Benign Breast Conditions

Breast Lumps

What are Breast Lumps?

The majority of the breast lumps are benign in nature, however they should always be investigated.

Types of Benign Breast Conditions

Benign breast problems are of several types; but in general, they are classified according to the predominant symptom as

  • Lumps
  • Pain
  • Nipple problems
  • Infection of the breast

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Breast Shape Changes

A change in breast shape does not always mean you have cancer, but any change in the appearance or feel of your breasts should always be investigated by a doctor.

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Breast Pain

What is Breast Pain?

Breast pain, also referred to as mastalgia, is a common ailment among women. It is generally described as soreness, sharp burning pain or a feeling of tightness in the breast tissues. Pain may range from mild to severe and can affect women of any age; either in premenopausal or postmenopausal phase. But it is more frequent in younger women before menopause phase.

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Breast Infection

A breast infection, also known as mastitis, is an infection that occurs within the tissue of the breast. Breast infections are most common among women who are breastfeeding, when bacteria from a baby’s mouth enters and infects the breast. This is also known as lactation mastitis. Mastitis also occurs in women who aren’t breastfeeding, but this is not as common.

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  • University of Cape Town
  • King Edward VII's Hospital
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • prime wales hospital
  • BreastScreen Australia