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Can traumatic fat necrosis cause breast lumps?

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Traumatic fat necrosis happens when there is an injury to the breast, though you may not remember an injury happening. It causes fat to form in lumps that are generally round, firm, hard, and painless. You usually get one at a time.

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American Cancer Society.

The Mayo Clinic.

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 2, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

The Mayo Clinic.

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 2, 2019

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