Answers and questions on mammalogy

Recently I noticed that one breast became larger than the other. There was a difference before, but now it became clearly noticeable. I'm starting to worry, I had problems with hormones and now I don’t know what doctor to see, is it a question for the gynecologist who treated me or to a mammologist after all?
Answer: 09.12.2020

Hormonal diseases can cause asymmetry in the mammary glands - in very rare cases from early childhood. In this situation, you need a consultation by mammologist and, possibly, later by a plastic surgeon.

What should I do if I feel a ball in my breast? The fact is that I have been breastfeeding the baby for a year now. Recently, purely by chance, I felt a strange ball in my breast that moves under the skin. Could this ball appear in connection with breastfeeding? Do you have an online consultation by a mammologist? I can’t come to the hospital yet. Thank you in advance!
Answer: 09.12.2020

This “ball” in the breast could appear during breastfeeding, it’s called “galactocele”. In this situation, don’t worry too much. After the end of the lactation period, do ultrasound of mammary glands and contact a mammologist. It is difficult to assess the situation online.

If my breasts hurt, they are noticeably enlarged and hardened, can these be symptoms of mastitis? My breasts have been hurting for about a week, I don’t know what to do about it. I can’t visit a doctor for a full examination yet. Do you see a mammologist online?
Answer: 09.12.2020

Yes, these could be symptoms of mastitis. You can contact a surgeon with this problem. If the body temperature rises, then call an ambulance. In this situation, there is online consultation.

Hello! I would like to ask a question to a mammologist. I am concerned about pains in the left breast, which radiate to the scapula and arm. A very strange pulling sensation. I did a self-examination at home, felt my breast, everything seemed to be in order. But still the pain is present and has not gone away for two weeks. Tell me please what should I do?
Answer: 09.12.2020

In this situation, you need to visit a neurologist and examine the thoracic spine. Such symptoms can occur in case of intercostal neuralgia, and cardiac pathology. You need to do ECG.