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Lump in the Breast Evaluation
- New breast lump
- Changes in breast shape or size
- Dimpling in the skin of the breast
- New lump in the armpit that does not go away
- Nipple discharge from one breast
- Orange-peel color of the skin overlying the breast
- Retracted (pointing inward) nipple or changes in the nipple
Testing is usually required to evaluate a breast lump.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a breast lump include:
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PubMed Lump in the Breast References
- Dehner LP, Hill DA, Deschryver K: Pathology of the breast in children, adolescents, and young adults. Semin Diagn Pathol 1999 Aug; 16(3): 235-47. 
- Greydanus DE, Parks DS, Farrell EG: Breast disorders in children and adolescents. Pediatr Clin North Am 1989 Jun; 36(3): 601-38. 
- Norlock FE: Benign breast pain in women: a practical approach to evaluation and treatment. J Am Med Womens Assoc 2002 Spring; 57(2): 85-90.