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I've found a lump in my breast. The PA I saw said she thought it to be just a cyst, yet she has scheduled me for BOTH a Mammogram AND an ultra-sound five days from now. If it's suspected to be a cyst, would aspiration be the best next step?

By Anonymous October 28, 2011 - 10:34pm
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. not all breast cyst are malignant. But, a Breast ultrasound can help your doctor determine whether a breast lump is fluid-filled or solid. Based on what they see on the ultrasound, your doctor might recommend a biopsy. Fine-needle aspiration. During this procedure, your doctor inserts a thin needle into the breast lump and attempts to withdraw (aspirate) fluid. If fluid comes out and the breast lump goes away, your doctor can make a breast cyst diagnosis immediately.

Here is a link that can help.

Best of luck,

October 30, 2011 - 5:49am
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I found a lump last December and I had an ultrasound and a mammogram. I was told I had a small cyst and a larger cyst in my left breast. They are still there and have grown and my breast hurts, a lot. I also have implants and I fear something happening to them as they would be an expense I can't afford. The pain can be quite intense at times and very uncomfortable as well. My question is, should I find a doctor and have them drained or keep waiting to see if they will go away on their own??

October 31, 2011 - 3:35pm
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