Hard swellings or lumps in the breast can be a serious source of tension for most women. Reason being that, cancer of the breast often starts with lumps that are usually painless before other disturbing symptoms suffice. Regardless of the fact that cancer of the breast usually starts as a lump, there are many other causes of swellings in the breast.
In this article in line with a publication on Mayo Clinic, we are going to have a look at the reasons why a woman's breast may have hard swellings. There are many other possible causes of hard swellings and we are going to find out in this piece.
What Are The Causes Of Hard Swellings In The Breast?
1. Cysts - breast cysts often starts with a breast lump that feels round, smooth and firm or hard. Cysts is one of the common things responsible for swellings or formation of lumps in the breasts and it arises when there is a dilated milk duct filled with fluid. It is this reason that women are advised to see a doctor rather than feeling so worried.
2. Injuries may also be responsible for formation of hard lumps in the breast. If you had a serious blow to this part of your body, after sometime it can form lumps that often goes away. If you had an injury prior to the appearance of the lump, then it could be the cause.
3. Breast cancer - there is no way we can talk about lumps or swellings in the body and most especially the breasts without mentioning cancer. Reason is that, it is also one of the main causes of swellings in the breasts especially if it's painless and also doesn't cause additional symptoms. If you have a history of breast cancer i.e. your mom or grand mom suffered from the disease, then you should consider seeing a doctor immediately.
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