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My name is Traci Mulder, and I am 40 years old. I have been a breast cancer survivor for six years, since 9/11/2000, and this is my breast cancer story. The Breast Cancer Symptoms - Was It A Breast Lump or Not? I was 34 when I found a tender lump underneath my left armpit . I had just finished breastfeeding our 14-month-old son, Cameron, and was pregnant with our second child. I was healthy and happy and thought it was probably just a blocked milk duct. But, the medical professional in me told me that to be safe, I should get the lump checked out. And I did. When I saw my doctor, he agreed that there was nothing in the breast that felt suspicious. There were no obvious symptoms of breast cancer, aside from that odd lump. But, he ordered me to have a mammogram anyhow. I argued with him. I was a registered nurse, pregnant and had no family history. I was only 34 years old! I didn't need a mammogram. The doctor countered that mammograms weren't...
Alternative Names Lump in the testicle Home Care Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider right away if you notice any unexplained lumps or any other changes in your testicles. What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will perform a physical examination, which may include inspecting and feeling ( palpating ) the testicles and scrotum . The health care provider may ask questions about the lump, such as: When did you notice the lump? Have you had any previous lumps? Do you have any pain? Does the lump change in size? Is only one testicle involved? Exactly where on the testicle is the lump? Have you had any recent injuries or infections? What other symptoms do you have? Is there scrotal swelling ? Do you have abdominal pain ? Do you have any lumps or swelling anywhere else? Have you ever had surgery on your testicles or in the area? Were you born with both testicles in the scrotum? Tests and treatments depend on the results of the physical examination...
A common concern of women are bumps that they discover on the vulva. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the female genitalia and most of them are NOT contagious, NOT life threatening, and NOT STDs.
Here's what you need to know:
Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. In the vulva (the area near the vagina) they often arise from a blocked skin gland. They often look like pimples or lumps under the skin. If fairly large or uncomfortable, it can be incised and drained by a doctor. Squeezing them on your own is NOT a good idea as it can cause the introduction of bacteria and cause infection. A few common genital cysts in women include:
1. Skene's duct cysts. These occur on either side of the urethra (where you urinate). You can self treat these with warm compresses, or if large, it can be opened up by your doctor.
2. Bartholin cysts occur on either side of the lower part of the labia majora, the outside of the v...
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