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How to Diagnose a Breast Swollen for 3 Months with Soreness

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wh is my left breast swollen with lumps and sore to touch? It has been this way for three months solid. It is becoming a numming pain that goes down my left arm! What is wrong?

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replied February 9th, 2006
Breast Cancer Answer A300
Pain accompanied with tenderness and swelling is often due to some kind of inflammation (mastitis) but a diagnosis has to be confirmed by a specialist via physical examination (palpation). You will most likely be required to take a mammography or an ultrasound examination to exclude fibrocystic displasia or tumor. You can first visit your family doctor and then see a specialist by referral.
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