Breast Specialist Hospital in Delhi
No matter how old you are, it is always crucial to keep your breasts healthy. Healthy breasts can be ensured by understanding what is normal and what is not. Your breasts undergo changes at different points in life. These changes may not always be a cause of concern, however, any abnormality in the breast must immediately be evaluated by a breast specialist. At Apollo Spectra, our breast specialists provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and care for a number of breast-related conditions.
- Painful or swollen breasts
- A hard lump in the breast which does not move or cause any pain
- Dimpling or puckering of breast skin
- Abnormal discharge from nipples
- Redness or feeling of warmth in the breasts
- Swelling around your breast, collarbone, or armpit
- Dry, cracked, red, or thickened skin (like an orange peel) around your nipple
Fibroadenomas are benign (non-cancerous) breast tumours. They are made up of both glandular tissue and connective tissue. They are most common in women in their 20s and 30s, but they can be found in women of any age. In most cases, they shrink after a woman goes through menopause. Fibroadenomas can feel like a marble within the breast since they are round and have well-defined borders. They easily move under the skin and have a rubbery structure. A woman can have one or multiple fibroadenomas at a time. They are not usually a cause of concern.
Mastitis is a breast condition usually caused by an infection. This condition is characterized by inflammation (swelling), redness and warmness in the breasts. It is more common in women who are breastfeeding but can affect other women as well. The infection may be caused due to a clogged milk duct, not completely draining milk from the breast, or breaks in the skin of the nipple. This causes the white blood cells to release substances to fight the infection, which can lead to inflammation. A woman may also have a fever or general flu-like symptoms.
- Fibrosis and Simple Cysts in the Breast
Fibrosis or cysts are non-cancerous (benign) lumps in breast tissue that can occur to any woman at some time in her life. These are most common in women of child-bearing age, but they can occur to women of any age. They may be found in different parts of the breast and in both breasts at the same time.
- Hyperplasia of the Breast (Ductal or Lobular)
Hyperplasia is also known as epithelial hyperplasia refers to the overgrowth of the cells that line the ducts or the milk glands inside the breast.
- Breast cancer
Breast cancer is the most serious breast condition usually characterized by the formation of a hard, painless and immobile lump in the breast. It is caused by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the breast. Breast cancer symptoms may vary for each individual, thus it is important to get any abnormalities with the breasts evaluated on time. Timely detection of breast cancer can be life-saving.
- The breast specialist starts by physically examining the patient and learning their medical history, the medicines they are taking and the symptoms they are undergoing.
- The breast specialist may then examine your breast to look for lumps or any other abnormalities.
- Based on the diagnosis above, the breast specialist may suggest you get some tests done which may include- An ultrasound of one or both breasts, a mammogram, or biopsy -fluid is taken from a lump in the breast and sent for testing.