Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Breast Cyst Benign Male Symptoms

The most common symptom of benign breast disease in males includes:

  • Breast swelling:
    • Swollen area is soft and nontender
    • One or both breasts may be swollen

Rare symptoms of benign breast disease in males include:

A breast lump or nipple discharge in men may be benign, but may be signs of breast cancer in males.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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