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What are the symptoms of a fibroadenoma?

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Since they’re usually painless, you might not notice a fibroadenoma until you feel a lump while you’re in the shower or if you do a breast self-exam.

Other times, a doctor may notice a fibroadenoma before you do, either during a routine physical or a mammogram or other scan.

Unlike breast cancer, a fibroadenoma does not cause nipple discharge, swelling, redness, or skin irritation around the breast.

From: Fibroadenoma WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: “Fibroadenoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Fibroadenomas.”

Kaufman, C. , June 2004. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Greenberg, R. , September 1998. Journal of General Internal Medicine

Medscape: “Breast Fibroadenoma Imaging.”

Merck Manuals: “Fibroadenomas.”

American Society of Breast Surgeons: “Management of Fibroadenomas of the Breast.”

Dupont, W. , July 1994. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Fibroadenoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Fibroadenomas.”

Kaufman, C. , June 2004. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Greenberg, R. , September 1998. Journal of General Internal Medicine

Medscape: “Breast Fibroadenoma Imaging.”

Merck Manuals: “Fibroadenomas.”

American Society of Breast Surgeons: “Management of Fibroadenomas of the Breast.”

Dupont, W. , July 1994. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

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