Mammology is a specialized branch of medicine dealing with female mammary glands. A mammologist studies the structure and functioning of a normal mammary gland and treats various diseases of this organ.
The modern medicine is capable of curing virtually any mammary gland pathology but on one condition – if the female patient visits the doctor in due time. The following symptoms should be a reason for consultations with a doctor:
identified induration in the breast,
density increased size of one mammary gland,
changed shape or contour of mammary gland,
inversion of nipple or skin area,
skin reddening or desquamation on breast,
emerging hollows and pits on the mammary gland when raising an arm,
bloody discharge from the nipple,
changed structure of mammary gland tissue,
painful feelings in breast, discomfort,
enlarged underarm lymph nodes,
underarm edema or shoulder swelling.