Women experience changes in their breasts as they age. Along with this come breast problems such as breast pain, tenderness, nipple inversions, breast lumps and breast discharge. These issues are common in women and may not necessarily be a sign of something serious like breast cancer.
During puberty, girls develop breasts starting off as tender bumps under the nipple. They may fear these lumps to be of concern, but it is a part of the breast development. You must know the causes of nipple discharge when you face any changes in your breast.
Breast lumps arise when there is a growth of a tissue in the breast region. This swelling or thickening may be benign or cancerous. The most common lumps are fibroadenoma and cysts. These can form in the breast due to various reasons like infection, inflammation, papilloma, fibrocystic disease, periductal or due to tumors.
Lumps are often caused by hormonal changes in the body and can occur before menstrual periods. It normally goes away after the period has ended. If you are above 30 years, and the lump does not go away, you will need a mammogram done to find the cause of the lump. Needle aspiration is one of the ways to withdraw fluid from the lump.