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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

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What Are Benign Breast Conditions?

Most breast conditions are benign (noncancerous), causing no serious harm to you. But all women are at some risk for breast cancer. This risk increases as they become older. So if you notice any breast changes that aren't normal for you, see your healthcare provider. This helps to ensure proper treatment if there is a problem.

Breast Infection

Infections of the breast tissue can cause skin redness, warmth, and pain or tenderness. The most common infection is mastitis. This inflammation of the mammary glands can occur during breastfeeding. Mastitis and other breast infections are often treated with antibiotics.

Nipple Discharge

Many women can squeeze a tiny amount of a clear or milky discharge from one or both nipples. This discharge may be normal. Other kinds of discharge may be symptoms of a breast condition. A dark discharge can be caused by an intraductal papilloma (a benign growth in a duct near the nipple). A nipple discharge that is dark or bloody, or that happens without squeezing your nipple, should be checked by your healthcare provider.

Fibrocystic breasts

Fibrocystic Changes

These benign changes may cause a thickening in the breasts. Breasts may be tender or painful. They may feel more dense in some areas than in others. Sometimes solid or fluid-filled lumps (cysts) may also form. Cysts may be smooth, soft or firm, and tender. They may become larger and more tender right before your period.

Benign Breast Lumps

Benign Breast Lumps

Benign breast lumps come in all shapes, textures, and sizes. A fibroadenoma (a lump of fibrous tissue) may be smooth, firm, and rubbery. This type of lump is usually painless and movable. Have any lump checked by your healthcare provider.

Publication Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

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Publication Source: US National Library of Medicine

Online Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

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Online Source: US National Library of Medicine

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2003-06-01T00:00:00-06:00

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