symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Breast symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Breast symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the breasts when sitting and lying flat and assess any breast lump found for position, size, shape, consistency, tenderness, mobility and attachment to the overlying skin. e.g. a hard, irregular lump is suspicious of breast cancer; a firm, smooth and mobile breast lump may suggest fibroadenoma
    • Axillary and supraclavicular lymph node examination
    • Examine to see if there is a deformity of the breast associated with the mass e.g. an orange peel appearance of the skin over the tumor, retraction of the skin, retraction of the nipple or ulceration of the skin overlying the mass suggests breast cancer
    • Examine lump to see if it transilluminates - may suggest a cyst of the breast or a galactocoele. If it does not transilluminate it is probably a benign or malignant tumor.
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Breast symptoms:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Breast symptoms as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Breast symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Breast symptoms may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Breast symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Breast symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Breast symptoms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Breast symptoms

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, more »

Breast symptoms: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Breast symptoms

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Breast symptoms: Related Rare Diseases

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Breast symptoms: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Breast symptoms:

The list of organs typically affected by Breast symptoms may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Breast symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Breast symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Breast symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Breast symptoms. Of the 240 causes of Breast symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 228 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Breast symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Breast symptoms' 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.

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  • Basal type breast cancer ... lump in the breast
  • Bd syndrome ... extra nipple
  • Becker nevus syndrome ... underdeveloped breast
  • Birth control pill poisoning ... tender breasts
  • Brachmann-De Lange Syndrome ... hypoplastic nipples
  • Breast abscess ... breast hardness, red breast, breast pain, breast tenderness, breast warmth, pain worsens when breast feeding, swollen breast, breast inflammation
  • Breast Cancer ... scaly areola, Nipple changes, red breast, Nipple discharge, hard painless breast lump, breast thickening, breast thickening, Nipple tenderness, breast changes, swollen areola, swollen areola, breast size change, scaly nipple, warm areola, breast skin pitting, breast shape change, nipple inverted, red areola, scaly breast, swollen nipple, swollen nipple, lump near breast, breast lump, warm nipple, Areola changes, Breast skin ridges, swollen breast, red nipple, Lump in the breast, warm breast
  • Breast cancer stages: 0, I, II, III, IV ... nipple discharge, lump in the breast
  • Breast carcinoma ... scaly areola, nipple changes, red breast, nipple discharge, hard painless breast lump, breast thickening, breast thickening, nipple tenderness, breast changes, swollen areola, swollen areola, change in breast shape, scaly nipple, warm areola, inverted nipple, red areola, scaly breast, swollen nipple, swollen nipple, lump near breast, breast lump, warm nipple, areola changes, swollen breast, red nipple
  • Breast conditions ... breast symptoms
  • Breast Duct Papilloma ... bleeding from nipple, cyst on or under nipple, blood-stained or serous nipple discharge
  • Breast fibroadenoma ... breast lump
  • Breast lump ... various types of breast lump are possible, breast lump
  • Brugsch's syndrome ... enlarged male breasts






















  • Zuskas Disease ... Areolar pain, Nipple discharge, Areolar lump, Breast pain, Breast lump

Conditions listing medical complications: Breast symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Breast symptoms or similar listed as a medical 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.






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Causes of Breast symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Breast symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Breast symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Breast symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Breast symptoms:

    Subtypes of Breast symptoms:

    Breast lump (64 causes), Nipple symptoms (123 causes), Breast swelling (72 causes), Breast pain (77 causes), Breast abscess (5 causes), Breast redness (7 causes), Breast cancer (3 causes), Galactorrhea (20 causes), Breast rash (17 causes), Breast numbness (9 causes), Breast tingling/paresthesias (9 causes), Breast weakness (2 causes), Breast itch (16 causes), Breast coldness (8 causes), Breast bruise (8 causes), Breast spasm (6 causes), Breast burning sensations (14 causes), Breast blueness (10 causes), Premature Breast Development (10 causes), Unusual production of breast milk (9 causes), Abnormal number of nipples (19 causes), Areolar lesions (9 causes), Breast dimpling (8 causes), Breast paresthesia's/ tingling (9 causes), Breast Ulcer (21 causes), Nipple abnormality (34 causes), Male breast pain (6 causes), Lactation in females (9 causes), Breast burning sensation (14 causes), Breast discomfort (16 causes), Breast tenderness (10 causes), Male breast enlargement (44 causes), Painful breast and nipple (19 causes), Bleeding nipple (9 causes), Inverted nipple/nipple retraction (25 causes), Nipple Blueness (9 causes), Nipple Bruise (13 causes), Nipple Coldness (6 causes), Nipple discharge (77 causes), Nipple itch (14 causes), Nipple lump (19 causes), Nipple lump (male) (11 causes), Nipple rash (17 causes), Nipple swelling (13 causes), Painful, Cracked nipples (8 causes), Gynecomastia (76 causes), Mastalgia (18 causes), Breast infection (5 causes), Mastodynia (15 causes), Abnormal papillae (13 causes), Areolar gland abscess (3 causes), Bloody nipple discharge (6 causes), Breast discomfort in pregnancy (13 causes), Breast enlargement in men (23 causes), Breast hypertrophy (10 causes), Breast lump during pregnancy (15 causes), Breast lymphadenopathy (11 causes), Breast mass (39 causes), Breast nodules (23 causes), Breast symptoms in pregnancy (13 causes), Breast tenderness in pregnancy (13 causes), Breast trauma (10 causes), Breast warmth (6 causes), Change in breast shape (10 causes), Cyclical mastalgia (4 causes), Dilated lactiferous ducts (4 causes), Erythema of the areola (8 causes), Extreme nipple itching (11 causes), Firm mass beneath the nipple (16 causes), Flattening of the breast contour (7 causes), Flattening of the nipple (7 causes), Galactorrhea due to pituitary adenoma (1 cause), Gynecomastia due to medications (14 causes), Gynecomastia due to tumour (3 causes), Gynecomastia in children (30 causes), Hyperpigmentation of nipples (11 causes), Duct obstruction (4 causes), Inflammation in the areolae (9 causes), Inflammation of the fatty tissue of the breast (5 causes), Inflammation of the sebaceous glands of Montgomery (3 causes), Leaking nipples in infants (1 cause), Lump in the breast (28 causes), Mastalgia during pregnancy (6 causes), Mastalgia in pregnancy (5 causes), Nipple cracks (9 causes), Nipple deviation (7 causes), Nipple deviation of a single breast (3 causes), Nipple discharge in pregnancy (5 causes), Nipple fissures (5 causes), Nipple itch in pregnancy (5 causes), Nipple lesion (6 causes), Nipple pain (11 causes), Nipple swelling in pregnancy (5 causes), Nipple that turns inward (1 cause), Nipple that turns inwards (11 causes), Obstructed lactiferous ducts (4 causes), Maceration of breast tissue (10 causes), Puckered skin on breast (9 causes), Red excoriated nipple (12 causes), Retraction of skin on the breast (1 cause), Retraction of the skin on the breast (9 causes), Serous nipple discharge (7 causes), Sudden onset of gynecomastia (9 causes), Trauma of fatty tissue of breast (3 causes), Ulceration of breast tissue (11 causes), Breast bleeding (5 causes), Breast deformity (16 causes), Painful breast and nipple in pregnancy (5 causes)

    Symptoms related to Breast symptoms:

    Breast lump (64 causes), Breast infection (5 causes), Mastitis, Breast symptoms (240 causes), Breast pain (77 causes), Nipple symptoms (123 causes), Nipple pain (11 causes), Breast abscess (5 causes), Breast cancer (3 causes), Galactorrhea (20 causes), Breast rash (17 causes), Breast numbness (9 causes), Breast tingling (9 causes), Breast weakness (2 causes), Breast itch (16 causes), Breast coldness (8 causes)

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