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I'm 44 with one swollen breast for 5 months now. I had an US

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I'm 44 with one swollen breast for 5 months now. I had an US done 4 months ago. The radiologist said he can see something in the nipple are but not enough for a biopsy. Just a few days ago my lymph nodes started to swell. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you could be having an infection in your breast causing swelling and enlarging lymph nodes

I would repeat the breast ultrasound at this point.

and try a course of antibiotics

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did think an infection however this was first discovered on 7/27/15. I have not had a fever. I am concerned it's could possibly be early signs of IBC. The swelling is only in one breast and does not change with my menstrual cycle. Any thoughts??
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I am a cancer doctor

chance of breast cancer is low at your age

I would treat for infection first.

ultrasound would have seen most breast cancers if it was there.

and it didn't see a breast cancer.

I'm surprised you haven't started a course of antibiotics.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I saw my Dr for the US results he never suggested antibiotics. I was told to do another US in February of 2016. He did say I have fiborsysric breast. I have had 2 biopsy in the past with both being benign. The only history is grandmother passed of breast cancer. It's almost torture to keep waiting this out with no diagnosis.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it is normal for one breast to be slightly larger than the other.

so if one breast is larger than the other, it is really not considered "swollen"

all of your biopsies have been negative

you don't have breast cancer.

you may not have any infection if you don't have redness and warmth of your breast.

I can't examine you so I don't know how "swollen" your breast is