Have you ever felt nodules in your breasts? Have you ever wondered why they appear or why they are? Do not be alarmed! Most likely it is a benign disease.
Breast cancer is one of the diseases most feared by women of all ages. Therefore, it is not surprising that some are alarmed when they feel breast lumps or lumps. However, in most cases they are benign. But why do they appear? In the next section we will explain it to you.
First of all, it is important to clarify that the breasts are made up of different types of tissue. In this way, we can find glandular, adipose and connective parts, so it is common to feel lumps or masses without there being any alteration in the breast.
What are breast lumps?
This is a frequent reason for consultation in gynecological consultations, since palpation of them generates intrigue and concern. Breast nodules are deep lesions with a different texture from the surrounding tissue and with a variable diameter.
In addition, this lesion does not present any modification throughout the menstrual cycle and usually generates asymmetry with respect to the contralateral breast. On some occasions, the lumps can be painful and be accompanied by some type of discharge from the nipple.
Many people associate breast lumps with breast cancer. However, studies have shown that in more than 80% of cases they are benign. Many of them can even be generated by hormonal changes resulting from the menstrual cycle or during lactation.