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Breasts capture the duality of womanhood. They can be objects of desire and nourishment for children. Yet, every bump and lump evokes a scare.

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Nipple soreness, breast engorgement, latching, and milk supply are common nursing issues for new moms. Some problems should be addressed by a lactation specialist, but you may be able to solve many of them at home.

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Breast pain is common and often caused by something harmless, like the changes in hormone levels related to your period. Other causes include pregnancy, breast cysts, and having large breasts.

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Swollen breasts can be an alarming experience but there are plenty of normal reasons for your breasts to swell. Menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause are some of the natural causes that women experience.

Do you have breast pain before your period? After menopause? Learn about the hormonal, structural and cancerous causes of breast pain on the right or left side.breast

A fibroadenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) breast tumor from overgrown cells forming a mass. It is the most common kind of breast tumor in young women.

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While nipple pain can raise fears of breast cancer, the discomfort is much more likely to be caused by skin conditions such as eczema, getting your nipples pierced, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Breast discharge can be caused by normal and abnormal hormonal changes. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are normal hormonal changes that can cause milky nipple discharge. Cancerous and non cancerous breast conditions can also cause discharge from the nipples. Read now for more information on causes and treatment options.

Understand your cracked nipples symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.

Find out how to treat your breast cyst

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Understand asymmetrical breasts symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.

Understand nipple inversion symptoms, including 3 causes & common questions.

Most problems with nipples are related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. But there are a few symptoms and diseases that can affect nipples at other times in your life.

Breast cancer is cancer in the breast cells. It can stay local to the breast tissue or travel (metastasize) to other parts of your body. It needs to be treated as soon as possible—typically with a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

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Male breast cancer is incredibly rare and is usually not noticed until it has progressed. Symptoms include a painless mass, skin changes, or bloody or milky discharge from the nipple. It is usually a ductal carcinoma and treated via surgical removal of cancerous tissue.

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A breast abscess is a collection of infected fluid, or pus, within the breast that is generally painful. Other symptoms of a breast abscess include fever, chills, fatigue, and body aches. Treatment for a breast abscess involves antibiotics or a procedure to drain the fluid.

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Understand your breast lump symptoms, including 7 causes, common questions and must knows.breast