Women experience changes in their breasts right from puberty. During self-examination, if they discover any swelling or something unusual, it should not be ignored, as these could be breast lumps. Certain kinds of breast lumps lead to breast cancer. If you find any kind of nipple transformation consults with breast surgeons.
Fatty lumps are formed when the fat cells of the blood take the appearance of lumps. This condition of fat necrosis could be in the form of redness or stiffness and may be painful at times. An old lump is painless and often goes away with time, but the scars may not heal for long.
A new lump, if it is painful and persists for long, should be observed and treated accordingly. These lumps are non cancerous, they may appear to be similar to cancerous cells during ultrasound or mammography.
A lipoma is another kind of lump formed in the fat cells. It is usually soft and tends to move when touched with a finger. It does not cause cancer. A breast cyst is formed due to changes in the menstrual cycle.
Sometimes the doctors insert a needle in the lump to check the color of the fluid. If it is yellow in color, it is regarded as harmless.