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May I ask a question about dense breast tissue?

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Hi,may I ask a question about dense breast tissue?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil, practicing internist.

What is your question?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi doctor,my left breast has been noted by my doctors of being very dense I'm unsure what this really means?When I do breast examinations after my peroid my left breast is always like I'm pushing a brick wall on the upper outer portion of the breast compared to my right breast where I can push right in
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

This just means the tissue is very thick.

some breasts are just made this way.

it isn't anything bad

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you is it normal for it to be lumpy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Yes, that is pretty normal too.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
May I ask is it normal for one breast to be dense than the other?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

You see it from time to time

Yes

but nothing related to cancer

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you doctor I think you guessed it was worried about it being cancer related
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

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